It's possible to use Freegate (for surfing the web anonymously)in Ubuntu 13.04? Is it possible to use Wine for this purpose? Would it work really?
Why use wine when you have a native app for that? Based on Firefox...
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
For installation in Ubuntu via the tor-browser ppa, copy paste the following in your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tor-browser
Trusty (14.04), Saucy (13.10), Raring (13.04), Quantal(12.10), Precise (12.04).
Further information can be found in there wiki: Tor (anonymity network)
Its possible, follow the instruction:
install latest version of wine:
sudo apt-get install wine
sudo apt-get install winetricks
Install the MFC 4.2 library into your Wine home:
copy the freegate executable to
open the freegate executable with wine.
Yes. I have helped configure freegate/tor/yourfreedom/... for linux (Ubuntu, Fedora).
Easiest way would be using wine, and a browser with a proxy-switcher add-on, so that you can switch between different proxies easily.
Chrome/Chromium with proxy switchysharp. Firefox with foxyproxy (basic or standard)
With yourfreedom you wouldn't need wine, cause it can run on java VM.
You can use
Tor-browser is a
firefox base browser that you can go through filter web sites.
download link: torproject.org: Download Tor
yeah just install tor -browser and you'll get out of that zone.
sudo apt-get install tor torsocks
or visit their website and unpack it, then run the script called
start*.sh. Good luck man but you'll have to give some permissions first.
I got an error message saying
gdiplus.dll was missing; to get Freegate to run I also needed to do:
$ winetricks gdiplus
But by default Wine wgets the (538mb) Win7 SP1 from Microsoft just for this 1.6mb dll. This might be slow/painful if local internet is slow/unreliable.
There are download sites for individual dlls - not sure which are trustworthy of the security implications, if any. But it looks like copying gdiplus.dll into
would do the trick. (
$ winetricks gdiplus might also be necessary.)
(Also if you do the big SP1 file
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe gets stored in
~/.cache/winetricks/win7sp1/ & apparently isn't needed unless is happens to contain a dll required by another app. I deleted it :)