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ytene
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Add Tor Browser

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Just a quick and simple suggestion...

Would it be possible for Mint to consider adding the Tor Browser in to the default package libraries please?

Every day we see more and more examples of privacy-invading techniques designed to track us across the web. Apple recently announced that they would offer a mechanism to use the TOR network with subscribers to some of their premium services, a likely indication of the perceived benefits of the privacy network.

I've been using tor on Mint for a few years now, but I find their installation instructions (basically they offer a tarball for Linux users) to be a bit on the fiddly side.

Having it packaged via Software Manager would be a great addition for the community.

Thank you.
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Tor Browser is already in the default software repositories. Simply install the torbrowser-launcher package. That provides a launcher on your system that when you start it downloads the official Tor Browser release, or downloads an available newer version, and installs it on your system and then runs that.
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Brave browser has TOR integrated in. There is an option to use TOR in a private widow in the options menu
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Brave Browser isn't in the official repositories so this is not relevant to this suggestion.
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I just added Tor to my 20.1 install. They have come a long way with this browser. I may use it more now
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xenopeek wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:44 am
Tor Browser is already in the default software repositories. Simply install the torbrowser-launcher package. That provides a launcher on your system that when you start it downloads the official Tor Browser release, or downloads an available newer version, and installs it on your system and then runs that.
Thank you - I had missed that - much appreciated.
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