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[3]: Unoriginal name
by Laurence on Fri 9th Apr 2010 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unoriginal name"
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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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