Software update: Tails 5.5

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Tails stands for The amnesic incognito live system and is a live Linux distribution that focuses on privacy and anonymity. It bases on Debian GNU/Linux and adds a Gnome environment with Tor, Tor Browser, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Electrum, LibreOffice, GPG and KeePassXC. For more information, we refer to this page. Version 5 is based on Debian 11 and OpenPGP has been replaced by Kleopatra, among other things. The following changes and improvements have also been made in version 5.5:

Changes and Updates

  • Update Thunderbird to 102.3.0.
    Thunderbird 102 is a major update with many changes to the navigation, folder icons, and address book.
    Thunderbird 102 also includes important usability improvements to the OpenPGP feature. When composing an email, you can now see whether it will be encrypted or not. If encryption is impossible, a key assistant helps you solve key issues.
  • Update Tor Browser to 11.5.4.
  • Update the Linux kernel to 5.10.140. This should improve the support for newer hardware: graphics, Wi-Fi, and so on.
  • Make the wget command line utility use a different Tor circuit every time.

Fixed problems

  • Always ask to configure a screen locking password when pressing Ctrl+L and no administration password was set. (#19090)
  • Add standard fields to /etc/os-release. (#12372)

Version number 5.5
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website Tails
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)
BrowserDebianGPGLinuxSoftwareThunderbirdTorTor Browser