David Balaban says, “There are plenty of operating systems aimed at achieving online anonymity. But how many of them are really good?” He highlights five candidates: Tails OS, Whonix, Kodachi, Qubes, and Subgraph.
He concludes that Kodachi is the best OS to preserve anonymity. Have any OSNews readers evaluated any of these OSes? Do you agree with his conclusion?
This is something I should have more experience with, but I just never got around to trying these out. I usually approach these kinds of problems from the angle of “how do I make my current OS secure/anonymous?” rather than “what OS do I need for security/anonymity?”
I would try out dozens of distros in the past, but I don’t do that anymore. These days I suffer from distro fatigue. Especially when they’re mostly just forks of a common codebase. Qubes seems to have the most novel approach in using intel VT-X to isolate systems. Would be fun to learn more if I had the time.