Workstation has a default of 768 RAM. This is fine for web browsing, but it seems low for everyday multitasking in a desktop (that’s what workstation is for, right?). You can’t go to the store today and buy a new laptop with less than 4GB. Even my one-task VMs get 1GB. I don’t know about you guys.
My worry is that new users (most of whom have the extra RAM) will multitask in workstation and wonder why Whonix is so slow. RAM is the first thing a machine needs for speed.
I like low system requirements, but Whonix has never targeted the low end at the expense of average, modern hardware. The default should assume the user has modern hardware. Users with special needs can change the default.
I propose an increase to the default RAM setting in the Whonix-Workstation OVA to 2GB.