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Last Update: 2019-07-09 23:36 UTC

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all traffic anonymised. To achieve this, Incognito uses the Tor network to make Internet traffic very hard to trace.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 32 (323), 6 months: 31 (322), 3 months: 31 (334), 4 weeks: 39 (275), 1 week: 42 (296)

Average visitor rating: 7.44/10 from 43 review(s).

Tails Summary
Distribution Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System)
Home Page https://tails.boum.org/
Mailing Lists https://tails.boum.org/support/index.en.html
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://tails.boum.org/doc/index.en.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://tails.boum.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/issues?query_id=108
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 3.0: LinuxFR (French)
2.0: LWNDistroWatch
1.x: DistroWatchLinux UserComputerworldderStandard (German)
0.x: DistroWatchLWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-10: Distribution Release: Tails 3.15
 • 2019-05-21: Distribution Release: Tails 3.14
 • 2019-03-19: Distribution Release: Tails 3.13
 • 2019-01-29: Distribution Release: Tails 3.12
 • 2018-12-11: Distribution Release: Tails 3.11
 • 2018-10-24: Distribution Release: Tails 3.10.1
 • 2018-09-05: Distribution Release: Tails 3.9
 • 2018-06-26: Distribution Release: Tails 3.8
 • 2018-03-13: Distribution Release: Tails 3.6
 • 2018-01-09: Distribution Release: Tails 3.4
 • 2017-11-15: Distribution Release: Tails 3.3
 • 2017-09-28: Distribution Release: Tails 3.2
 • More Tails releases...

 •2019-05-06 Tails publishes web browser fix
 •2018-07-13 Tails improves support for VeraCrypt
 •2018-05-14 Tails testing persistent packages
 •2017-12-04 Planned tasks for Tails
 •2017-11-02 Tails status report
 •2017-09-05 Tails updates roadmap
 •2017-07-07 Work around for Tor bug
 •2017-05-31 Tails moving to Debian Stretch
 •2017-02-01 Tails to use 64-bit builds
 • More Tails headlines...

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Feature 3.15 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
Release Date 2019-07-09 2017-04-19 2016-01-10 2014-06-10 2010-10-22
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1100-1200        
Installation -- -- -- -- --
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- --
Multilingual de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, pt
Asian Language Support ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, fa, kr, vn, zh_CN ar, zh_CN
Full Package List 3.15 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
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Version: 3.15
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 1

Very good OS that supports the privacy of its users.

However there are a few glaring issues that I hope the developers need to pay attention to in the future releases.

1. Wifi driver support is basic. Intel Wifi is supported well, but that's pretty much it. Wifi without MAC Address spoofing support is not immediately available for use, unless you disable MAC Address Spoofing at the startup screen.

2. Graphics driver support is basic. No Nvidia drivers, no AMD drivers. Nvidia 340.40 driver should be included like Ubuntu 19.10, AMD drivers are all included in the 5.0-5.4 kernels. Should upgrade to the latest kernel as soon as possible

3. Tor circuit is difficult to configure, and is specified in the startup screen. Should allow Tor Bridge configuration once logged in. Amazon-meek and Azure-Meek bridges should be included for beginner users

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Version: 3.15
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-08-03
Votes: 0

is good os but Broadcom Wi-Fi network interface needing broadcom-sta-dkms not work on it

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Version: 3.14.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-09
Votes: 1

..happily using it since years!!

I like the regular updates and
many privacy default settings.
this way I can pass it on to
people curious to try it out,
without much extra config.

even if not advertised as such,
I enjoy it as daily driver after
having automated settings and
configs at bootup.

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