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[[!meta title="Features and included software"]]

[[!toc levels=2]]

Included software
=================

* [GNOME](http://www.gnome.org), an intuitive and attractive desktop
  environment

Networking
----------

* [Tor](https://www.torproject.org) with:
  - [[stream isolation|contribute/design/stream_isolation]]
  - regular and obfsproxy bridges support
  - the [Vidalia](https://www.torproject.org/projects/vidalia) graphical frontend
* [NetworkManager](http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/) for easy
  network configuration
* [Firefox](http://getfirefox.com) preconfigured with:
  - TorBrowser patches
  - [Torbutton](https://www.torproject.org/torbutton) for anonymity
    and protection against evil JavaScript
  - all cookies are treated as session cookies by default;
  - [HTTPS Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere)
    transparently enables SSL-encrypted connections to a great number
    of major websites
  - [NoScript](http://noscript.net/) to have even more control over JavaScript.
  - [AdBlock Plus](https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox) to remove advertisements.
* [Pidgin](http://www.pidgin.im/) preconfigured with
  [OTR](http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/index.php) for Off-the-Record
  Messaging
* [Claws Mail](http://www.claws-mail.org/) e-mail client, with
  GnuPG support
* [Liferea](http://liferea.sourceforge.net/) feed aggregator
* [Gobby](http://gobby.0x539.de/trac/) for collaborative text writing
* [Aircrack-ng](http://aircrack-ng.org/) for wireless networks auditing
* [I2P](https://geti2p.net/) an anonymizing network

Desktop Edition
---------------

* [LibreOffice](http://www.libreoffice.org/)
* [Gimp](http://www.gimp.org/) and
  [Inkscape](http://www.inkscape.org/) to edit images
* [Scribus](http://www.scribus.net) for page layout
* [Audacity](http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) for recording and
  editing sounds
* [PiTiVi](http://www.pitivi.org/) for non-linear audio/video editing
* [Poedit](http://poedit.sourceforge.net/) to edit .po files
* [Simple Scan](https://launchpad.net/simple-scan) and
  [SANE](http://www.sane-project.org/) for scanner support
* [Brasero](http://projects.gnome.org/brasero/) to burn CD/DVD
* [Sound Juicer](http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer) to rip audio
  CDs
* [Traverso](http://traverso-daw.org/) a multi-track audio recorder and editor

Encryption and privacy
----------------------

* [LUKS](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LUKS) and [[!wikipedia Palimpsest]] to
  install and use encrypted storage devices, for example USB sticks
* [GnuPG](http://gnupg.org/), the GNU implementation of OpenPGP for email and
  data encyption and signing
* [Monkeysign](http://web.monkeysphere.info/monkeysign),
  a tool for OpenPGP key signing and exchange
* [[TrueCrypt|encryption_and_privacy/truecrypt]] a disk encryption
  software
* [PWGen](http://pwgen-win.sourceforge.net/), a strong password generator
* [Shamir's Secret
  Sharing](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamir%27s_Secret_Sharing)
  using [gfshare](http://www.digital-scurf.org/software/libgfshare)
  and [ssss](http://point-at-infinity.org/ssss/)
* [Florence](http://florence.sourceforge.net/)
  virtual keyboard as a countermeasure against hardware
  [keyloggers](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keylogger)
* [MAT](https://mat.boum.org/) to anonymize metadata in files
* [KeePassX](http://www.keepassx.org/) password manager
* [GtkHash](http://gtkhash.sourceforge.net/) to calculate checksums

The full packages list can be found in the [BitTorrent files download
directory](/torrents/files/) (look for files with the `.packages`
extension).

Additional features
===================

* automatic mechanism to upgrade a USB stick or a SD card to newer versions
* can be run as a virtualized guest inside
  [VirtualBox](http://www.virtualbox.org/)
* [[customization|contribute/customize]] (e.g. to add a given missing piece of
  software) is relatively easy: one may [[contribute/build]] a custom Amnesic
  Incognito Live System in about one hour on a modern desktop computer
* 64-bit PAE-enabled kernel with NX-bit and SMP support on hardware that supports it
* Some basic [[doc/first_steps/accessibility]] features

To prevent cold-boot attacks and various memory forensics, Tails
erases memory on shutdown and when the boot media is physically
removed.

Multilingual support
====================

One can choose at boot time between a big number of languages.

The required keyboard input system is automatically enabled.

Some of these languages could not be thoroughly tested as we don't
speak every language in the world. If you find issues using one of the
supposedly supported languages, don't hesitate to [[tell us about
it|support]]. E.g. Tails probably lacks some non-Latin fonts
or input systems.

If you wish to make it easier to use Tails for your language speakers,
see the [[translators guidelines|contribute/how/translate]].