You can help Tails! The first beta for the upcoming version 1.1 is out. Please test it and see if it works for you.

How to test Tails 1.1~beta1?

  1. Keep in mind that this is a test image. We have made sure that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

  2. Download the ISO image and its signature:

    Tails 1.1~beta1 ISO image

    Tails 1.1~beta1 signature

    Note that there is no automatic upgrade targetting this release!

  3. Verify the ISO image.

  4. Have a look at the list of known issues of this release and the list of longstanding known issues.

  5. Test wildly!

If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us! Bonus points if you first check if it is a known issue of this release or a longstanding known issue.

What's new since 1.0?

  • Rebase on Debian 7 (Wheezy):

    • Upgrade literally thousands of packages.
    • Install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.
    • Fix write access to boot medium via udisks (#6172).
  • Security fixes

    • Upgrade Tor to 0.2.4.22.
  • Major new features

    • Replace the Windows XP camouflage with an experimental Windows 8 one.
    • UEFI boot support. This allows you to boot Tails from USB sticks on recent hardware, and especially on Mac. It enables you to use great features such as persistence and ?automatic upgrades. If you experience problems, please have a look at the known issues for UEFI support.
    • Install Linux 3.14 from Debian unstable for improved hardware support.
    • Improve integration when run inside VirtualBox. This enables, for instance, more screen resolutions, host-guest file and clipboard sharing. Unfortunately, full functionality is only available when using the 32-bit kernel.
  • Minor improvements

    • Install seahorse-nautilus, replacing seahorse-plugins (Closes #5516).
    • Install the BookletImposer PDF imposition toolkit.
    • Install GtkHash and its Nautilus interface (Closes #6763).
    • Install the hledger accounting program.
    • Tails Greeter's help window now adapts to the screen resolution.
    • Whisperback now sanitizes attached logs better with respect to DMI data, IPv6 addresses, and serial numbers (Closes #6797, #6798, #6804).
    • Integrate the new logo in Tails Installer (Closes #7095)

See the online Changelog for technical details.

Known issues in 1.1~beta1

  • Persistence may be disabled after upgrading to 1.1~beta1 (#7343). If this happens, get the content of persistence.conf.insecure_disabled into persistence.conf, using a text editor running as root.

  • Emergency shutdown isn't triggered when removing the boot media or pressing the power button before logging in with Tails Greeter (#7333, #7335).

  • Pressing the power button after logging in with Tails Greeter shows GNOME's shutdown dialog instead of triggering emergency shutdown (#7334).

  • Internal links crash Yelp when browsing the bundled Tails documentation (#7285).

  • Some GNOME notifications are truncated on the right (#7249).

  • The NetworkManager persistence setting is not migrated. It will have to be activated again manually but all settings will be lost (#7338).

  • The web browser's JavaScript performance may be severely degraded (#7127). Please let us know if you are experiencing this to a level where it is problematic.

  • The Windows 8 camouflage has some rough edges that we're working on (#6342). We're still interested in early feedback.

  • The Unsafe Web Browser does not start when the Windows 8 camouflage is activated (#7329).