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Re: [tor-talk] TBB and local TOR for Linux users

On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:34:10 +0000
Tor User0000 <toruser0000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Are there plans to give Linux users the choice to run the installed
> version of TOR instead of the TBB one?

Currently, no. There have been many debates over how to handle system
tor versus the tor shipped with tbb. To date, there is no clean
consensus on how to do this safely and without violating local OS
permissions or modes of operations.

> If that is not the case, am I doing good by using the local installed
> TOR (debian-tor) together with firefox (only) in your bundle?

Likely, you're missing some torbutton protections.

Here's the design doc on torbrowser,
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/ that shows the
difference between stock firefox and our firefox-based torbrowser.

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