me and my dad are wanting to switch from windows to linux, I have very little experience with Linux (ran a few live CD's years ago), I installed MINT on a VM and read that MINT and UBUNTU where the recommended choices on most websites, I went to install TOR to help my dad with it (no good to me) and when I ran the Linux installer file nothing happened, I then read that on Ubuntu based systems you have to install programs via several terminal commands, the instructions (below) where quite overwhelming just for a single program installation, I know using terminal is the core of using Linux, but Iam just wondering if there are easier to use distro's that would be better suited for 2 noobs that want to make a transition from Windows to Linux, one where programs can be installed a lot easier than the instructions below?? if possible?? - I do wish to use the terminal but surely it can be easier than that?
thanks in advance
to enable all package managers using the libapt-pkg library to access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).
sources.list: You'll need to set up our package repository before you can fetch Tor. First, you need to figure out the name of your distribution. A quick command to run is lsb_release -c or cat /etc/debian_version. If in doubt about your Debian version, check the Debian website. For Ubuntu, ask Wikipedia.
You need to add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/:
Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:
We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it with the following commands:
Now Tor is installed and running. Move on to step two of the "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions.
The DNS name deb.torproject.org is actually a set of independent servers in a DNS round robin configuration. If you for some reason cannot access it you might try to use the name of one of its part instead. Try deb-master.torproject.org, mirror.netcologne.de or tor.mirror.youam.de.
Use Apt over Tor
deb.torproject.org is also served through via an onion service: http://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/
To use Apt with Tor, the apt transport needs to be installed:
Then replace the address in the lines added before with, for example:
Now refresh your sources and try if it's still possible to install tor:
See onion.torproject.org for all torproject.org onion addresses.