Hello. I compared Whonix and Debian XFCE in VirtualBox and found that Debian is faster.
In addition, in Debian my system does not freeze if I open many tab in browsers - Chromium, Firefox. Whonix freezes. My tests took place on the same system in equal settings: the number of processor cores, RAM, disable swap for Debian.
I do not want to say bad things about Whonix. I’m just trying to find out why. Perhaps the reason is the additional security settings?
Something else. I am using VirtualBox 6.0.10 for Whonix (I read the BIOS warning). I want to upgrade guest add-ons to 6.0.10. Will such an update have any security risks (other than bios), or will it violate the Whonix architecture? Thanks.
I compared the speed of Chromium, Firefox, and other programs on Debian and Whonix. On Debian browsers and other programs work without freezing even if multiple copies and many tabs are open. I mean that after the end of all free RAM, Debian starts to work slowly, but if you close some kind of program to free up RAM, everything again works wonderfully. In Whonix, if all free RAM is used up, it is dead frozen. I can’t close any program to free up RAM. Only close the virtual machine using the host os.
I did not compare the speed of Internet connections. I understand that tor-network works slowly.
I mean the bios warning that is written in the Whonix-Wiki: Why Use KVM Over VirtualBox? Sorry I cant post link. I just know that Patrick is very responsible and will give a link to this warning. Please do not pay attention to this.
My question about guest add-ons still is relevant. May I upgrade my guest add-on without security risk?