Tails Tails 2.0.1 is out

Discussion in 'TOR | TAILS' started by survivalmonkey, Feb 13, 2016.

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    This release fixes numerous security issues. All users must upgrade as soon as possible.


    New features

    • Tails now uses the GNOME Shell desktop environment, in its Classic mode. GNOME Shell provides a modern, simple, and actively developed desktop environment. The Classic mode keeps the traditional Applications, Places menu, and windows list. Accessibility and non-Latin input sources are also better integrated.

      To find your way around, read our introduction to GNOME and the Tails desktop.

      The desktop and Applications menu

      The activities overview
    Upgrades and changes

    • Debian 8 upgrades most included software, for example:
      • Many core GNOME utilities from 3.4 to 3.14: Files, Disks, Videos, etc.
      • LibreOffice from 3.5 to 4.3
      • PiTiVi from 0.15 to 0.93
      • Git from 1.7.10 to 2.1.4
      • Poedit from 1.5.4 to 1.6.10
      • Liferea from 1.8.6 to 1.10

    • Update Tor Browser to 5.5 (based on Firefox 38.6.0 ESR):
      • Add Japanese support.

    • Remove the Windows camouflage which is currently broken in GNOME Shell. We started working on adding it back but your help is needed!

    • Change to systemd as init system and use it to:
      • Sandbox many services using Linux namespaces and make them harder to exploit.
      • Make the launching of Tor and the memory wipe on shutdown more robust.
      • Sanitize our code base by replacing many custom scripts.

    • Update most firmware packages which might improve hardware compatibility.

    • Notify the user if Tails is running from a non-free virtualization software.

    • Remove Claws Mail, replaced by Icedove, a rebranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird.
    Fixed problems

    • HiDPI displays are better supported. (#8659)

    • Remove the option to open a download with an external application in Tor Browser as this is usually impossible due to the AppArmor confinement. (#9285)

    • Close Vidalia before restarting Tor.

    • Allow Videos to access the DVD drive. (#10455, #9990)

    • Allow configuring printers without administration password. (#8443)
    Known issues

    See the current list of known issues.

    Download or upgrade

    Go to the download or upgrade page.

    If your Tails does not boot after an automatic upgrade, please upgrade your Tails manually.

    What's coming up?

    The next Tails release is scheduled for March 08.

    Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.

    We need your help and there are many ways to contribute to Tails (donating is only one of them). Come talk to us!

    Continue reading...
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