A Beginner Friendly Comprehensive Guide to Installing and Using A Safer Anonymous Operating System

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Version 0.9.2
September, 2015

UPDATE - July 17, 2015. An HTML version of the guide is now available through the "Table of Contents" at the bottom of this page. It is not currently pretty. But it is functional.

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Web Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Initial Debian Setup and Install

Chapter 1A. Manual Download and Verification of Debian on Microsoft Windows

Chapter 1B. Manual Download and Verification of Debian on OS X.

Chapter 1C. Manual Download and Verification of Debian on Ubuntu.

Chapter 1D. Installing the Debian Host Operating System.

Chapter 2. Choosing your Installation Method.

Chapter 2A. Installing an Operating System on an Encrypted USB Flash Drive.

Chapter 2B. Installing the Operating System on an Encrypted Internal Hard Drive Partition with a USB Flash Drive Boot Key.

Chapter 3. Final Debian Tweaks and Whonix Installation.

Chapter 4. Using Whonix Securely and Anonymously.

Chapter 4a. Proper Start Up and Shut Down Procedures for Whonix.

Chapter 4b. Using the Tor Browser.

Chapter 4c. Using a Password Manager.

Chapter 4d. Using the IRC and XChat.

Chapter 4e. Using an Instant Messenger.

Chapter 4f. Encrypted email with Icedove and Enigmail.

Chapter 4g. Malware Mitigation.

Chapter 5. Supporting the Projects that Made this Tutorial Possible.