Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 01:47 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
OSNews, Generic OSes "Whonix is a project to build an operating system that will offer the maximum privacy and anonymity possible straight out of the box. Its creator, 'Adrelanos', says the aim is to make it as hard as possible for privacy-conscious users to make missteps when it comes to remaining anonymous. 'It also provides loads of documentation and possibilities for interested users to make it even more secure,' he says." We've already covered Whonix before.
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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by terra on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 07:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
terra
Member since:
2012-11-01

I don't think your loosing that much to virtualization with the right hardware extensions enabled, maybe 5-10%, but that's an educated guess.


What user would see is not merely the 5-10% overhead of VM. Rather the overhead of OS inside the VM as well as other overhead of layers, which would be more than 20 or 30% in the end.

Actually, on my late 2011 MBP with i5 24Ghz, I feel like it is actually less than 50% of application running natively.

5-10% is barebone perfomance of VM against barehone perfomance is actual hardware I rekon.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by Alfman on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

terra,

Yea, I can't say that I see much benefit in the dual VMs personally, I doubt that I would have gone that approach.

Also one metric that I particularly have always found VMs to be lacking in was GUI performance. A top of the line system might remove GUI lag, but I can certainly feel it on my system. I wonder if one might do better running a virtual framebuffer in the VM running VNC?

It would have an interesting side benefit of allowing other computers on the network use the anonymous desktop session through VNC, not sure whether that's a good idea or not though.

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