Tails 1.8 embraces Icedove

Tails 1.8 Desktop

Not long ago the development team behind Tails, of which very little is known honestly, remaining quite in the shadows, announced news about this operating system with Linux kernel and intended for anonymity and which is said to be the preferred and used by Edward Snowden, was updated to version 1.8. Tails 1.8 comes with some interesting news and most importantly, some vulnerabilities corrected compared to the previous release of this LiveCD.

Tails is based on Debian and optimized for anonymity, it is also completely free, which is why it is endorsed by the FSF (Free Software Foundation). Developers polish the kernel and applications to improve and make them more secure, as well as including anonymity tools such as Tor. Remember that the name of the Linux Tails distribution comes from the acronym The Amnesic Incognito Live System.

One of the most notable novelties of Tails 1.8 is the implementation of Icedove as an open source email client. In other words, Claws Mail, the previous software used by Tails for these purposes, has been replaced. Remember that Icedove is a fork or derivative version of Mozilla Thunderbird. We also see an improvement in terms of Tor Browser which has been updated to version 5.0.5, Tor to version, I2P to version 0.9.23, Enigmail to 1.8.2 and Electrum to version 2.5.4. Four.

To download the LiveCD of this new version of the TAILS distro, you can go to the project website and find all kinds of information about the project, documentation, options to contribute, as well as a download area where you will find Tails 1.8. The download is approximately 1GB, has a hash to verify the integrity of the downloaded image and options to download from torrent If you prefer. Unfortunately the website is not in Spanish, only in English, German, French and Portuguese.

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