[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Tails 3.14 is out

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This release fixes [many security
You should upgrade as soon as possible.

# Changes

## Upgrades and changes

* Update _Linux_ to 4.19.37 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

* Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) attacks and disable [SMT](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simultaneous%5Fmultithreading) (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the [RIDL, Fallout](https://mdsattacks.com/) and [ZombieLoad](https://zombieloadattack.com/) security vulnerabilities.

* Update _Tor Browser_ to 8.5.

* Remove the following applications:

    * Desktop applications

      * _Gobby_
      * _Pitivi_
      * _Traverso_
    * Command-line tools

      * `hopenpgp-tools`
      * `keyringer`
      * `monkeysign`
      * `monkeysphere`
      * `msva-perl`
      * `paperkey`
      * `pwgen`
      * `ssss`
      * `pdf-redact-tools`

You can install these applications again using the _[Additional

Thanks to the removal of these less popular applications 3.14 and the removal
of some language packs in 3.13.2, Tails 3.14 is 39 MB smaller than 3.13.

## Fixed problems

* Add back the _OpenPGP Applet_ and _Pidgin_ notification icons to the top navigation bar.


* Fix _NoScript_ being deactivated when restarting _Tor Browser_.

For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-

# Known issues

### Tails fails to start a second time on some computers

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first
time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was
affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report
your findings by email to [tails-testers@???](mailto:tails-
testers@???). Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This
mailing list is [archived publicly](https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-

To fix this issue:

1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

2. Start Tails for the first time and [set up an administration password](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password/index.en.html).

3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

4. Execute the following command:

sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

1. [Download the _.img_ file from our development server](https://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_bugfix-16389-recompute-chs/lastSuccessful/archive/build-artifacts/).

2. Install it using the same installation methods.

We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for
this test image. Please only use it for testing.

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 3.14

## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

* Automatic upgrades are available from 3.12, 3.12.1, 3.13, 3.13.1, and 3.13.2 to 3.14.

* If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/win/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/index.en.html)

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

## To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly
download Tails 3.14:

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)
* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download-iso/index.en.html)

# What's coming up?

Tails 3.15 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
July 9.

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

We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/?r=3.14) is only one of them). Come
[talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-dev)!

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.14/index.en.html
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