Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship
All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network
Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly
Use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging
The Additional Software for Persistent Storage is enabled by default for a faster and easier configuring of the first additional software package. The Activities overview feature has also arrived; it can be reached by moving the mouse to the top-left corner, clicking the Activities button in the same place, or pressing the Super (Windows) button on the keyboard.
Tails is a portable operating system that directly runs on USB drives and resets everything when it shuts down, leaving no trace behind; which is pretty useful for privacy.
A USB stick of 8 GB minimum or a recordable DVD.
All the data on this USB stick or DVD will be lost when installing Tails.
The ability to start from a USB stick or a DVD reader.
A 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor:
IBM PC compatible but not PowerPC nor ARM.
Most Mac computers are IBM PC compatible since 2006.
Tails does not work with Mac models that use the Apple M1 chip.
Tails does not work on 32-bit computers since Tails 3.0 (June 2017).
Tails does not work on most tablets and phones.
2 GB of RAM to work smoothly.
Tails can work with less than 2 GB RAM but might behave strangely or crash.