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Write release notes for 4.9 (#17833)

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[[!meta title="Tails 4.9 is out"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:34:56 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
[[!tag announce]]
This release fixes [[many security
vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_4.9]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
[[!toc levels=1]]
# Changes and updates
- Update *Tor Browser* to [9.5.3](
- Update *Thunderbird* to [68.10.0](
- Update *Linux* to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer
hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
# Fixed problems
* Allow characters others than <span class="code">A&ndash;Z</span>,
<span class="code">a&ndash;z</span>, <span class="code">1&ndash;9</span>, and <span class="code">_@%+=:,./-</span> in
the [[administration password|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password]].
([[!tails_ticket 17792]])
* Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change
the language in the Welcome Screen. ([[!tails_ticket 17794]])
* Fix starting Tails with the <span class="code">toram</span> boot option.
([[!tails_ticket 17800]])
For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
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# Known issues
Copy the known issues from the previous version if they haven't been
solved or move them to /support/known_issues if more appropriate.
None specific to this release.
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
# Get Tails 4.9
## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
- Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.9.
- If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an
automatic upgrade, please try to do a [[manual upgrade|doc/upgrade/#manual]].
## To install Tails on a new USB stick
Follow our installation instructions:
- [[Install from Windows|install/win]]
- [[Install from macOS|install/mac]]
- [[Install from Linux|install/linux]]
<div class="caution"><p>The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if
you install instead of upgrading.</p></div>
## To download only
If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download
Tails 4.9 directly:
- [[For USB sticks (USB image)|install/download]]
- [[For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)|install/download-iso]]
# What's coming up?
Tails 4.10 is [[scheduled|contribute/calendar]] for August 25.
Have a look at our [[!tails_roadmap]] to see where we are heading to.
We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
Tails|contribute]] (<a href="">donating</a> is only one of
them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!
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