heads is a libre (free as in freedom) GNU/Linux distribution. It aims to be a distro that respects your privacy, freedom, and helps you to stay secure and anonymous. It runs on GNU/Linux with kernel patches -libre and -grsec, runs live with a persistence mode powered by Tomb and routes all its traffic through Tor.
0.411 Apr 2018 19:23
Fix privesc bug with heads-update. The updates are now gpg verified and
incoming is written in a root-only writable path. Remove the need of
live-boot/live-config and build our own minimal initramfs instead. This
also removes the "toram" feature. Instead, a kernel param that we call
"nopermakey" is introduced to disable automatic compilation of permakey
on boot. Cleaned up rootfs-overlay of obsolete files. Revise the package
list and rebase on Devuan Beowulf. Update kernel to 4.9.74, Tor Browser
to 7.5.2, musl to 1.1.19. Revise the kernel configuration and remove
quite a few specific drivers, for example external soundcards. Enable
cgroups in kernel. Implement general improvements to the build system,
along with bumping live-sdk to latest upstream. Switch init to OpenRC.
Implement a welcome dialog upon startx. Delete torbirdy from git and use
the package provided in the apt repositories. Bring back Pulseaudio.
Also ship with elogind and udisks2/udiskie. Include additional software.
Xorg now autostarts unless "nox" is specified on the kernel cmdline.
Replace the default GTK theme with Breeze. Enable AppArmor in-kernel.
Do not install musl-libc anymore, as the rewritten sup can now be
statically linked with glibc as well.
0.227 Mar 2017 22:25
Second stable release. More sophisticated and user-friendly, with some
helpful messages and generally a nicer interface. The software list has
been revised. Tor Browser now runs using the system-wide Tor instance
instead of starting its own. Mozilla relaxed their redistribution policy
and Thunderbird is back instead of Icedove. Sup is compiled on boot-time,
musl-libc is now included in the system, and general improvements have
been made with the firewall (iptables) setup.
0.127 Mar 2017 14:23