Linux Distributions

Tails – security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution

Tails is a Linux distribution that bills itself a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship. It’s based on Debian.

Tails uses the Tor network to protect your privacy online and help you avoid censorship. The distro includes a selection of applications to work on sensitive documents and communicate securely.

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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT
Release Model:Fixed
Developer:The Tails Project
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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