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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Which exactly OS is going to be reused?
by Temcat on Wed 31st Aug 2011 14:28 UTC
Temcat
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2005-10-18

A quote from Rutkowska: "So, in short, virtualization doesn't bring any security advantage by itself, but it allows for a brave redesign of the OS and yet to reuse all the applications and drivers in this radically-changed design. And this is exactly what we do in Qubes."

What I don't get so far is which exactly OS Qubes is based on so we can reuse its applications and drivers. Is it Windows, Linux, BSD? She does say that Qubes desktop will be "as easy to use as Windows desktop", but this is different from saying that Qubes is based o Windows.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

OK, to answer to myself: Qubes is based on Linux, the official site is your friend :-)

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