Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Aug 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
OSNews, Generic OSes "What would an operating system look like it if were redesigned with security in mind? Joanna Rutkowska thinks she has the answer with the development of Qubes OS. We sit down for an interview with Joanna to discuss the way Qubes OS augments security."
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OSNews?
by gedmurphy on Tue 30th Aug 2011 19:14 UTC
gedmurphy
Member since:
2005-12-23

What's going on?

We get actual operating system news and it gets 3 lines on the second page.
We get patent news and it gets force fed to everyone.

Maybe it's time for a name change to PatentNews.com
:)

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RE: OSNews?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 30th Aug 2011 19:46 in reply to "OSNews?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well your content-less comment certainly helped prove just how much regular readers are engaged by Serious OS news.

I, for one, would be interested to play with Qubes. From the article, it would seem to mean that Qubes would really perform poorly when compared to other operating systems. Instead of just one operating system, you'd be running 3-6. Most of that would be duplicate processing and duplicate memory usage. Also while you data may be secure due to the isolation of the virtual machines, a bot net would be more than happy to just inhabit one of them and continue attacking other systems, sending spam, and/or burrowing further into your network. Maybe it raises the bar a bit, but is the marginal security improvement worth the complexity? The more separated the virtual machines are, the more difficult it would be to interact with them. The less separated, the less secure. I think SeLinux is just now starting to be worth it for me.

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RE[2]: OSNews?
by joshv on Tue 30th Aug 2011 23:59 in reply to "RE: OSNews?"
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Meh, 4 GB is min now, 8GB will be standard soon.

Sure your browsing instance could get infected and become a bot, but at least it's not going to spread to the base OS or the other VMs. And it's also very very easy to re-image a suspect VM with a known safe image.

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