Download of the day: Tails Linux 2.0 ISO CD/DVD

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Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) version 2.0 has been released. It is a Debian-based security-focused Linux distribution, and it is designed to increase privacy and anonymity online. This release fixes many security issues, and users should upgrade as soon as possible.
Download tails 2.0


What is so special Tails Linux distro?

  1. Live CD or USB booting.
  2. Leave no digital footprint on the machine unless explicitly told to do so.
  3. Tails forces all its outgoing connections go through Tor network.
  4. All non-anonymous connections blocked.
  5. Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship.
  6. Use state-of-the-art cryptography tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

What’s new in Talis version 2.0?

  1. GNOME Shell in classic mode.
  2. Debian 8 (Jessie), which upgrades most included software and improves many things under the hood.
  3. LibreOffice 4.3
  4. PiTiVi 0.93
  5. Git 2.1.4
  6. Poedit 1.6.10
  7. Liferea 1.10
  8. Update Tor Browser to 5.5 (based on Firefox 38.6.0 ESR) including Japanese support.
  9. Remove the Windows camouflage due to broken software in Gnome.
  10. Systemd.
  11. Sandbox many services using Linux namespaces and make them harder to exploit.
  12. And much more.

Download the Tails 2.0 ISO DVD/CD images

Or you can use the wget command on Linux or Unix-like system to grab files:
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ ls -l
$ gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key
$ gpg --keyid-format 0xlong --verify tails-i386-2.0.iso.sig tails-i386-2.0.iso

Sample outputs:

Fig.01: How to verify the Talis ISO image
Fig.01: How to verify the Talis ISO image

How do I install the ISO image?

Installing Tails can be quite long and little difficult for new users. I suggest you read the official installation guide for more information. More information regarding the latest release can be found here.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.


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