[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Call for testing: 4.0~beta2

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You can help Tails by testing the second beta for the upcoming version 4.0!

We are very excited about it and cannot wait to hear your feedback :)

# What's new in 4.0~beta2?

Tails 4.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 10 (Buster). As
such, it upgrades essentially all included software.

We are particularly interested in detecting new problems with the following

* Mac computers
* Recent Nvidia and ATI/AMD graphics cards

Other changes in Tails 4.0~beta2 include:

* All changes [included in 4.0~beta1](https://tails.boum.org/news/test_4.0-beta1/).

* All changes [?](https://tails.boum.org/ikiwiki.cgi?do=create&from=news%2Ftest_4.0-beta2&page=news%2Fversion_3.16)included in Tails 3.16.

* Update _Linux_ to 5.2.9. This mitigates the Spectre v1 swapgs security vulnerability.

* Update _tor_ to

* Update _Enigmail_ to 2.0.12.

* Make the _GNOME Desktop_ load faster.

* Save about 250 MB of RAM.

* In the _Applications_ menu, move _Calculator_ and _Terminal_ to where they were in Tails 3.x. This avoids the need to scroll in the _Utilities_ submenu.

* Allow _OnionShare_ to open links with _Tor Browser_.

* Use the same icon for Tails Documentation in the _Applications_ menu as on the _Desktop_.

Technical details of all the changes are listed in the

# Known issues in 4.0~beta2

* [Open tickets for Tails 4.0](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/projects/tails/issues?query_id=279)

* [Longstanding known issues](https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html)

# How to test Tails 4.0~beta2?

We will provide security upgrades for Tails 4.0~beta2 like we do for regular
versions of Tails.

Keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in
obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

Please, report any new problem to [tails-testers@???](mailto:tails-
testers@???) (public mailing list).

# Get Tails 4.0~beta2

## To download 4.0~beta2

### Direct download

[Tails 4.0~beta2 ISO image](http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-
amd64-4.0~beta2/tails-amd64-4.0~beta2.iso) [OpenPGP

[Tails 4.0~beta2 USB image](http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-
amd64-4.0~beta2/tails-amd64-4.0~beta2.img) [OpenPGP

### BitTorrent download

[Tails 4.0~beta2 ISO image

[Tails 4.0~beta2 USB image

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

* Automatic upgrades are available from 4.0~beta1.

* You can do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/usb/index.en.html)

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

# What's coming up?

Tails 4.0 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
October 22.

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

We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/?r=4.0-beta2) is only one of them).
Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-

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