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[6]: Comment by BBAP
by peteo on Tue 4th Sep 2012 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by BBAP"
peteo
Member since:
2011-10-05

What we should take away from this is that

1) It's perfectly fine for Qubes to call itself an OS.

2) It's very different from your stock distro, which makes it even finer to call itself an OS. With a Linux kernel.

Now we eat.

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RE[7]: Comment by BBAP
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Sep 2012 14:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by BBAP"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's okay to call itself an operating system, but if I google around it seems it's really yet another Linux distribution.

The feature that stands out is that it boots an entire virtual Linux host just for you to run an application.

What I ask myself is does this extra security really solves anything? How many desktop Linux users are the victims of any type of malware (not including Adobe Flash)? Does it protect again user errors, phishing attacks, DNS spoofs?

If you are paranoid you may like this, but you'd need to give up your current favorite operating system.

To me it seems you'd be far better of using any common Linux distribution and educate yourself (daily if possible) using Linux. Do all the security basics, be smart and be up-to-date and you'll be fine.

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