Tails 5.2 has arrived with several fixes and changes.  Version 5.0 updated to a new Debian version (Bullseye) and a few versions to iron out the rough edges certainly wouldn’t hurt.

As usual, the team updated some software packages. This includes:

  • Updated to Tor Browser 11.5
  • Update to Thunderbird 91.11.0

There are a few more commits, which you can find in the changelog . There are no known issues specifically for Tails 5.2.

Tails 5.2 with clear changes

Tails 5.2 changes

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You can upgrade to Tails 5.2 from 5.0 or later. If you are still using 4.x, you will have to perform a manual upgrade. For manual updates or upgrades, you can find the latest version on the project’s website .

The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a special Linux distribution that you ideally boot from a USB stick. You could also install it in a virtual machine, but a USB stick is better. The Linux distribution leaves no traces on the computer used. In addition, the operating system routes all data traffic through TOR (The Onion Router. You can surf the Internet completely anonymously with the special Linux distribution.

Connections via TOR have become much faster in recent years, but they cannot match the speeds of high-quality VPNs such as NordVPN*. There are special use cases for both technologies. So find out what best suits your needs.

In any case, Tails is completely free with installation being possible via Linux, Windows and macOS. Installation instructions can be found on the project’s website.

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