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Qubes is a security-oriented, free and open-source operating system for personal computers that allows you to securely compartmentalize your digital life.‎Download Mirrors · ‎Qubes R4.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Qubes OS and what they use it for.
  • Restore Wallet In CLI
    Idk if OP edited the post but they said the moved to Qubes which is a lot more secure than mint. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: How many of you are open to Piracy again?
    So you could benefit from security by compartmentalization and start pirating, it seems. You may be interested in Qubes OS: Can't recommend it enough. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Goland, VMware/Linux guest.. anyone else code this way?
    I use and isolate projects plus nice security features. If you need any help and wanna go on a qubes-os adventure let me know! - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Installing the world's best Operating System on this BEYBAY!
    You should try on this thing! - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: What was the best software that you used during 2022?
    Qubes OS [0], my daily driver. Give incredible feeling of security and control over your computer. Can't recommend enough. [0] - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • How to access the dark web on mobile?
    I would recommend you get and use Whonix. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Pegasus spyware was used to hack reporters’ phones. I’m suing its creators; When you’re infected by Pegasus, spies effectively hold a clone of your phone – we’re fighting back.
    There is also a long-term idea with Qubes OS of supporting seL4 as a secure kernel (although there are issues to fix first, some of which also make it clear just why seL4 sees few mention as far as desktops go right now - these are the practical issues I was mentioning). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • I did the "Linux breaths new life to old machines" thing
    It is also available for optional use in Qubes, although it usually receives a preprocessed list from another tool. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Dozens of malicious PyPI packages discovered targeting developers
    Then you might be interested in Qubes OS: - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Linux Security Hardening and Other Tweaks
    I hardened my Linux by installing instead. My daily driver for years. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Beacown (Linux WiFi Exploit)
    > Rust isn't the only game in town moving into safer lands. No, it's not. Only security through isolation is a viable approach, see - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Ask HN: How would you design a Modern Operating System in 2022?
    Here is what I think a modern OS should look like: - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • what am I able to do with a Intel Core i2???
    Qubes OS currently does something very similar with dmenu/rofi and launching programs in various qubes/VMs using i3-dmenu-desktop and autogenerated .desktop files in $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications/ (which should provide usable example Python code for coming up with your own setup). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Breaking all macOS security layers with a single vulnerability
    > It makes me sad that we are likely not going to see any new fundamental design rethink for security's sake in mainstream operating systems. Qubes OS has been available for many years: Can't recommend it enough. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads
    Indeed, save for the case where you're also using VMs for your personal computing. But besides Qubes OS users and those who DIY'd the same before it existed, few people do that. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Internecion Qubes OS. (IC-themed Qubes OS Setup). What am I doing with my life?
    This is my own personal config of Qubes OS. If you want I can try to make a how-to on replicating the setup. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • CVE-2022-29154: Rsync client-side arbitrary file write vulnerability
    If you care about security, you should not rely on a perfect code. Consider compartmentalization instead: Works for me (or so I hope). - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Documents reveal scale of US Government’s cell phone location data tracking
    Good technology can be developed to fight surveillance in a reasonably convenient way. With time, it can attract enough people to make a change. See: - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Ask HN: What do you use VMs for regularly?
    I'm using VMs for everything. Disposable, self-destructing VMs for untrusted browsing. Network VM solely for connecting to the Internet, Firewal VM for isolating the network from other parts of my system. Work VM for everything connected to work. Archive VM (with no networking) for storing important files. Banking VM for managing bank accounts. Zoom VM for isolating Zoom from the rest of my system. All this works... - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • The Open Source Software Security Mobilization Plan
    > to reach a consensus on high-impact actions to take to improve the resiliency and security of open source software. I hope they will find and support it. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Forcing citizens through Google/Apple for online identity verification
    You only need one machine running Qubes OS: Works for me. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Qubes OS

Best Secure Linux Distros for Enhanced Privacy & Security
Qubes OS is an ideal choice for users looking to mitigate risk by compartmentalizing their digital life. A key feature of this operating system is the confinement of high-risk applications to separate virtual machines. Multiple virtual machines - or “Qubes” - are used to organize and separate systems around ‘work’, ‘personal’, ‘Internet’ and so on. These Qubes, which are conveniently color-coded to help users...
Top 10 Most Secure Linux Distros for Personal Use
Qubes OS is one of the most secure Linux distros available. Many users recommend this distro for a high-level privacy system. Qubes is a security-oriented operating system (OS) that offers the compatibility to run other programs on a computer/laptop. This Linux distro works for isolating the user’s files from malicious activities and malware without affecting the data. Qubes OS provides top-notch security through...
Top 15 Best Security-Centric Linux Distributions of 2020
Qubes OS uses the RPM package manager and is capable of working with any desktop environment of choice without requiring a lot of computer resources. Cited by Edward Snowden as the “best OS available today“, it is definitely a good choice if you want to make sure that your identity and data are yours alone whether online or offline.

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