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DistroWatch.com: Tails

Tails

Last Update: 2017-04-20 02:53 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: 26 (401), 6 months: 26 (421), 3 months: 26 (409), 4 weeks: 27 (407), 1 week: 22 (526)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 4 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
https://mailman.boum.org/listinfo/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://tails.boum.org/doc/index.en.html
Screenshots LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors https://tails.boum.org/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/issues?query_id=108
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2.0: LWNDistroWatch
1.3: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-19: Distribution Release: Tails 2.12
 • 2017-03-07: Distribution Release: Tails 2.11
 • 2017-01-24: Distribution Release: Tails 2.10
 • 2016-11-18: Development Release: Tails 3.0 Alpha 1
 • 2016-11-15: Distribution Release: Tails 2.7
 • 2016-09-20: Distribution Release: Tails 2.6
 • 2016-08-02: Distribution Release: Tails 2.5
 • 2016-06-07: Distribution Release: Tails 2.4
 • 2016-04-26: Distribution Release: Tails 2.3
 • 2016-03-08: Distribution Release: Tails 2.2
 • 2016-01-27: Distribution Release: Tails 2.0
 • 2016-01-13: Development Release: Tails 2.0 RC1
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  Headlines:
 •2017-02-01 Tails to use 64-bit builds
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Feature 3.0-beta4 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
Release Date 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 2016-01-10 2014-06-10 2010-10-22
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation -- -- -- -- --
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386
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 3.0-beta4 2.12 1.8.2 1.0.1 0.6
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Version: 2.12
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-24
Votes: 0


I like this distro. It is the right tool for the journalists in oppressive countries and those that risk to become so. Caution and knowledge of the cyber risks are still necessary but it's the best for the average user so far.



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Version: 2.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-19
Votes: 0


Tails defends our privacy rights on the internet. And it is (still) for 32 bit machines! Bravo.
Although it contains useful 'other' applications, it could do with some more.


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Version: 2.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-02-22
Votes: 2


Snowdens choice!

Pros: Gives excellent security.

Cons: Not the most polished distro.


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