from the shedding-another-feature dept.
TAILS, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a privacy-centric Linux distro based on Debian.
Tails 2.11 [will] be the last [version] to ship with the I2P anonymizing network software. I2P 0.9.25 is included in Tails 2.11, and it's already a very old version. The decision was made because the Tails team don't have the time to maintain I2P in their distribution.
[...] Two new features have been added in today's Tails 2.11 release, namely a notification to inform users that the upcoming Tails 3.0 Live CD won't start on a very old computer with a 32-bit processor, as well as another notification which will warn you that the I2P software will be removed in the next version, Tails 2.12.
Tails 2.11 also comes with the Tor Browser 6.5.1 anonymous web browser, and includes a bunch of security fixes for the infamous local root privilege escalation (CVE-2017-6074) by disabling the dccp module. Additionally, Linux kernel 4.8.15 was installed to prevent the GNOME desktop environment from freezing on Intel GM965/GL960 GPUs.
[It also] addresses an issue with the Tor Browser that did not display the offline warning when attempting to open the local documentation of Tails, as well as a rare problem that caused automatic upgrades to be applied incorrectly.
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The Tails project announced the release of version 2.12 of the operating system which focuses on "privacy and anonymity."
The new version includes Gnome Sound Recorder, removes I2P, runs on version 4.9.13 of the Linux kernel, and as per usual remedies "numerous security holes" in the previous release. Distro Watch has additional coverage.
The privacy-centric TAILS Linux distro (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) announces:
Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor. As opposed to older versions of Tails, it will not work on 32-bit processors.
We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make.
[...] Our current goal is to release Tails 3.0, and stop supporting computers with a 32-bit processor, on June 13, 2017.
Announced February 1: Tails 2.10 is out.
The site's news page (which could REALLY use #FragmentIdentifiers MUCH more effectively) says:
Tails 2.11 is scheduled for March 3rd.