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    Whonix Alternatives

    Whonix is described as 'desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network' and is a Linux Distro in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Whonix for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Windows and Android. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Whonix are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Windows 7 (Paid), elementary OS (Free, Open Source) and Tails (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 5, 2021

    1. The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.
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    2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).
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    3. Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. Windows 7 is built with the codebase from Vista and is a minor upgrade (6.

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      Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ended on January 14, 2020.

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    4. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.
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      Tails vs Whonix opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tails is a great alternative to Whonix.
      privacy_pirate Still routes all internet traffic over Tor. Live booting from USB/CD provides even greater isolation than Whonix virtualization does.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Tails features Tor routing as well and is designed for privacy and security
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Its amnesia makes it the best
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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    6. Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.
    7. Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.
    8. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.
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      Qubes OS vs Whonix opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      privacy_pirate Qubes OS uses Whonix VMs to ensure all traffic is routed over the Tor network. Qubes is security-centered and is likely the most secure OS that can be used to host Whonix.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    9. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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