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 (anonymity network)


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

Supported distributions

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)


Further reading


Its possible, follow the instruction:

  1. install latest version of wine:

    sudo apt-get install wine
  2. install winetricks:

    sudo apt-get install winetricks
  3. Install the MFC 4.2 library into your Wine home:

    winetricks mfc42
  4. copy the freegate executable to ~/.wine/drive_c/.

  5. 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.

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 :)

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