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In simple terms, Whonix is just a collection of configuration files and scripts.

Whonix isn't a stripped down version of Debian; anything you can do in "vanilla" Debian GNU/Linux is also possible 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 you would with Debian apt-get install xrandr". Whonix doesn't break anything or limit functionality, meaning you can use any compatible software you want.