MOFO Linux 5.3 is released

A Linux distro based on Ubuntu 16.04, offers a wide selection of privacy enhancing and censorship circumverting tools.

Features

  • Psiphon and Lantern domain fronting proxies
  • Tor, I2P, and Freenet for darknet access
  • Tor Browser, Onion Share, Tor Messenger
  • OpenVPN, Bitmask, and SoftEther VPNs
  • Cjdns / Hyperboria mesh networking
  • Kodi Media Center for radio / television streams
  • WebSDR, OpenWebRX software defined radio
  • Veracrypt and Zulucrypt file / folder encryption
  • Bleachbit disk wiping utility
  • LibreOffice productivity tools
  • Ubuntu 16.04 system base, low latency Linux kernel

MOFO Linux Changelog:
Version 5.2:
Updated WebSDR Server List
Upgraded Bleachbit 1.17
Upgraded Firefox 54.0b3
Upgraded I2P 0.9.29.0
Upgraded kernel 4.10.0-20-lowlatency
Upgraded Lantern 3.6.3
Upgraded Thunderbird 54.0b1 (with Enigmail and Torbirdy)
Upgraded Tor 0.2.9.10
Upgraded Tor Browser (Sandboxed) 0.0.3
Upgraded Zulucrypt 5.1.0

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mofolinux/files/
http://mofolinux.com/docs/[Linuxtracker]MOFOlinux5.2.torrent
http://mofolinux.com/

It offers more use value than Tails, but is likely less secure, though easier to use, for example with Unetbootin and 4GB persistence.

PS: If anybody wants to discuss political questions around pro and contra censorship, please, open a separate topic. In this topic such attempts will be flagged.

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Very unique name for distro that offers privacy... I like it :heart_eyes:

Edit:
Just curious. Do they use ubuntu repo or do they make their own repo like manjaro?

They use Ubuntu as a base, but have many packages which are not available from Ubuntu repos. Here is the output for their mirrors from the previous MOFO 5.1

mofo@mofo:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb cdrom:[MOFO Linux 5.1 - Release amd64 (20161230)]/ xenial main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-proposed restricted multiverse main universe
deb http://deb.bitmask.net/debian xenial main
# deb-src http://deb.bitmask.net/debian xenial main
deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org xenial main
# deb-src http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org xenial main

mofo@mofo:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/anton+/dnscrypt/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/anton+/dnscrypt/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/anton+/dnscrypt/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/anton+/dnscrypt/ubuntu xenial main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fcitx-team/nightly/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fcitx-team/nightly/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fcitx-team/nightly/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fcitx-team/nightly/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/hda-me/zulucrypt/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/hda-me/zulucrypt/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/hda-me/zulucrypt/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/hda-me/zulucrypt/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/i2p-maintainers/i2p/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/i2p-maintainers/i2p/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/i2p-maintainers/i2p/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/i2p-maintainers/i2p/ubuntu xenial main
### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
# deb http://download.jitsi.org/deb unstable/
### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
# deb http://download.jitsi.org/deb unstable/
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/micahflee/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/micahflee/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/micahflee/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/micahflee/ppa/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://nightly.apt.ring.cx/ubuntu_16.04/ ring main
deb http://nightly.apt.ring.cx/ubuntu_16.04/ ring main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-lxc/lxd-stable/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-lxc/lxd-stable/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-lxc/lxd-stable/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-lxc/lxd-stable/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu xenial main

PS: MOFO Linux is confirmed to be able to mofo Iran's internet restrictions.

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Not anymore. :disappointed:
As you suggested, I have it installed. Since a few days ago, Psiphon doesn't work; Freenet always download something uselessly. Lantern? I don't know how it works!

I installed Firefox on Windows and now can watch and save Youtube videos by it.

That's a *** disappointment! Lantern works similarly, but you have a download limit.

I just installed lantern last night on manjaro (AUR) and i can confirmed it worked (partially)

I activate lantern by typing lantern on terminal and wait for lantern icon to show up on panel

After that almost all "resrictions" are gone and I can browse reddit normally and see "dank" memes . But somehow I cant visit imgur normally (still blocked). Dont know why.

But anyway, You should try it see if it works on you

EDIT: Oh, if You wondering how it works. So basically, every time you visit a website that blocked. Lantern will step in and act as a middleman. It connects into proxy first before loading a page, resulting an "unblocked" webpage

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I did so on Mofo Linux, but didn't work. Lantern opens Firefox, but can not open blocked sites, so does Psiphon.
You are living in Indonesia and it's different from Iran.
Because of monopoly of Windows, there are more proxy for it, effective and usable.

Really sad to hear that..Damn Iran so strict on Internet

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MOFO Linux 5.3 is now available for download. This release contains updated circumvention software, a fresh Linux Kernel 4.11, and usability enhancements. The add-ons in Kodi were in need of updates, so they have been freshened too. Download from here or get MOFO Linux via bit torrent.
Dictators are running amok in the world, arguing for so called internet sovereignty, increased censorship and all sorts of encroachments on civil liberties. MOFO Linux isn't going to stand by and watch border walls go up on the internet, so work has begun on version 6.
Hang Tough / Don't Yield A Nanometer.
MOFO Linux
https://sourceforge.net/p/mofolinux/blog/2017/08/mofo-linux-53-is-released/

MOFO Linux Changelog:
Version 5.3:

Updated WebSDR Server List
Upgraded Firefox 56.0b1
Upgraded I2P 0.9.30.0
Upgraded Jitsi 2.10.2550
Upgraded kernel 4.11.0-13-lowlatency
Upgraded Lantern 3.7.4
Upgraded Onionshare 1.1
Upgraded Ring 1.0, build 20170803
Upgraded Thunderbird 56.0b1 (with Enigmail and Torbirdy)
Upgraded Tor 0.3.0.9
Upgraded Tor Browser (Sandboxed) 0.0.12
Upgraded Tor Messenger 0.4.0b3
Upgraded Veracrypt 1.21
Upgraded Zulucrypt 5.2.0

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This is typical Ubuntu and Debian: upgrades and fixes come downstream toooo slow, most of the time only in the next release.

It was a surprise that most software that was broken in Ubuntu worked without issues in Arch.

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