Distribution Release: Tails 4.2

  • 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 project has released a new version of the distribution, Tails 4.2, which makes several improvements to the upgrade process: “We worked on important improvements to the automatic upgrade feature, which is still one of your major pain points when using Tails: Until now, if your version of Tails was several months old, you sometimes had to do two or more automatic upgrades in a row. For example, to upgrade from Tails 3.12 to Tails 3.16, you first had to upgrade to Tails 3.14. Starting with 4.2, direct automatic upgrades will be available from all prior versions to the latest version. Until now, you could only do a limited number of automatic upgrades, after which you had to do a much more complicated ‘manual’ upgrade. Starting with 4.2, you will only have to do a manual upgrade between major versions, for example to upgrade to Tails 5.0 in 2021. We made automatic upgrades use less memory. We optimized a bit the size of the download when doing automatic upgrades.” Additional information on Tails 4.2 can be found in the distribution’s release announcement. Download: tails-amd64-4.2.iso (1,098MB, signature, torrent, pkglist).

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