You can help Tails! The first beta for the upcoming version 3.0 is out. We are very excited and cannot wait to hear what you think about it :)
Tails 3.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 9 (Stretch). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.
Other changes include:
A 64-bit processor is now required.
We redesigned Tails Greeter entirely.
GNOME Shell is now configured to use its default black theme.
We fixed a lot of problems since Tails 3.0~alpha1.
Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.
We will provide security updates for Tails 3.0~beta1, just like we do for stable versions of Tails.
But keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.
But test wildly!
If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To install 3.0~beta1, follow our usual installation instructions, skipping the Download and verify step.
The documentation was not adjusted yet.
The Formats settings chosen in Tails Greeter have no effect (#12079).
There is no Read-Only feature for the persistent volume anymore; it is not clear yet whether it will be re-introduced in time for Tails 3.0 final (#12093).
Some commonly used ways to start graphical applications as the
rootuser are not supported anymore. Some workarounds are documented on #12000.
If you use the KeePassX persistence feature, you need to manually import your passwords database (#10956).