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Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by driekus, Sep 18, 2015.

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    About the new CPU vulnerabilities:

    XSA-304 does not affect the security of Qubes OS

    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2019/11/13/xsa-304-qubes-not-affected/

    Qubes Security Bulletin #53

    https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-secpack/blob/master/QSBs/qsb-053-2019.txt
     
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    Qubes OS 4.0.2 has been released!
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/01/02/qubes-4-0-2/

    An up to date installation will be the same as a new point release, but new installations are much quicker because you don't have to update a lot. Also, because a newer Linux kernel is already included, it will be able to install on newer hardware where the old ISO could be unable to install without manually adding a newer kernel into the ISO.
     
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    I am using QubesOS latest release since a few days, my daily driver. I am so amazed, I mean I never tried it before but luckily my hardware was ok and it is so much better in everything when compared to a more casual linux distro with a bunch of virtualbox machines. VM (qubes) management is beyond incredible. Very happy with it.
     
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    NitroPad X230 passes hardware certification for Qubes 4.0!
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/03/04/nitropad-x230-qubes-certification/

    Yes, QubesOS makes using multiple VM's really user friendly, and more secure as well.
     
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    Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The GUI Domain
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/03/18/gui-domain/
     
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    Fedora 30 approaching EOL, Fedora 31 TemplateVM available, Fedora 32 TemplateVM in testing
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/04/30/fedora-31-template-available/
     
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    Qubes Security Bulletin #57
    https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-secpack/blob/master/QSBs/qsb-057-2020.txt

    Spoiler: don't sweat if you're still on 2nd or 3rd gen Intel that don't get microcode updates. 2nd gen is not vulnerable to this particular vulnerability and Qubes team have released a mitigation for 3rd gen.
     
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    Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The New Qrexec Policy System
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/06/22/new-qrexec-policy-system/

    Fedora 32 TemplateVMs available

    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/06/30/fedora-32-templates-available/
     
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    New community forum for Qubes OS users!
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/08/20/new-community-forum-for-qubes-os-users/
     
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    Qubes Security Bulletin #59
    https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-secpack/blob/master/QSBs/qsb-059-2020.txt

    XSAs 333, 334, 336, 338, 339, 342, and 344 do not affect the security of Qubes OS

    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/09/22/xsa-333-334-336-338-339-342-344-qubes-not-affected/
     
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    Improvements in testing and building: GitLab CI and reproducible builds
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/02/28/improvements-in-testing-and-building/

    Fedora 33 TemplateVMs available
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/02/25/fedora-33-templates-available/
     
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    Qubes OS 4.0.4 Released (March 4, 2021)
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    I legit hope Qubes OS becomes more user friendly. I think it could be big one day, if it was just easier to use.
     
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    It slowly is, for example there is now a built-in updater tool which can update all your templates at once.
     
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    B1 systems is donating €15k to an open source project. You can vote for Qubes here:
    https://linux30.b1-systems.de/


    Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward

    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/10/08/reproducible-builds-for-debian-a-big-step-forward/


    Whonix 16 template available
    https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/09/30/whonix-16-template-available/
     
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    True, though Qubes might benefit more since it is a much smaller project, both financially and number of developers. I couldn't find a financial report of KDE, but LibreOffice for example had an income of almost 1.4 million euros in 2020, that is almost 10 times the amount Qubes OS gets.
     
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    Yeah 15k is like butt wipe paper for KDE but for QubesOS it must be a significant amount
     
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    It's still lacking 3D graphics and important software like MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, and games ofc. So hard to use for majority of stuff normal people do. Although works for browsing I guess.

    https://forum.qubes-os.org/t/app-vm-graphics-performance/1255/3

    Although some users have achieved something with gpu passthrough so make sure to read all the links in depth
     
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