How To Easily Install Tor Browser In Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17

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How to install Tor browser in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

Keeping all the fiasco of NSA snooping on citizens and governments worldwide in mind, privacy is a growing concern for many. If you too are concerned about your online safety and want to protect yourself from network surveillance, Tor project is the best option available.

Tor Project has its own Tor browser which is based on Firefox and configured to protect users’ privacy and anonymity by using Tor and Vidalia tools that come bundled with it. Though you can download Tor browser and install it from the source code, we shall see an easier way to install Tor browser in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

How to install Tor browser in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

Thanks to Webupd8, we have a PPA that we can use to install Tor browser in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based Linux OSes easily (if you are not comfortable installing from source code). Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following commands:

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

The above PPA should also be valid for Ubuntu 12.04 and other Linux distributions based on it.

Uninstall Tor browser

If you want to uninstall Tor browser, use the following command:

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

I hope this quick test helped you to easily install Tor browser in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.  Any questions or suggestions are always welcomed.