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Feature #7269

Explain why it is complicated to propose Tails devices for sale

Added by sajolida over 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Installation
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:

Description

If burn on DVD, then the DVD gets outdated after 6 weeks at most.

If installed onto a USB stick, then:

  • People would not be able to verify that the Tails on the USB stick
    is genuine. Trusting a certain Tails is a genuine one is either based
    on cryptographic verification, or on personal trust (someone you
    trust cloning a Tails for you). But one Tails is installed on a USB
    stick it is not possible to use our recommended verification
    techniques anymore. Being able of trusting the Tails you use is
    something we really care about, so customers would have to be warned
    out that.
  • We release a new version every 6 weeks. Given that schedule, it
    would not be possible to get Tails preinstalled from factory and the
    stock of USB stick would have to be upgraded every 6 weeks.

Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #5929: Consider creating a persistence by default for plausible deniability Confirmed 08/20/2016
Related to Tails - Feature #7270: Explain that we don't sell preinstalled Tails devices Resolved
Related to Tails - Feature #7496: Make it possible to verify the integrity of a Tails USB device In Progress 07/06/2014

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Starter set to No

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5929: Consider creating a persistence by default for plausible deniability added

#3 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7270: Explain that we don't sell preinstalled Tails devices added

#4 Updated by alant about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7496: Make it possible to verify the integrity of a Tails USB device added

#5 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

This should probably go in the Warning page, with a link from FAQ (#7270)

#6 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Category set to Installation
  • Affected tool deleted (FAQ)

#7 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to BitingBird

#8 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from BitingBird to sajolida
  • Target version set to Tails_1.3.2
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

See #7270

#9 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.3.2 to Tails_1.4

#10 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

Solved together with #7270.

#11 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • QA Check deleted (Ready for QA)

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