[tails-news] Tails 0.18 is out

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Sat May 18 11:23:45 CEST 2013

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.18, is out.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible.

# Changes

Notable user-visible changes include:

  * New features

    * Support obfs3 bridges.
    * Automatically install a custom list of additional packages chosen by the user at the beginning of every working session, and upgrade them once a network connection is established (technology preview).
  * Iceweasel

    * Upgrade to Iceweasel 17.0.5esr-0+tails2~bpo60+1.
    * Update Torbrowser patches to current maint-2.4 branch (567682b).
    * Torbutton 1.5.2, and various prefs hacks to fix breakage.
    * HTTPS Everywhere 3.2
    * NoScript
    * Isolate DOM storage to first party URI, and enable DOM storage.
    * Isolate the image cache per url bar domain.
    * Update prefs to match the TBB's, fix bugs, and take advantage of the latest Torbrowser patches.
    * Make prefs organization closer to the TBB's, and generally clean them up.
  * Bugfixes

    * Linux 3.2.41-2+deb7u2.
    * All Iceweasel prefs we set are now applied.
    * Bring back support for proxies of type other than obfsproxy.
  * Minor improvements

    * Set `kernel.dmesg_restrict=1`, and make `/proc/<pid>/` invisible and restricted for other users. It makes it slightly harder for an attacker to gather information that may allow them to escalate privileges.
    * Install gnome-screenshot.
    * Add a _About Tails_ launcher in the _System_ menu.
    * Install GNOME accessibility themes.
    * Use _Getting started..._ as the homepage for the Tails documentation button.
    * Disable audio preview in Nautilus.
  * Localization: many translation updates all over the place.

See the [online Changelog](http://git.immerda.ch/?p=amnesia.git;a=blob_plain;f=debian/changelog;hb=refs/tags/0.18) for technical details.

# Known issue

The web browser default search engine is Google, instead of the intended localized Startpage. You may select _Startpage HTTPS_ in the search engine menu next to the Google icon.

# I want to try it / to upgrade!

See the [Getting started](https://tails.boum.org/news/../getting_started/index.en.html) page.

As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of [problems that affects the last release of Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# What's coming up?

The next Tails release is scheduled for June 27.

Have a look to our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap/) to see where we are heading to.

Would you want to help? As explained in our ["how to contribute" documentation](https://tails.boum.org/news/../contribute/index.en.html), there are many ways **you** can contribute to Tails. If you want to help, come talk to us!

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.18/index.en.html

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