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What is special in Whonix WS which gives one more privacy and which is lacking in simply connecting any distro to Whonix GW?


#1

As most of us know its possible to connect any Linux or Windows OS in a VB VM and point its proxy settings to the Whonix GW and that OS will be effectively torified as all traffic will go through Whonix GW, so I am wondering if I am building my own instance of some OS in a VB VM, say Arch Linux, how can I add the Whonix code to it to make it as robust from a Tor viewpoint as Whonix WS ? I would imagine that Whonix WS gives the benefit of streams isolation, but what else? How less secure am I using a Linux or Windows OS simply pointed to my Whonix GW?


#2

Good day,

Please regard this for a basic comparison between the two: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Other_Operating_Systems#Security_Comparison:_Whonix-Download-Workstation_vs._Whonix-Custom-Workstation

Have a nice day,

Ego