[Tails-testers] [Tails News] Tails 5.0 is out

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# [Tails 5.0 is out](https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.0/index.en.html)

We are especially proud to present you Tails 5.0, the first version of Tails
based on Debian 11 (Bullseye). It brings new versions of a lot of the software
included in Tails and new OpenPGP tools.

# New features

## Kleopatra

We added
to replace the _OpenPGP Applet_ and the _Password and Keys_ utility, also
known as _Seahorse_.

The _OpenPGP Applet_ was not actively developped anymore and was complicated
for us to keep in Tails. The _Password and Keys_ utility was also poorly
maintained and Tails users suffered from too many of its issues until now,
like [#17183](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17183).

_Kleopatra_ provides equivalent features in a single tool and is more actively


# Changes and updates

* The Additional Software feature of the Persistent Storage is enabled by default to make it faster and more robust to configure your first additional software package.

* You can now use the Activities overview to access your windows and applications. To access the Activities overview, you can either:

    * Click on the **Activities** button.
    * Throw your mouse pointer to the top-left hot corner.
    * Press the **Super** (![](https://tails.boum.org/lib/start.png)) key on your keyboard.

You can see your windows and applications in the overview. You can also start
typing to search your applications, files, and folders.


## Included software

Most included software has been upgraded in Debian 11, for example:

* Update _Tor Browser_ to [11.0.11](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-11011).

* Update _GNOME_ from 3.30 to 3.38, with lots of small improvements to the desktop, the core _GNOME_ utilities, and the locking screen.

* Update _MAT_ from 0.8 to 0.12, which adds support to clean metadata from SVG, WAV, EPUB, PPM, and Microsoft Office files.

* Update _Audacity_ from 2.2.2 to 2.4.2.

* Update _Disk Utility_ from 3.30 to 3.38.

* Update _GIMP_ from 2.10.8 to 2.10.22.

* Update _Inkscape_ from 0.92 to 1.0.

* Update _LibreOffice_ from 6.1 to 7.0.

## Hardware support

* The new support for driverless printing and scanning in Linux makes it easier to make recent printers and scanners work in Tails.

# Fixed problems

* Fix unlocking _VeraCrypt_ volumes that have very long passphrases. ([#17474](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/17474))

For more details, read our

# Known issues

* _Additional Software_ sometimes doesn't work when restarting for the first time right after creating a Persistent Storage. ([#18839](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18839))

To solve this, install the same additional software package again after
restarting with the Persistent Storage for the first time.

* _Thunderbird_ displays a popup to choose an application when opening links. ([#18913](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18913))

* _Tails Installer_ sometimes fails to clone. ([#18844](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18844))

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 5.0

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

* Automatic upgrades are not available to 5.0.

All users have to do a [manual

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/windows/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)
* [Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG](https://tails.boum.org/install/expert/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
5.0 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 5.1 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for May

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

URL: <https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.0/index.en.html>

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