Tails, or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at preserving privacy and anonymity.

Release Released Security Support Latest
5 2 years ago
(03 May 2022)
Yes 5.17
(05 Sep 2023)
4 4 years and 7 months ago
(22 Oct 2019)
Ended 2 years ago
(02 May 2022)
4.29
(04 Apr 2022)
3 6 years and 12 months ago
(13 Jun 2017)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(21 Oct 2019)
3.16
(03 Sep 2019)
2 8 years ago
(27 Jan 2016)
Ended 6 years and 11 months ago
(10 Jul 2017)
2.12
(18 Apr 2017)
1 10 years ago
(29 Apr 2014)
Ended 8 years ago
(25 Jan 2016)
1.8.2
(09 Jan 2016)

Tails provides upgrades every six weeks and only supports the latest release.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/amnesia/version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/tails.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/tails.ics.