Release Candidate Pre Final Whonix 9 – testers wanted!

The version number for this testers-only release is 9. This very version will likely be blessed stable after testing.

Download link for Virtual Box images (.ova), experimental kvm  / qemu  / Qubes images and OpenPGP signatures (.asc):

Upgrading Whonix 8 to Whonix 9
– You cannot upgrade using apt-get dist-upgrade or you will break the packaging system!
– You can upgrade using these instructions:

If you want to build from source code, see:

Thanks to everyone who made this test release possible!

Changlog between and 9:
– whonixcheck: output
– KVM <apic/> -> <apic eoi=’on’/> (Thanks to HulaHoop.)
– whonix-gw-kde-desktop-conf: no longer use custom wallpaper (mountain mist) for Whonix-Gateway. Only use wallpapers from Debian repository for security reasons. ( Will now default to KDE’s default wallpaper. (Thanks to for suggesting it)
– tb-updater: fix stream isolation (proxy) settings, make it work without transparent proxy as well
– updated frozen repository

Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.