back to article Heads up, private penguins: Tails 4.0 is out. Security-conscious Linux gets updated apps, speed boost

Tails has released version 4.0 of the privacy-focused Linux distro, based on Debian 10, with numerous feature and usability improvements. Tails stands for "The Amnesic Incognito Live System". It is most commonly started from a USB stick and runs as a live operating system which by default is non-persistent. You can configure …

  1. vgrig_us

    As long as Tails using systemd, it's gonna be heads for me - and no, it's not a joke...

    1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge
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      Heads is also still available in a 32-bit version, and still fits on a 1Gb USB stick.

    2. Carpet Deal 'em Bronze badge
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      But systemd has known privilege escalation bugs - are you saying you'd rather have an init with unknown bugs?

  2. DontFeedTheTrolls Silver badge
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    How long before X Government attempts to ban live systems due to their potential use by Y/Z bad actors (or at least request they include back doors)?

  3. RLWatkins

    Not suitable as a general purpose operating system?

    On the contrary, it is most suitable.

    Given that we can put 1TB on a USB stick, I like the idea of carrying my computing environment in my pocket and being able to plug it into and boot it up on just about any box, anywhere, that I happen to encounter, then shut it down and unplug it from the CPU, keyboard and screen, and carry it away with me leaving no trace behind.

    The more I think of it, the more I like the idea.

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