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Whonix Concept

Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It's based on the Tor anonymity network[1], Debian GNU/Linux[2] and security by isolation. DNS leaks are impossible, and not even malware with root privileges can find out the user's real IP.

Whonix consists of two parts: One solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible.

To learn more about security and anonymity under Whonix, please continue to the About Whonix page. Whonix is free as in price and freedom, lets you run anonymous applications and servers. Whonix has been rated 5/5 stars by users of sourceforge.net on 2014-03-12 [3]


Whonix-Workstation with KDE Desktop:

Whonix-Workstation with KDE Desktop



Whonix developers.
OS family Unix-like, based on Debian
Working state Active
Source model Open Source
Initial release 29 Feb 2012
Latest stable release
(April 27, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-04-27))
Latest unstable release
(June 17, 2015; 11 days ago (2015-06-17))

Marketing target

Anonymity; Privacy; Security; Personal computing; Location Hidden Servers

Update method

APT (several front-ends available)

Supported platforms
Kernel type

Monolithic (Linux kernel)

Default user interface


Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and other licenses [5]

Preceded by JanusVM[6]; TorBOX R TorBOX-500px.png[7] (see History)
Official website https



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Whonix is produced independently of, and carries no guarantee from, The Tor Project[8].

  1. https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
  3. Whonix sourceforge.net project home page (w); Whonix sourceforge.net project review page (w)
  4. Custom-Workstation: self made builds can run on any real or virtual hardware as long as they are behind a Whonix-Gateway. Tor Browser binaries are only available for a limited number of platforms (Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac).
  5. "License information". Debian. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  6. http://www.webcitation.org/6IA21tFaM
  7. http://www.webcitation.org/6IA20bIq5
  8. https://www.torproject.org

Thanks to Tomchen1989 from Wikimedia Commons for the download button! 1 (w)

Thanks for the MAT public domain screenshot to awxcnx.de!

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