Template:Based on Debian
In simple terms, Whonix is just a collection of configuration files and scripts. Whonix isn't a stripped down version of Debian; anything possible in "vanilla" Debian GNU/Linux can be replicated in 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 as in Debian". Whonix doesn't break anything, limit functionality, or prevent installation of compatible software.
|Tip: Since Ubuntu is a Debian derivative, online help for Ubuntu most often works for Whonix.|