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    Question Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    https://tails.boum.org/

    Just found this today. Seems interesting.

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    I guess I'm not that privacy worried that I feel the need to use TOR at the moment. I'm kinda glad it exists...

    My perfect mobile distro would be all set up with persistent storage on the thumb drive itself and would set that up during the first run after burning it onto the drive. It would leave no trace behind, and not even mount the host system's drives or peripherals beyond mouse, keyboard, and screen unless the user explicity asks it to. A recovery distro, basically, with all kinds of diagnostic and repair tools pre-installed. I think KDE for a full desktop, with an option to boot into something minimal. I've never really been comfortable in the tiny footprint desktop environments.

    Tails seems pretty neat, though. I like the special purpose distro idea, and it's defined itself strongly against a crowded field.

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    It seems like a cool tool. I've known about it since its release, but haven't had a need to use it.

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    i use it occasionally from USB boot. it is when i want to check certain local sites that i know leak information.
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    Question Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    i use it occasionally from USB boot. it is when i want to check certain local sites that i know leak information.
    Do you just put the .vao file onto a USB drive?

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    I used to use it awhile back to access facebook (one of a number of site I have on my DNS drop list), and booting it on a thumb-drive was my chosen method instead of bypassing my own blocklists (instead of disable/enable scripts)... I don't use it anymore, as just load tor-browser.

    I have no idea what a VAO file is, I only ever used an ISO file that I wrote identically to Ubuntu, debian or other ISOs to media.

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by dagmann View Post
    Do you just put the .vao file onto a USB drive?
    iso image "burned" to USB.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    I ran it once on a liveCD. looks nice and I plan to use it some more. I am politically active in some shape or form on the internet so being able to surf the web with a little privacy has become a topic I am starting to develop a certain interest in.

    perhaps I will install it on my old trash-top ( old busted up laptop I might as well throw out ) .

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    Re: Is anyone using the TAILS distro?

    Tried it. Liked it. Pretty neat!
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