For all Linux distros where the apt utility is missing, you can install tor with the tar. First, we have to download the installation file from the official Tor download page. You can also download the installation file with the wget command :. Now we have to extract the tar file we just downloaded.
In case you are unable to extract the file with GUI, open up a terminal and cd to the directory where we have downloaded the installation file. In my case, I have downloaded the file to the desktop so I would just be running cd Desktop. Then to extract the file run the tar command :. To run the file simply run the following command:. But we would prefer to register the app and run it in a more traditional way.
After doing this, Tor Browser will be available as a Desktop app and should be available in your app directory. You can also change the proxy settings if you are using a proxy network. After making the necessary change select the connect option and in no time you would be seeing something like this:.
You can select the level of security by clicking on the Shield icon right next to the address bar. Also, you should also know the standard search engine for the tor network: DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo lets you search the internet with keeping anonymity in mind. So you should roam this network with much more awareness and responsibility. This concludes our tutorial to install and set up the Tor browser on Linux. Privacy and anonymity are hard to come by on the internet.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to safeguard your personal data from the prying eyes of data collection algorithms, marketers, and advertisers. This guide will show you how to install Tor Browser on Linux. Tor Browser is an open-source, cross-platform, and modern web browser with privacy at heart.
The main purpose of the browser is to give you the basic right to privacy on the internet. There are a few important concepts that Tor Browser uses to ensure that your browsing sessions remain private and anonymous from surveillance and prying eyes. Tor Browser also allows you to visit and access sites blocked by punitive government regimes or authorities. You can install Tor Browser on your system in three simple steps. First, download the Tor Browser installation files from the official site.
Download : Tor Browser. Click on the Download for Linux button and the browser will start downloading the package to your default downloads location, most likely the Downloads directory. Alternatively, you can download the browser files from the command line, using a tool such as wget or cURL. To do that, right-click on the Download for Linux button and then select the Copy Link option from the context menu. Next, go to the Downloads folder using the cd command.
Note that the aforementioned method is distro-agnostic and will work on any Linux distribution, including Ubuntu and Kali Linux. The Tor Browser installation files are compressed, and you need to extract them before you can proceed further. Run the tar command to extract the TAR archive. On UNIX-based systems, the opt directory is reserved for optional or additional software packages that are not part of the core Linux system.
This file is responsible for starting the app.