Changes and updates

  • Update Thunderbird to 102.3.0.

    Thunderbird 102 is a major update with many changes to the navigation, folder icons, and address book.

    Thunderbird 102 also includes important usability improvements to the OpenPGP feature. When composing an email, you can now see whether it will be encrypted or not. If encryption is impossible, a key assistant helps you solve key issues.

    Thunderbird composer window with encryption turned on and notification about a missing key and how to resolve the issue.

  • Update Tor Browser to 11.5.4.

  • Update the Linux kernel to 5.10.140. This should improve the support for newer hardware: graphics, Wi-Fi, and so on.

  • Make the wget command line utility use a different Tor circuit every time.

Fixed problems

  • Always ask to configure a screen locking password when pressing Ctrl+L and no administration pasword was set. (#19090)

  • Add standard fields to /etc/os-release. (#12372)

Known issues

Für diese Version sind keine bekannt.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.5

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.5.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

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 5.5 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 5.6 is scheduled for October 25.

Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.