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Windows 7: do you think Tor can replace IE totally?

16 May 2016   #1
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
do you think Tor can replace IE totally?

hi, i don't really know much about browsers, that's why i would like your opinion on this


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16 May 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

NO!
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16 May 2016   #3
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ya, it's really slow ... i will stick with ie11.

thx for response.
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17 May 2016   #4
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Honestly, Tor is like a placebo, I woudn't reccomend using it.
If you want a good alternative, Try Download Firefox — Free Web Browser — Mozilla or Chrome ( you can use this last portable in case you dont like google's extra services from PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable, and cloud drives )
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22 May 2016   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They're two completely separate things, Tor doesn't replaces or even competes with IE at all.

Tor is a network service that attempts to provide anonymous communication over internet using a distributed network of relays, basically to increase privacy. On the other hand, IE is just a browser, a program designed to provide web access.

Now, Tor typically bundles a browser too, the "Tor Browser". There is nothing special in it, it's just a modded Firefox with default settings optimized for privacy. The important thing to note is that there are two separate things, the Tor network and Tor browser.
Any browser can be configured to tunnel its traffic though Tor (even IE), and Tor itself can also be used for things other than browsers.

So, Tor itself cannot be replaced, or replace IE, at all, because it fulfills a completely different function.
Tow browser is a direct competitor to IE, but is rarely seen outside the Tor network.

But mostly, there is often no need to use the privacy features of Tor all times, save for a few sites if you're really concerned or are suffering ISP or regional blocks.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Honestly, Tor is like a placebo, I woudn't reccomend using it.
Why? What's bad with it?
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23 May 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

I've just done a speedtest - regular Firefox vs Tor browser using speedtest.net. Tor speed is around 7.5% of regular speed.

do you think Tor can replace IE totally?-tor_vs_firefox_speedtest.jpg

that's the price you pay for anonymity


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23 May 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Anonymit; I don't think so.

One would have to believe that governments around the world didn't have the ability to trace such things if they wanted to.
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