Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Tor Browser Bundle 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 Bundle 4.5, which has been recently released, coming with important changes, including improved usability, bringing a wrapper for launching Tor from the File Manager, the Desktop, the Apps Menu or the command-line, a simplified Tor menu has been implemented, security and privacy enhancements have been implemented and the defaut search provider has been changed to Disconnect (which provides private Google search results).
In this article I will show you how to install Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative 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
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.
Optional, to remove tor browser, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove tor-browser