For users who want privacy at a higher level, just using a Linux distribution is not enough. Some requirements are required to obtain greater control of your privacy and data, using only free software is a great option, however, let’s say that further steps are needed, this is where the Linux Tails distro proposal comes in.
It’s been a while since we produced a post about Tails, I recommend you read it, this system is the first alternative that comes in the minds of many users, when it comes to privacy. We even have a very interesting video on this topic, in which we cover Tails and Tor Browser (the dynamic duo ?️?️?️). Check out the video in question below.
What’s new in Tails 4.0 beta
Recently Tails entered the beta phase, based on the Debian 10 version «Buster», the system will have the most recent packages available in the «universal system». Thus, Tails will have better support for new hardware, especially NVidia and AMD GPUs, as well as Mac computers and other technologies.
One of these new supports will be the operation of devices using Thunderbolt 3, which has been integrated with the latest versions of GNOME 3. With the GNOME environment, the distribution has a total focus on your privacy, dispensing with commonly used software, but which does not have much to do with that proposal.
Several features are pre-configured in the system, allowing greater convenience in terms of security / privacy. A beautiful example is being able to open persistent USB drives in Tails, display the OpenPGP applet next to the TOR status icon, among others, all by default. The new version 4.0 will replace some programs, the password manager is one of them. KeePassX will be replaced by the latest KeePassXC. Programs that currently exist in Tails will be removed, obviously you can install them, such as Scribus and Math from the LibreOffice suite. The desktop messenger Pidgin and Home Launcher will also not be shipped by default.
Tails 4.0 is scheduled for release on October 22, 2019. If you want to try the beta and check the current status of the system, you can download the ISO or USB version through this link.
As it is a beta version, be aware that several bugs may be present.
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Source: Softpedia, Tails.
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