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Whonix

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:17 UTC


Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It is based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation. Whonix consists of two parts: One solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which is called Whonix-Gateway. The other, which is called Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible. With Whonix, you can use applications and run servers anonymously over the Internet. DNS leaks are impossible, and even malware with root privileges cannot find out the user's real IP.

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Whonix Summary
Distribution Whonix
Home Page https://www.whonix.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.whonix.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Support
Screenshots https://www.whonix.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Download
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Feature 13.0.0.1.1 12.0.0.3.2
Release Date 2016-05-31 2015-12-14
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1740-2005MB  
Free Download OVA OVA
Installation n/a n/a
Default Desktop KDE KDE
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 13.0.0.1.1 12.0.0.3.2
Package 13.0.0.1.1 12.0.0.3.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- 9.9.5
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- --
cups (2.2.4) 1.7.5 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (55.0.2) 38.8.0 38.4.0
freetype (2.8) 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.2 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.27) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.0) -- --
kmod (24) 18 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.0) -- --
linux (4.12.8) 3.16.7 3.16.7
Package 13.0.0.1.1 12.0.0.3.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.1.6) 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (5.7.19) -- --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- --
NVIDIA (384.59) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u144) -- --
openssh (7.5p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1k 1.0.1
perl (5.26.0) 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.1.8) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 4.11.13 4.11.13
postfix (3.2.2) -- --
postgresql (9.6.4) -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.6.7) 4.2.10 4.1.17
systemd (234) 215 215
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.1 2.2.0
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.16.4

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