Incognito (operating system)

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OS family Unix-like
Working state Discontinued
Initial release Jan 26, 2008
Final release 2008.1 (revision-1) / Aug 05, 2008
Platforms x86
Kernel type Monolithic kernel
Default user interface KDE
License GNU General Public License
Succeeded by Tails
Official website Incognito

Incognito was a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux. Its main feature was the inclusion of anonymity and security tools such as Tor by default and being able to be used as a Live CD or Live USB.[1][2]

Incognito's developer has stated on the project's homepage that Incognito has been discontinued and recommends Tails as an alternative.

Release history[edit]

Version number Release date
20080109.1 Jan 26, 2008
2008.1 Aug 02, 2008
2008.1 (revision-1) Aug 05, 2008

Anonymity and security tools[edit]

  • Tor for anonymous internet browsing.
  • TrueCrypt, a file/partition encryption utility.
  • Enigmail, a security extension for Thunderbird.
  • Torbutton, a Firefox plugin to improve Tor's anonymity in Firefox.
  • FireGPG, Firefox plugin for using GnuPG for Webmail.
  • GnuPG, OpenPGP implementation for encryption.
  • KeePassX, a password manager.

Besides these tools, the RAM was overwritten during system shutdown to ensure no possibility of data recovery later.[3]


The Tor project listed Incognito as a licensee of the Tor brand name. In accordance to this license agreement, Incognito had the right to use the Tor name and logo.[4]


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