[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Tails 4.9 is out

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This release fixes
security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

# Changes and updates

* Update _Tor Browser_ to [9.5.3](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-953).

* Update _Thunderbird_ to [68.10.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.10.0/releasenotes/).

* Update _Linux_ to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

# Fixed problems

* Allow characters others than A-Z, a-z, 1-9, and _@%+=:,./- in the [administration password](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password/index.en.html). ([#17792](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17792))

* Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change the language in the Welcome Screen. ([#17794](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17794))

* Fix starting Tails with the toram boot option. ([#17800](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17800))

For more details, read our

# Known issues

* USB Wi-Fi adapters with Atheros AR9271 hardware do not work with Linux 5.7.6. ([#17834](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17834))

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 4.9

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

* Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.9.

* 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/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#manual).

## 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)

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of

## To download only

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

* [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 4.10 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
August 25.

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=4.9) is only one of them). Come
[talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-dev)!

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