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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:18 UTC
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It seems it's a Linux distribution that launches a number of applications within a VM? Why not use chroot?

To me it seems Linux doesn't really have much issues regarding viruses, worms or trojans. The real danger today is phishing and I'm not sure this setup helps.

A few days ago I saw this guy on TV. He got a call from a "Microsoft" person with an Indian accent. He told him Microsoft detected his PC having problems. They walked him through a number of steps making him a crucial member of the team that set his PC up for outside abuse.

Then again some people actually deserve this.

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