It is an interesting method of security through (by my view) an incredible level of virtualization for one machine. Doesn't run bad on this mk1 either and is far more resource efficient than using Oracle's free version of their VM software.
It is kinda strange, with all the various virtualizations and the AdminVM is very restricted... It is a big download but if you want to try the variation I'm working with, find below.https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Download
Didn't see anything that might be useful in Qubes. I'm not sure how to approach the admin level VM or the Xen hypervisor. The settings panel for the admin level shows the touchpad greyed out.
The possibility of an interlink pad did dawn on me, as the texture of this one is unlike any toughbook I have handled yet. But then the fact that my both Debian and Arch based distros have detected and functioned no problem make me wonder.
The Hypervisor and general build theory isolate USB controllers. If I have an interlink, does it still use PS/2? I see the touchscreen under USB controllers in Qubes, which has a convenient hardware display pane I can access somewhat similar to device manager in windows. I'm not sure how to check which controllers and what devices fall under USB in Mint except using lsusb, which is not telling me anything particularly useful.