Long Wiki Edits Thread


New wiki page:

2 video scripts produces as well as the video itself has been produced. Will go public soonish.

The textual draft for video number 3 is currently being drafted and feedback or edits are welcome.

Vid #003 : What is Whonix

Learn What Is Whonix?

Whonix gives your desktop
check Maximum privacy and anonymity on the Internet
check More reliably and securely than any other tool on the market!

First point, even though I agree that is the case for online activities, if that some day it fails, people will come banging on that claim.

Second point, typos, change reliably and securely to reliable and secure. And also, I understand it is something to catch people attention, it is just that maybe those phrases are not meant to all readers, because people can misinterpret: you said whonix was reliable, why is my tor connection slow?.

I couldn’t find a way to edit the main page… that is why I just mentioned the typos above.

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I’ve asked a native speaker advisor and got the OK for reliably and securely grammar wise. The capitalization however is a matter of taste.

That’s great! :slight_smile:

As for the other points, I politely disagree. The communication strategy and success of the strong privacy / anonymity community and for a some part of the Freedom Software community generally has been less than ideal. Looking at the number of total Tor users, numbers seem stagnant for a few years now. On the other hand, proprietary software is gaining ground.

new wiki page:

This wiki template has an issue:

And sometimes this wiki template is

  • A) used to open existing files, and
  • B) sometimes to create new files.

Current woriding:

Open file {{{filename}}} in an editor with root rights.

Maybe future wording:

Open or create file {{{filename}}} in an editor with root rights.

But that seems a bit confusing. Not sure how to improve that yet. Maybe there’s an English word which could mean both “open existing file” and/or “create file if it does not exist yet”. Suggestions?

new documentation on hidden text attacks:

Related to this post: Local browser homepage for Tor Browser in Whonix - #112 by Patrick

There is a new donation banner end of year campaign. How do you like the new donation banner end of year campaign? It can be seen on most wiki pages such as for example on:

  • JavaScript (JS) version: will be shown.
  • no-JS version: will simply not be shown. No other disadvantages. (Difficult to implement in MediaWiki with no-JS compatibility with reasonable effort.)

Pages purely designed to get the user started such as homepage whonix.org, Whonix ™ - Anonymous Operating System, Documentation, Download and a few more are using are using wiki template {{hide_all_banners}} (Template:Hide all banners - Whonix) and don’t show the (donation or any) banner(s).

navigate to ubuntu then check “Software Center (only if not using SecureBoot)” image

image is using this broken URL:


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  1. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/File:Ubuntu_software_icon.png did not exist.

  2. Went to https://www.kicksecure.com/wiki/File:Ubuntu_software_icon.png which is a wiki page (HTML).

  3. Clicked on the real image link https://www.kicksecure.com/w/images/6/68/Ubuntu_software_icon.png

  4. Downloaded using scurl-download to really download the png and not the webp. (Browsers are telling nginx they support webp so these are preferably delivered. But curl has no such feature.)

  5. Uploaded to https://www.whonix.org/wiki/File:Ubuntu_software_icon.png

  6. https://www.whonix.org/w/images/6/68/Ubuntu_software_icon.png done.


This tag doesnt exist yet in the forums but mentioned in the wiki, so either one should be created or i remove the mention of it in the wiki.

The new link is:


Bug Reports, Software Development and Feature Requests chapter Forum Tags in Whonix wiki

@HulaHoop This page:

Still need it? if so the version number will keep going outdated leading to broken links.

See what you want to do with it.

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Can you turn it into a template and just leave it around just in case?

Added noindex at the top of the page so that it wont be shown in the
search engines/broken link checkers

HulaHoop via Whonix Forum:

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Kicksecure and Whonix homepage / wiki have now an improved header.

The footer has also been improved.

The SCAP workbench should be added as a recommendation for Non-Qubes Whonix hardening guide i.e. tighten up host security (not running full remediation which will bork most systems). The GUI has standards that can be loaded for most common Linux distros like Debian etc.


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