Install Tor Browser on Linux and set up a launcher

Linux is the system of freedoms. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Linux without needing to install anymore

Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).

Tor Browser

To start using Tor Browser, just download the file for your preferred language. This file can be saved wherever is convenient and launched from it.

So, start downloading the correct version for your system (no matter if it’s Fedora, Ubuntu or others, but pay attention to the 32 bit or 64 bit version) from this link: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en#linux.

Then, open a terminal window and type:

cd Downloads/

/Downloads/ or the path where you have downloaded the file/

Uncompress the file by:

tar -xvfJ tor-browser-linux64-6.5.1_en-US.tar.xz

/tor-browser-linux64-6.5.1_en-US.tar.xz/ or the correct name of the file that you downloaded/

Move the program folder on a more usual path:

sudo mv tor-browser_en-US /opt

/tor-browser_en-US/ or the version with your localization/

Finally, register the program and create an entry in applications.

cd /opt/tor-browser_en-US/
./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

Now, you can launch Tor Browser as a normal app. Find it in Gnome Applications or in Unity Search and launch it.

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