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Anyone have an opinion on qubesOS posted to slashdot recently? I haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks like an awesome concept / idea...
 
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It's basically just Linux with each application running in it's own virtual machine. Which is rather pointless as viruses isn't really an issue on Linux. What this distro doesn't do -and cannot do- is protect users against social engineering (ie fake bank websites, etc), and that's a much bigger threat to Linux users.

I do think this is a neat idea though - however it's solving a problem that doesn't (yet) exist.
Edited by Plan9 - 9/6/12 at 2:13am
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Upon re-reading all the capabilities and its intended use I see now it's not the thing I thought it was. I was still hoping it could be used for other things than intended, like easily virtualizing firewall/router functions. Or maybe Windows apps with Wine? If I had to guess the reason this was created is because Microsoft is supposed to be working on something roughly equivalent.

I think I'd still like to try it to get into Xen. I don't seem to have a lot luck with linux, maybe this will be easier.
 
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Upon re-reading all the capabilities and its intended use I see now it's not the thing I thought it was. I was still hoping it could be used for other things than intended, like easily virtualizing firewall/router functions. Or maybe Windows apps with Wine? If I had to guess the reason this was created is because Microsoft is supposed to be working on something roughly equivalent.
I think I'd still like to try it to get into Xen. I don't seem to have a lot luck with linux, maybe this will be easier.

this was created as an experiment - it was never created to duplicate any Microsoft technology.

As for Xen, give OpenSuse a try as that has Xen tools built into YaST
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