[tor-talk] Ubuntu Dash search

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 00:39:03 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Ryan Winner <geoffrian at gmail.com> wrote:
> If anyone out there uses Ubuntu with Tor installed (not the TBB) and set
> for SOCKS5 system-wide will the Ubuntu Dash perform its online searches anonymously or is it bypassed?

Considering the amount of handy phoning home Ubuntu
does out of the box, I wouldn't trust it to apply anything like
that to any/all traffic as you might expect, nor to leave any
traffic rules you set elsewhere intact, free from gratuitous
updates, etc.

When presented with a lot of overlaid bling like Ubuntu offers,
sometimes the more secure solution is to simply spend the
same amount of time learning how to admin a stripped down
Linux like Arch by hand instead. (Or whatever other OS, BSD, etc.)
That knowledge will serve you better in the long term anyways.

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