First off I have read the wiki. I am not trying to be one of those people asking a question that has been asked 10000000000 times and can be answered by a 10 seconds search. Having said that I cannot find the answers I am looking for. I am a mega paranoid person so if something is remotely off I go into full panic mode. First off, is this what it’s supposed to look like:
^^^screen shot of my desktop
I am just confused because it’s not what I expected. Why is the gateway and the workstation look so similar like any regular OS?
And the reason I am having paranoia is because I watched this video on this site
His workstation asked for user name and password. Mine did not. Is this normal? I am just making sure I did not get a man in the middle attack.
Next, do you need to run the sudo apt-get update in BOTH the workstation AND gateway or just 1? And if so which one?
Lastly, does Whonix have a fail safe feature where it will not work without the gateway? Like let’s say I get home drunk and I forget to turn on the gateway and I just run the workstation and don’t want Kim Jon UN to know what I am doing online…will Whonix still run or will it let me know that gateway is not active?
EDIT: Oh I am running this from a VM from a Linux Mint 18.1 OS. Is this good, bad or whatever?