[tor-talk] To Toggle, or not to Toggle: The End of Torbutton

Kraktus kraktus at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 22 21:55:54 UTC 2011

On 22/04/2011, andrew at torproject.org <andrew at torproject.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 11:19:47AM -0500, joebtfsplk at gmx.com wrote 1.8K
> bytes in 31 lines about:
> : The operative word for * low resource * machines is
> Can we define "low resource" then? A crappy netbook cpu with 512mb of
> ram is pretty low resource, but it runs both tbb and system firefox at
> the same time just fine.

In my case, this is singe core, speed measured in mHz, not GHz. I do
have slightly more memory than said crappy netbook, but only by 128mb.
However, the hard drive is only 4200rpm, so virtual memory is really
slow. The hard drive should be upgraded soon and replaced with a
larger, 5400rpm one. Then I can cram multiple OSes on it *and* have
faster virtual memory!

> If we're talking about much older machines that can barely run one
> instance of firefox, then people have to switch between browsers,
> running only one at a time. TBB is 24MB, a full firefox install on a
> minimal linux install will fit in 1GB or so.
> --
> Andrew
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There is no Tor Browser Bundle for my operating systems, nor even an
official Firefox. In fact, there's no Tor Browser Bundle that would
work on my CPU, regardless of what operating systems I install in the
future. Tor Browser Bundle looks to be all x86 and amd64.

Fortunately, I actually have two or three options. Yes, I could stop
and restart my pseudo-Firefox every time I want to switch between
anonymous and non-anonymous browsing, perhaps even every time I wanted
to switch between JonDo and Tor. I could also just use a
proxy-switcher, whether the one on JonDoFox or some third party one.
My third choice would be to attempt to find a lighter browser that
would still meet my needs adequately.

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