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Re: [tor-talk] Why corrupt government officials blah blah bleh blah
Travis Bean wrote:
The developer(s) behind TorBrowserBundle are not the authority on
computer security. They may think installing vanilla Firefox with
Privoxy and Tor is not sufficient, but this is not a valid point. Linux
computer users find TorBrowserBundle to be unwieldy and completely
insufficient for meeting their needs regarding easy installation and
configuration of a secure communications system.
True, it does require two commands to start the Tor Browser in Linux:
That's clearly way too many for Linux users, who are well-known to
avoid both the terminal and software customization. Thankfully the Tor
Browser works for most users without needing additional configuration.
And there's a discussion ongoing about making a .desktop file that will
allow users to simply double-click it to launch . I think that will
get Linux users pretty far, but given how mainstream and usable Linux
distributions tend to be, Tor may need to do more to reach out and
integrate better with the free software community . I'd recommend
having a solid showing at FOSDEM, LibrePlanet, DebConf, or possibly even
the Chaos Communications Congress. And maybe the developer(s) could
utilize reproducible builds. Of course the *real* win would be
automatically seeking out updates via the tor network so that users are
better protected from emerging threats. Maybe someday .
 Or last year. Whichever.
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
― Dr. Seuss
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