Whonix VirtualBox – Testers Wanted!

RAM was increased from 768 MB RAM to 1024 MB RAM for Whonix-Workstation. For now it is temporary, but it may also be permanently depending on near time developments. Discussion ongoing. Please contribute if you can share ideas or code on how to reduce RAM usage.


Due to the mentioned RAM issue, Whonix-Workstation might freeze. In that case, increase VM RAM.

Download links can be found here:

Testers Wanted!

Release Notes:

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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  1. Everything is good and connection works flawlessly. anon-cnnection wizard looks sexy. Thanks @iry!

    whonixcheck on GW complains that QEMU is unsupported although its KVM. So users might be needlessly alarmed.

    ERROR: Virtualizer qemu unsupported by Whonix developers! Whonixcheck aborted! (qubes_detected: false)
    Using Virtualizer qemu together with Whonix is recommended against, because it is rarely tested. [1] [2] [3]
    It could be made possible, but would require more Whonix contributors.
    It may already work, but is highly experimental.
    This might endanger your anonymity. Do not proceed unless you know what you are doing.
    If you wish to ignore this warning and to continue whonixcheck anyway, you can set
    in /etc/whonix.d/30_whonixcheck_default.conf.
    Recommended action:

    • Shut down.
    • Read Whonix documentation [4].
    • Use Whonix with a supported virtualizer or Physical Isolation [5].
  2. Yep

  3. When talking to Debian servers apt fetches from onions and clearnet. Seems redundant. Is this the correct behavior or did you forget to remove clearnet repo links?

  4. What if you swap onion and clearnet lines in sources.list? Does it prefer onions over clearnet then?

  5. Yes it does!

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