Desktop edition

Encryption and privacy

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

Additional software

Additionally, you can install in ORCHID any other software available in Debian that runs on Tails.

To install additional software automatically when starting Tails, use the Additional Software feature of the Persistent Storage.

See the corresponding documentation.

Additional features

  • automatic mechanism to upgrade a USB stick to newer versions
  • can be run as a virtualized guest inside VirtualBox (More…)
  • 64-bit PAE-enabled kernel with NX-bit and SMP support on hardware that supports it
  • Some basic accessibility features
  • Some application isolation with AppArmor
  • To prevent cold-boot attacks and various memory forensics, Tails erases most memory on shutdown and when the boot media is physically removed.

Multilingual support

When starting ORCHID, you can choose between a large number of languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Bokmål, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Chinese.

The required keyboard input system is automatically enabled.