What is the difference between Whonix-gw and Whonix-ws on Qubes OS?

I would like to use Whonix in Qubes OS, but I do not understand the difference between whonix-gw and whonix-ws. Also, I’m planning to use all Bisq apps anonymously via Tor. Which Type, Template, or Networking should I use?

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  • whonix-gw = Whonix-Gateway
  • whonix-ws = Whonix-Workstation

Whonix is distributed as two virtual machine images: a “Gateway” and a “Workstation”. … Each VM image contains a customized GNU/Linux instance based on Debian.

The Gateway VM is responsible for running Tor, and has two virtual network interfaces. One of these is connected to the outside Internet via NAT on the VM host, and is used to communicate with Tor relays. The other is connected to a virtual LAN that runs entirely inside the host.

The Workstation VM runs user applications. It is connected only to the internal virtual LAN, and can directly communicate only with the Gateway, which forces all traffic coming from the Workstation to pass through the Tor network. The Workstation VM can “see” only IP addresses on the Internal LAN, which are the same in every Whonix installation.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whonix

See also: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Connections_between_Whonix-Gateway_and_Whonix-Workstation

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