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How does Whonix Linux keep a user secure?

I am aware of how it works in terms of the Gateway which uses Tor, but how does the Whonix workstation ensure nothing is logged, or stored, on the OS and no fingerprinting can be done on the user who was using the workstation session?

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how does the Whonix workstation ensure nothing is logged, or stored, on the OS

It doesn't. Whonix is not amnesic.; There is no Whonix Live version yet.; There is no substitute for Whonix's lack of an Amnesic feature

and no fingerprinting can be done on the user who was using the workstation session?

See also documentation about Fingerprint as well as technical information Whonix's Protocol-Leak-Protection and Fingerprinting-Protection.

Full disclosure:
I am maintainer of Whonix.

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Not sure about whonix but I know tails stays anonymous by never using the harddisk and only using the RAM to run and store data. When it quits the RAM is erased. Maybe its similar to that.

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  • No, Whonix does save the state across reboots. Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 21:47
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    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 0:41

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