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PQCrypto[edit]

Tools[edit]

Instant Message[edit]

Ricochert IM and qTox comes pre-installed in Whonix ™.

Calculator[edit]

galculator homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the galculator package.

sudo apt-get install galculator

The procedure of installing galculator is now complete.

Desktop Screenshot Creator & Image Editing[edit]


Shutter homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the shutter package.

sudo apt-get install shutter

The procedure of installing shutter is now complete.

Desktop Video Recorder[edit]

vokoscreen homepage (Debian package).

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the vokoscreen package.

sudo apt-get install vokoscreen

The procedure of installing vokoscreen is now complete.

Another good choice would be:

gtk-recordmydesktop homepage (Debian package). [1]

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the gtk-recordmydesktop package.

sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop

The procedure of installing gtk-recordmydesktop is now complete.

E-Mail[edit]

See E-Mail.

Encrypt, Decrypt, Sign, and Verify Text using OpenPGP; GnuPG Frontend[edit]

GPA and GnuPG are pre-installed in Whonix ™ packages.

Documentation:

Image and PDF Viewer[edit]

Ristretto and muPDF come pre-installed in Whonix ™.

Start menu -> Graphics -> Image Viewer

IRC Client[edit]

HexChat (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix ™.

XMPP/Jabber Client[edit]

CoyIM (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix ™.

Media Player[edit]

The VLC Media Player (Debian package) is pre-installed in Whonix ™. Users do not face increased fingerprinting risks because VLC does not run Javascript. [2]

Start menu -> Multimedia -> VLC Media Player

Terminal[edit]

Xfce-Terminal homepage (Debian package). Konsole is pre-installed in Whonix ™.

To start it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Onscreen Keyboard[edit]

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the florence at-spi2-core package.

sudo apt-get install florence at-spi2-core

The procedure of installing florence at-spi2-core is now complete.

[3]

Work on Sensitive Documents[edit]

Office Suite[edit]

LibreOffice (Debian package) [4] is recommended. It is a fully-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft (R) Office. A word processor is included, along with spreadsheet and presentation applications.

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the libreoffice package.

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

The procedure of installing libreoffice is now complete.

To launch these applications: Start menu -> Office

Printing and Scanning[edit]

See Printing and Scanning.

Publishing[edit]

Scribus (Debian package) is an Open Source Desktop Page Layout accessible from the Applications → Graphics. It can be used for many tasks; from booklets design to newspapers, magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.

Scribus has sophisticated page layout features like precision placing and rotating of text and/or images on a page, manual kerning of type, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. The Scribus document file format is XML-based. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor.

To install it: Start menu -> System -> Xfce Terminal

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the scribus package.

sudo apt-get install scribus

The procedure of installing scribus is now complete.

scurl - SSL Command Line Downloader[edit]

To securely download files or webpages from the Internet on the command line, scurl is pre-installed in Whonix ™. Users should preference scurl over wget, since scurl enforces strong encryption and is less buggy.

To invoke scurl to download a file, simply run (replace the https:// example with the actual file location).

scurl --remote-name https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/8.0.2/tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz

This will download tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz to the user's current working directory.

Refer to the scurl entry for further examples and a complete description of this tool.

Additional Software[edit]

Users who are unsatisfied with the recommendations here can install other applications of their choosing; see Install Software.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. See also: RecordMyDesktop in Wikipedia with screenshot.
  2. However, unrestricted access to the large number of codecs, along with the gstreamer and ffmpeg frameworks can expose the system to remote attacks. The risk is greater than with Tor Browser because the latter attempts to restrict codecs to a particular subset. No cookies are stored by VLC and no information is collected and sent. Original thread
  3. at-spi2-core apparently is an implicit dependency of florence. It did not work without florence for Patrick.
  4. See also: LibreOffice in Wikipedia.

License[edit]

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