FAQ in English


How does it compare to Tails?

TAILS is an anonymity-oriented distribution: it tries hard to keep you anonymous.

Freepto does NOT focus on anonimity: if you are looking for something to stay anonymous, freepto is not for you.

instead, freepto’s goal is to make a secure system for everyday use, where secure means:

  • disk encryption; we enforce it
  • being “ready” for all kind of more powerful security to anyone that wants to use it:
    • gpg is ready
    • otr is configured
    • tor is ready and some programs will use it automatically
    • etc

Furthermore, freepto is not intended to be used as a live system: its main goal is to be used with everything persistent (and encrypted, of course)


TorTP is not working anymore

This happens if you upgrade tor AND you tell dpkg to overwrite your torrc. So the bottom line is: don’t let your torrc be overwritten.

However, if you really did it, do like this:


$ sudo -s

$ cat <<EOT >> /etc/tor/torrc
# TorTP configuration:
AutomapHostsOnResolve 1
TransPort 9040
DNSPort 53

$ sudo service tor restart

TorBrowser is not working anymore

This is usually fixed updating the debian package. Run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install torbrowser-launcher