Template:Based on Debian
To oversimplify it: Whonix is just a collection of configuration files and scripts.
Whonix isn't a stripped down version of Debian. For example, anything you can do with "vanilla" Debian GNU/Linux, you can do with Whonix. Likewise, most problems and questions can be solved in the same way. For example: "How do I install xrandr on Whonix?" -- "The same way you would with Debian". Whonix doesn't break anything and doesn't stop you from using anything you want.
|Tip: Since Ubuntu is also based on Debian, most online help for Ubuntu also works for Whonix.|