Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 21:53 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "After nearly three years of work, I have a pleasure to announce that Qubes 1.0 has finally been released! [...] I would like to thank all the developers who have worked on this project. Creating Qubes OS has been a great challenge, especially for such a small team as ours, but ultimately, I'm very glad with the final outcome - it really is a stable and reasonably secure desktop OS."
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RE[3]: Comment by BBAP
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Sep 2012 07:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BBAP"
MOS6510
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It looks okay, I guess, nothing original.

But basically it's a modified Linux distribution. Therefor I think it kind of stretches the definition of what awards an operating system badge.

Also I think it solves a problem that's not really there. I mean, it's not like hordes of Linux users are running around naked in the streets in blind panic because their desktops are hit by viruses. I suspect that in practice all these extra security layers provider more hassle than the benefit of extra security.

What would be nice is to have some kind of system that allows the user to run any application of choice with added security and make this system an optional install for any Linux distribution.

Not every feature or bell 'n' whistle deserves an entire new "operating system". What is you're happy with your Slackware or Ubuntu, but you do like this idea?

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