Whonix Anonymous Operating System Version 11 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.

Whonix for Qubes


Whonix for KVM


Whonix for VirtualBox


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

Special instructions required:

Edit 1: There will be no more support for upgrading Whonix 10 to Whonix 11 after October 17 2015.

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.

Call for Help

– If you know javascript, 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

Changelog between Whonix 10 and Whonix 11

See following two blog posts that were calls for testing, these contain the changelogs. Whonix has been blessed stable and released as Whonix 11.


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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.