sudo apt-get install whonix-gateway-ova and so forth idea

This is an idea that may or may not improve usability.

Unrelated to sdwdate… Example instructions:
(Usual gpg import key, add Whonix repo, apt-get update.)

Then one could run “sudo apt-get install whonix-gateway-ova” (or workstation, or qcow2) and so forth. The ova or qcow2 image could then be available from /usr/share/whonix/whonix…ova etc. An alternative method to downloading images using the download page. Additionally that package could depend on virtualbox/kvm and perhaps also ship a wizard that does importing if that would simplify things.

Wouldn’t be hard to develop. Maintenance effort (answering support requests) would be another story.

Would that just be “a pretty cool alternative download method some geeks are using” or actually improve usability for most users?

Somehow, I personally guess the former.

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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.

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