Weblink: Qubes OS
So, the Hacker news reported that Qubes OS 3.2 has been released. So, I have never heard of Qubes OS, so I figure I better take a peek and see. Basically Qubes OS is an operating system that attempts to provide security through isolation.
In essence, the Qubes OS is a virtual machine manager and applications are run within their own virtual machine. Qubes makes a common desktop environment that manages all of these virtual settings.
I find this idea enticing. In a way, many of us do this already. I know I do. With the ease and availability of Virtualization, many tech savvy users work to segregate their work. I for instance, have several different VM machines that I employ. I ahve a VM that I use specifically for personal email and web browsing. This way, if I get some virus, etc, it won’t effect my work system.
Some good info can be found on Wikipedia: Click
Who knows, maybe isolationism is the best defense for the future. We can’t stop it, we can only hope to contain it and limit it’s impact!
And I downloaded the ISO and plan to give this a test. FYI – can’t install on a virtual machine, so it’s designed for bare metal install. I’ll let you all know what I find when I get around to tinkering with it!