Tor Browser 6.0 is released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Tor Browser 6.0 released today, comes with major updates and is the first stable release in the 6.0 series.  This release brings us up to date with Firefox 45-ESR, which should mean a better support for HTML5 video on Youtube, as well as a host of other improvements.

The release also features new privacy enhancements and disables features. While on the security side this release makes sure that SHA1 certificate support is disabled and the updater is not only relying on the signature alone but is checking the hash of the downloaded update file as well before applying it.

tor 6.0

Tor Browser 6.0 Highlights

  • Stripping fails due to obsolete Browser/components directory
  • Include libgconf2-dev for our Linux builds
  • Switch to Debian Wheezy guest VMs (10.04 LTS is EOL)
  • Do not store data in the application bundle
  • Tor Browser is not starting on OS X if put into /Applications
  • Setup wizard UI flow improvements
  • Fix broken updater on Linux

See release note for full list

Install Tor Browser 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04

Because the PPA is yet to be updated, we will install install using the conventional method:

32bit OS

wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/6.0/tor-browser-linux32-6.0_en-US.tar.xz

tar -xvf tor-browser-linux32-6.0_en-US.tar.xz
cd tor-browser_en-US/

./start-tor-browser.desktop

64bit OS

wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/6.0/tor-browser-linux64-6.0_en-US.tar.xz

tar -xvf tor-browser-linux64-6.0_en-US.tar.xz

cd tor-browser_en-US/

./start-tor-browser.desktop

 
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