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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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  1. Ego says:

    Good day,

    Nice to see that Whonix was included in DW. Seems to be trending quite fast as well, if the statistics are anything to go by.

    Have a nice day,

    Ego

  2. On the other hand Whonix does have potential drawbacks. Should the Whonix virtual machine be compromised then it will continue to be compromised each time it is used since it has persistent storage. A user could get around this by destroying and re-importing the appliance on a regular basis, but this is something that must be done manually.

    Incorrect but not Whonix-specific. VirtualBox allows for immutable images. Nice tutorial in @tempest's Guide.

    It may not protect the user as completely as a dedicated privacy live CD, but it is certainly appealing for casual use.

    :astonished: Lots of de-anonymizing attacks since 7/2013 (https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Security_in_Real_World). Maybe reviewer will reconsider his conclusion...

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