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title: New Release: Tails 5.0
pub_date: 2022-05-03
author: tails
Tails 5.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian 11 (Bullseye), is out. It brings new versions of a lot of the software included in Tails and new OpenPGP tools.
We are especially proud to present you Tails 5.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian 11 (Bullseye). It brings new versions of a lot of the software included in Tails and new OpenPGP tools.
# New features
## Kleopatra
We added [_Kleopatra_]( to replace the _OpenPGP Applet_ and the _Password and Keys_ utility, also known as _Seahorse_.
The _OpenPGP Applet_ was not actively developped anymore and was complicated for us to keep in Tails. The _Password and Keys_ utility was also poorly maintained and Tails users suffered from too many of its issues until now, like [#17183](
_Kleopatra_ provides equivalent features in a single tool and is more actively developed.
# Changes and updates
* The Additional Software feature of the Persistent Storage is enabled by default to make it faster and more robust to configure your first additional software package.
* You can now use the Activities overview to access your windows and applications. To access the Activities overview, you can either:
* Click on the **Activities** button.
* Throw your mouse pointer to the top-left hot corner.
* Press the **Super** key on your keyboard.
You can see your windows and applications in the overview. You can also start typing to search your applications, files, and folders.
## Included software
Most included software has been upgraded in Debian 11, for example:
* Update _Tor Browser_ to [11.0.11](
* Update _GNOME_ from 3.30 to 3.38, with lots of small improvements to the desktop, the core _GNOME_ utilities, and the locking screen.
* Update _MAT_ from 0.8 to 0.12, which adds support to clean metadata from SVG, WAV, EPUB, PPM, and Microsoft Office files.
* Update _Audacity_ from 2.2.2 to 2.4.2.
* Update _Disk Utility_ from 3.30 to 3.38.
* Update _GIMP_ from 2.10.8 to 2.10.22.
* Update _Inkscape_ from 0.92 to 1.0.
* Update _LibreOffice_ from 6.1 to 7.0.
## Hardware support
* The new support for driverless printing and scanning in Linux makes it easier to make recent printers and scanners work in Tails.
# Fixed problems
* Fix unlocking _VeraCrypt_ volumes that have very long passphrases. ([\#17474](
For more details, read our [changelog](
# Known issues
* _Additional Software_ sometimes doesn't work when restarting for the first time right after creating a Persistent Storage. ([\#18839](
To solve this, install the same additional software package again after restarting with the Persistent Storage for the first time.
* _Thunderbird_ displays a popup to choose an application when opening links. ([\#18913](
* _Tails Installer_ sometimes fails to clone. ([\#18844](
See the list of [long-standing issues](
# Get Tails 5.0
## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
* Automatic upgrades are not available to 5.0.
All users have to do a [manual upgrade](
## To install Tails on a new USB stick
Follow our installation instructions:
* [Install from Windows](
* [Install from macOS](
* [Install from Linux](
* [Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG](
The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.
## To download only
If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.0 directly:
* [For USB sticks (USB image)](
* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](
# What's coming up?
Tails 5.1 is [scheduled]( for May 31.
Have a look at our [roadmap]( to see where we are heading to.
# Support and feedback
For support and feedback, visit the [Support section]( on the Tails website.
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