OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateDiscontinued
Initial releaseJanuary 26, 2008
Final release2008.1 (revision-1) / Aug 05, 2008
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel
user interface
LicenseGNU General Public License
Succeeded byTails
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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

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

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]


  1. ^ Anonymity tools in Tor Archived September 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Linux Magazine. August 2008.
  3. ^ "Incognito Features". Archived from the original on 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  4. ^ "Tor-Incognito agreement".