Whonix Anonymous Operating System Version 10 Released!

Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It’s based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux 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.

Wheezy vs Jessie

Whonix 10 is still based on Debian Wheezy. Work on Whonix 11, which will be based on Debian Jessie has already begun. Help welcome!

Download Whonix for VirtualBox

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Download

Download Whonix for KVM / QEMU / Qubes

Instructions for KVM:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM

Instructions for QEMU:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/QEMU

Instructions for Qubes:
There will be a separate release announcement when it’s ready.

Call for Help

– If you know python, shell scripting (/bin/bash) and/or linux sysadmin, please join us!
– Contribute: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Contribute
– Donate: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Donate

If you want to upgrade existing Whonix version using Whonix’s APT repository

– Just do a usual upgrade: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Security_Guide#Updates

If you want to upgrade existing Whonix version from source code

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/BuildDocumentation.

If you want to build images from source code

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/BuildDocumentation.

Physical Isolation users

See https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/Build_Documentation/Physical_Isolation.

Changelog between Whonix 9 and Whonix 10

See following two blog posts that were calls for testing, these contain the changelogs. Whonix 10.0.0.5.5 has been blessed stable and released as Whonix 10.

https://www.whonix.org/blog/testers-wanted-10-10-0-0-5-0
https://www.whonix.org/blog/testers-wanted-10-10-0-0-5-5

Forum Discussion:

https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,1186.0.html

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Patrick Schleizer
Developer and maintainer at Whonix
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.

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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