When comparing Tails vs ArcoLinux, the Slant community recommends Tails for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for Misanthropes?” Tails is ranked 26th while ArcoLinux is ranked 28th.
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Pro Privacy focused
Pro Has TOR built-in
Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network.
Pro Easy to install
Unbelievably fast for ArcoLinux with XFCE, Openbox, I3.
Pro XFCE, Openbox and I3
Finished Product with almost every tool a experienced user will use.
Pro Community support is great
Need to install Discord on cell phone and computer. Fastest way to receive help. Community is mostly European on Discord so getting help at midnight may be a challenge.
Pro Blazingly fast!
Startup time, shutdown time, everything in between.
Pro Easy to isntall desktop environments
Thanks to the manuals provided by the developers it is really easy to install more than 10 different desktop environments that'll work at the same time!
Pro Learning bash script
Fastest way to reload any Linux desktop is a script that will install all your favorite apps. Keep this file on a USB stick Update for any distro from Ubuntu, Fedora or even Arch Linux back to you favorite apps in minutes
Pro Helps you to become a Arch Linux user
Con Not for daily use
Tails is a privacy focused Linux distro. The updates that you will receive are only for improving privacy and not for improving user experience.
Con Saved states are not present for security
For security reasons, saved states are not supported in Tails. Files can be stored in a separate, persistent volume which must be accessed with a root password. Personal settings (e.g. -- keyboard layout, window settings, etc.) are not saved persistently across reboots. This can be a hindrance for anyone not using English as their language, or not using a QWERTY keyboard layout.
Con You can't install it to a hard drive
Con Slow internet
Tails uses the TOR network and as a result the internet on your computer will be very slow.
Con Only GNOME desktop environment
Con Small development team
Con A bit bloated
It is is a bit bloated to many web browsers, text editors out the box. A simple customize menu's for all 3 desktops would have been nice.