How To Install Tor Browser 3.6.3 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Tor Browser is an internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox configured to protect the users’ anonimity, via Tor and Vidalia. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.

The Tor Browser anonymizes the traffic and encrypts everything everything in the Tor network. Via the HTTPS-Everywhere extension, it also encrypts the traffic between the Tor network and the final destination.

The latest version available is Tor Browser 3.6.3, which has been recently released. Among others, it now uses Firefox 24.7.0ESR as base and comes with updated plugins: obfsproxy 0.2.12, FTE 0.2.17, NoScript 2.6.8.33, HTTPS Everywhere to 3.5.3 and a bunch of bug-fixes have been implemented.

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In this article I will show you how to install Tor Browser 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.

Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing Tor Browser Bundle 3.6.3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint and Deepin systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the tor-browser package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tor-browser

Optional, to remove tor-browser, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove tor-browser
$ rm -r ~/.tor-browser-en

If you don’t want to wait until it will be added to the PPA, you can download the Tor 3.6.3 archive from the project’s site, extract it and run Tor.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Tor Browser 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/3.6.3/tor-browser-linux32-3.6.3_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux32-3.6.3_en-US.tar.xz
$ cd tor-browser_en-US/
$ ./start-tor-browser

For an easier usage, do this:

$ sudo ln -sf ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor

To start tor, just open a terminal, type tor and hit enter.

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/3.6.3/tor-browser-linux64-3.6.3_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux64-3.6.3_en-US.tar.xz
$ cd tor-browser_en-US/
$ ./start-tor-browser

For an easier usage, do this:

$ sudo ln -sf ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor

To start tor, just open a terminal, type tor and hit enter.

Next, to use Tor, open it, press connect and wait until you get connected to the Tor network.

how to install Tor Browser 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five

how to install Tor Browser 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five

Optional, to remove tor-browser, do:

$ rm -r ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor ~/.tor-browser-en

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