Tails project brings 2.0 version of the operating system




The 2.0 version of the operating system Tails is available for download now. The biggest changes that the system now uses GNOME Shell as desktop environment and that it is based on the latest version of the Debian distribution, Jessie.

tails Also makes the new Tor Browser 5.5 is part of the distribution. So far Tails made using the outdated ‘Flashback’ version of Gnome, but this has now been replaced with GNOME Shell. For the display is chosen for the ‘Classic’ mode, so there is not much difference with the look of previous versions of Tails.

Debian 8 ensures, among other things, that new versions of standard programs are available, including LibreOffice 4.3 and Git 2.1.4. The controversial systemd -init system is part of the new version of Tails, which among other things should improve sandboxing and must support booting from Tor. The “Windows camouflage’ feature did not make it to the new release. This function should make it possible to display the desktop to the appearance of Windows, in order to hide in public places that there is made use of Tails. We are working to re-implement this function.

It should also protect the Tor browser to browser fingerprinting, just not this option is selected in Tails 2.0. However, this would not be a problem because all plants Tails have the same fonts. This would see an attacker only getting or using of Tails. That would anyway be to establish whether, as Tails in the Adblock Plus extension in the Tor browser is present and not in the standard version of the browser.

Tails is a Linux distribution that offers the user far-reaching possibilities to remain anonymous on the Internet and to communicate in a secure manner. The system makes previous standard use of the Tor network. Tails is typically installed on encrypted USB sticks or virtual machines to enhance security. The operating system is through these features include popular with journalists and citizens in countries that pursue a strict policy toward dissidents. Edward Snowden also took advantage of Tails in his revelations. The new version is already on the site available.


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