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New Tails release: 5.0

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title: New Release: Tails 5.0
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pub_date: 2022-05-03
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<p>We are especially proud to present you Tails&nbsp;5.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian&nbsp;11 (Bullseye). It brings new versions of a lot of the software included in Tails and new OpenPGP tools.</p>
<h1 id="features">New features</h1>
<h2>Kleopatra</h2>
<p>We added <a href="https://tails.boum.org/doc/encryption_and_privacy/kleopatra/"><em>Kleopatra</em></a> to replace the <em>OpenPGP Applet</em> and the <em>Password and Keys</em> utility, also known as <em>Seahorse</em>.</p>
<p>The <em>OpenPGP Applet</em> was not actively developped anymore and was complicated for us to keep in Tails. The <em>Password and Keys</em> utility was also poorly maintained and Tails users suffered from too many of its issues until now, like <a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17183">#17183</a>.</p>
<p><em>Kleopatra</em> provides equivalent features in a single tool and is more actively developed.</p>
<h1 id="changes">Changes and updates</h1>
<ul>
<li>
<p>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.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>You can now use the Activities overview to access your windows and applications. To access the Activities overview, you can either:</p>
<ul>
<li>Click on the <b>Activities</b> button.</li>
<li>Throw your mouse pointer to the top-left hot corner.</li>
<li>Press the <b>Super</b> key on your keyboard.</li>
</ul>
<p>You can see your windows and applications in the overview. You can also start typing to search your applications, files, and folders.</p>
</li>
</ul>
<h2>Included software</h2>
<p>Most included software has been upgraded in Debian 11, for example:</p>
<ul>
<li>
<p>Update <em>Tor Browser</em> to <a href="https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-11011">11.0.11</a>.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>GNOME</em> from 3.30 to 3.38, with lots of small improvements to the desktop, the core <em>GNOME</em> utilities, and the locking screen.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>MAT</em> from 0.8 to 0.12, which adds support to clean metadata from SVG, WAV, EPUB, PPM, and Microsoft Office files.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>Audacity</em> from 2.2.2 to 2.4.2.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>Disk Utility</em> from 3.30 to 3.38.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>GIMP</em> from 2.10.8 to 2.10.22.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>Inkscape</em> from 0.92 to 1.0.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p>Update <em>LibreOffice</em> from 6.1 to 7.0.</p>
</li>
</ul>
<h2>Hardware support</h2>
<ul>
<li>The new support for driverless printing and scanning in Linux makes it easier to make recent printers and scanners work in Tails.</li>
</ul>
<h1 id="fixes">Fixed problems</h1>
<ul>
<li>Fix unlocking <em>VeraCrypt</em> volumes that have very long passphrases. (<a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17474">#17474</a>)</li>
</ul>
<p>For more details, read our <a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/blob/master/debian/changelog">changelog</a>.</p>
<h1 id="issues">Known issues</h1>
<ul>
<li>
<p><em>Additional Software</em> sometimes doesn't work when restarting for the first time right after creating a Persistent Storage. (<a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18839">#18839</a>)</p>
<p>To solve this, install the same additional software package again after restarting with the Persistent Storage for the first time.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p><em>Thunderbird</em> displays a popup to choose an application when opening links. (<a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18913">#18913</a>)</p>
</li>
<li>
<p><em>Tails Installer</em> sometimes fails to clone. (<a href="https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18844">#18844</a>)</p>
</li>
</ul>
<p>See the list of <a href="https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/">long-standing issues</a>.</p>
<h1 id="get">Get Tails 5.0</h1>
<h2>To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage</h2>
<ul>
<li>
<p>Automatic upgrades are not available to 5.0.</p>
<p>All users have to do a <a href="https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/#manual">manual upgrade</a>.</p>
</li>
</ul>
<h2>To install Tails on a new USB stick</h2>
<p>Follow our installation instructions:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/windows/">Install from Windows</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/">Install from macOS</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/">Install from Linux</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/expert/">Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG</a></li>
</ul>
<p>The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.</p>
<h2>To download only</h2>
<p>If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.0 directly:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/download/">For USB sticks (USB image)</a></li>
<li><a href="https://tails.boum.org/install/download-iso/">For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)</a></li>
</ul>
<h1 id="next">What's coming up?</h1>
<p>Tails 5.1 is <a href="https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/">scheduled</a> for May 31.</p>
<p>Have a look at our <a href="https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap">roadmap</a> to see where we are heading to.</p>
<h1>Support and feedback</h1>
<p>For support and feedback, visit the <a href="https://tails.boum.org/support/">Support section</a> on the Tails website.</p>
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