Continuing the discussion from Whonix performance:
i write that with another user account before months , maby more than year , now i am back in new forums of whonix with new account for posting (i was dellete the old one account) So from then i make new steps and i have new tips\infos :
there is no need to have ssd for whonix if have linux host with xfce desktop environment , as i allready have that with 2.3 Ghz cpu and runs prety smooth. xfce is very configurable, have a lot apps\packages and is very lightweight. That i was write for unity belong in the reality so, unity is the most heavyweight desktop environment for linux, need 1 Ghz cpu and 1 Gb ram , even if the system is installed on ssd sata and with 2.9 ghz cpu, a guest unity inside virtualbox will run slow, with xfce will run mutch smoother. *not a good idea to runs xfce on whonix guests for security reasons but can do on host. Another new comparing is that kvm is smoother than virtualbox with whonix , note for the curent version of whonix kvm must disable surfaces on guests , otherwise will run very slower even fom virtualbox with whonix. * Always with cpu that support hardware virtualization , and enabled in bios & virtualbox.