Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 22:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Joanna Rutkowska, a security researcher known for her work on virtualization security and low-level rootkits, has released a new open-source operating system meant to provide isolation of the OS's components for better security. The OS, called Qubes, is based on Xen, X and Linux and is in a basic, alpha stage right now. Qubes relies on virtualization to separate applications running on the OS and also places many of the system-level components in sandboxes to prevent them from affecting each other."
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RE: Unoriginal name
by Laurence on Thu 8th Apr 2010 14:32 UTC in reply to "Unoriginal name"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Couldn't think of an original name?

QubeOS was an operating system from InteractiveStudios years ago that ran within Windows. Remember the slogan, "Qube, it wants to be better"?

Or is QubesOS somehow related to QubeOS?


Wikipedia [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QubeOS ] says QubeOS was a graphical shell for FreeDOS rather than a complete OS or an "OS inside Windows"

Going by that, I very much doubt QubeOS and Qubes have anything in common what-so-ever.

Besides, with the number of shells and OSs out there -let alone software as a whole - naming similarities are inevitable. What matters is that names aren't the same, which in this case they're not.

Edited 2010-04-08 14:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Unoriginal name
by Bobthearch on Fri 9th Apr 2010 06:34 in reply to "RE: Unoriginal name"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Qube installed within Windows, like an application. Maybe FreeDOS was part of the installation package, I don't know.

That's beside the point though. Creating a product name that's only one letter different than an earlier or existing product... remember what happened to Lindows?

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RE[3]: Unoriginal name
by Laurence on Fri 9th Apr 2010 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Unoriginal name"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Qube installed within Windows, like an application. Maybe FreeDOS was part of the installation package, I don't know.


Yeah, but it would still only be a shell for DOS.


That's beside the point though. Creating a product name that's only one letter different than an earlier or existing product... remember what happened to Lindows?


You're comparison is flawed:
-> Lindows intended to clone Windows' look and feel
-> QubeOS and Qubes have /NOTHING/ in common aside a name similarity.


What you're suggesting is akin to saying "Burger King" should change their name because it sounds the blues legend "BB King".

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RE[3]: Unoriginal name
by arpan on Sat 10th Apr 2010 13:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Unoriginal name"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Yeah, I remember, Microsoft sued Lindows, but the case finally ended with Microsoft paying Lindows to change their name. They received several million dollars and only had to change their name! That looks like a win to me.

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