Commit 18dc70d0 authored by Bessemer's avatar Bessemer
Browse files

Typos and grammar fixed in about.mdwn

parent 94d10d8f
......@@ -6,11 +6,11 @@
> **incognito**, *adjective & adverb*:<br/>
> (of a person) having one's true identity concealed.
Tails is a live system that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity. It
Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It
helps you to use the Internet anonymously almost anywhere you go and on any
computer but leave no trace using unless you ask it explicitly.
computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.
It is a complete operating-system designed to be used from a DVD or a USB stick
It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD or a USB stick
independently of the computer's original operating system. It is [[Free
Software|doc/about/license]] and based on [[Debian GNU/Linux|http://www.debian.org/]].
......@@ -24,11 +24,11 @@ Anonymity online through Tor
============================
Tails relies on the Tor anonymity network to protect your privacy online: all
software are configured to connect through Tor, and direct (non-anonymous)
software is configured to connect through Tor, and direct (non-anonymous)
connections are blocked.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of
network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against forms of
network surveillance that threaten personal freedom and privacy, confidential
business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic
analysis.
......@@ -52,19 +52,19 @@ Use anywhere but leave no trace
===============================
Using Tails on a computer doesn't alter or depend on the operating system
installed on it. So you can use it in the same way on yours, the computer of a
friend or one at your local library. After removing your Tails DVD or USB stick
installed on it. So you can use it in the same way on your computer, a
friend's or one at your local library. After removing your Tails DVD or USB stick
the computer can start again on its usual operating system.
Tails is configured with a special care to not use the computer's hard-disks,
even if there is some swap space on it. The only storage space used by Tails is
the RAM memory, which is automatically erased when the computer shuts down. So
Tails is configured with special care to not use the computer's hard-disks,
even if there is some swap space on them. The only storage space used by Tails is
the RAM, which is automatically erased when the computer shuts down. So
you won't leave any trace neither of the Tails system nor of what you did on
the computer. That's why we call it "amnesic".
This allows you to work on sensitive documents on any computer and protect you
from data recovery after shutdown. Of course, you can still explicitly save
some documents to another USB or external hard-disk and take them aways for
some documents to another USB or external hard-disk and take them away for
future use.
<a id="cryptography"></a>
......@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ encryption:
Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere), a Firefox extension
developed by the [Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://www.eff.org).
- Encrypt and sign your emails and documents, using the *de facto* standard
- Encrypt and sign your emails and documents using the *de facto* standard
<span class="definition">[[!wikipedia OpenPGP]]</span> either from Tails
email client, text editor or file browser.
......@@ -105,9 +105,9 @@ What's next?
To continue discovering Tails, you can now read:
- the [[warning page|doc/about/warning]] page to understand better the security limitations of Tails and Tor,
- the [[warning page|doc/about/warning]] to understand better the security limitations of Tails and Tor,
- more details about the [[features and software|doc/about/features]] included in Tails,
- our [[documentation|doc]] explaining in details how to use Tails,
- our [[documentation|doc]] explaining in detail how to use Tails,
- some hints on why [[should you trust Tails|doc/about/trust]],
- our [[design document|contribute/design]] about Tails specification, threat model and implementation.
......@@ -120,11 +120,11 @@ Acknowledgements
================
- Tails could not exist without [[Debian|http://www.debian.org/]], [[Debian Live|http://live.debian.net]], and [[Tor|https://www.torproject.org/]]; see our [[contribute/relationship with upstream]] document for details.
- Tails was inspired by the [[Incognito LiveCD|http://web.archive.org/web/20090220133020/http://anonymityanywhere.com/]]. The Incognito author has declared it to be dead on March 23rd, 2010, and written that Tails "should be considered as its spiritual successor".
- Tails was inspired by the [[Incognito LiveCD|http://web.archive.org/web/20090220133020/http://anonymityanywhere.com/]]. The Incognito author declared it to be dead on March 23rd, 2010, and wrote that Tails "should be considered as its spiritual successor".
- The [[Privatix Live-System|http://mandalka.name/privatix/]] an early source of inspiration, too.
- Some ideas (in particular [[tordate|contribute/design/Time_syncing]] and
improvements to our [[contribute/design/memory_erasure]] procedure) has
been borrowed from [Liberté Linux](http://dee.su/liberte).
improvements to our [[contribute/design/memory_erasure]] procedure) were
borrowed from [Liberté Linux](http://dee.su/liberte).
- Portions of Tails are based on TrueCrypt, freely available at [[http://www.truecrypt.org/]].
Related projects
......
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment