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Whonix

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 98 (125), 6 months: 77 (156), 3 months: 107 (119), 4 weeks: 105 (123), 1 week: 96 (122)

Average visitor rating: 9.29/10 from 7 review(s).


Whonix Summary
Distribution Whonix
Home Page https://www.whonix.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.whonix.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Support
Screenshots https://www.whonix.org/
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Download
Bug Tracker
Related Websites
Reviews 0.5.6: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-02: Distribution Release: Whonix 15
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  Headlines:
 •2016-04-04 Whonix offers bug bounties
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Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 15.0.0.6.6 14.0.1.4.4 13.0.0.1.4 12.0.0.3.2
Release Date 2019-11-22 2019-03-17 2016-12-21 2015-12-14
End Of Life     2018-09  
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1000-1600 300-900 1800-2200  
Free Download OVA OVA OVA OVA
Installation -- -- -- --
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce KDE KDE
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 15.0.0.6.6 14.0.1.4.4 13.0.0.1.4 12.0.0.3.2
Package 15.0.0.6.6 14.0.1.4.4 13.0.0.1.4 12.0.0.3.2
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (71.0) -- -- 45.5.1 38.4.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 23 18 18
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- -- -- --
linux (5.4.2) 4.19.67 4.9.144 3.16.36 3.16.7
Package 15.0.0.6.6 14.0.1.4.4 13.0.0.1.4 12.0.0.3.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.5.0) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.2.7) 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.36) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0d 1.1.0j 1.0.1t 1.0.1k
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.4.0) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- 4.11.13 4.11.13
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.11.2) -- -- -- --
systemd (244) 241 232 215 215
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- -- 45.5.1 31.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.6 2.2.4 2.2.0
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.4 4.12.3 -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.3
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Version: 15.0.0.3.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-12
Votes: 6


This is one the most patterned, well-structured distribution and wiki i've ever seen.

Started with VirtualBox and came to KVM because of Whonix. Keep up, guys. Great work!


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Version: 15.0.0.3.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-30
Votes: 19


Yeah this project seems to got it masterpiece. Working perfect, highly customazible, simple to understand and great usability.

Go get it. Greetz from Spain


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Version: 15.0.0.3.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-09-20
Votes: 10


I get to know Whonix from Version 14 but didnt use it for long cause 15 arrived. One of the best concepts in Tor ecosystems and even security itself. Anyone interested in separation with VM's, Tor or anything else in Tor ecosystem should at least test it. And really good wiki and forum.


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