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Re: Help!! I'm a total computer n00b and know nothing and need to learn how Tor works

Nice to know I am not the only person who feels incompetent sometimes.
Half the time I don't read stuff properly and learn through trial and error.


xiando wrote:

This text is copied from [Zyprexa-discuss] tor link does not work at:


"Someone said that they thought the tor download link on the wiki was working...

... it is not as of now... it goes no where.

So it's apparently conclusive: I know of no source for anyone to download these documents at this time.

If someone does know, they may want to edit the wiki to reflect that...

But please -- if you do so -- build a bridge to "non-geeks."

Some of my favorite books are the "For Dummies" books. Yeah, sometimes those books really are dumb... but often those books smash smash SMASH the wall between those out-of-the-know and those in-the- know. That's why they're so popular! I love that attitude.

So take a lesson from some of the most popular series of how-to books of all times....

If you have some knowledge (such as about Tor).... spell it out in even a few simple steps and introductory info on the wiki.

And of course, leave NO acronyms unexplained... we already know you're smart!"


Mentioned wik http://zyprexa.pbwiki.com/ does have some http://zyprexa.pbwiki.com/Tor%20Instructions , but they are in bullet summmary Go Here: http://tor.eff.org/documentation.html.en

After reading above e-mail, I feel like pointing out that I find it slightly obvious that a "tor download link" requires that you've managed to install Tor and make it work. So, I completely agree that it would be nice with a clean clear-cut page with "a few simple steps" - a few VERY simple steps - who explain how to get Tor working on Windows.

There IS already a page, http://tor.eff.org/docs/tor-doc-win32.html.en and this page looks to me like it is a clean clear-cut page with "a few simple steps".

However, I'd really like any Windows user who's using Tor to share their views on how to make those instructions even simpler, because - apparently - it's not "For Dummies".

Disclaimer: I mean no disrespect to the person who posted above e-mail. I'm just pointing out there is a demand for very simple instructions (For those "How do I switch TV channels on my remote control? How do I get on this Internet? What's Tor?" people)