How is Qubes OS different from...

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lotuseclat79, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    How is Qubes OS different from... .

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    Qubes is all well and good, but I imagine it is dog slow. It's also a memory hog from what I gather (which makes sense considering everything is virtualized).

    This is why microkernels never took off in the mainstream -- they are known to be seriously underperforming. (Qubes is technically not a microkernel, rather it uses the Xen hypervisor. But it essentially works the same way).

    I don't see enough of a security issue on the traditional Linux desktop to warrant switching. Security is all about trade-offs in the long run.
     
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