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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RE[4]: Comment by BBAP
by Lennie on Tue 4th Sep 2012 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by BBAP"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

You have to remember the people who are looking for extra security are not the average users.

Also when trying to create secure systems, it is all about seperation and layers of defense and creating small(er) pieces of code which handle that seperation.

The smaller those pieces are, the more predictable and more understandable they usually are and thus they can be better checked for errors.

But it still has to work easily or people just won't use it.

I think they found an interresting balance.

Also default Linux installs already come with SELinux, apparmor and/or the hardend version of PHP.

Lightweight containers for running certain security sensitive applications, based on "LXC", are also in the works.

Edited 2012-09-04 10:15 UTC

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