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Qubes OS

Last Update: 2018-03-29 00:04 UTC


Qubes OS is a security-oriented, Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution whose main concept is "security by isolation" by using domains implemented as lightweight Xen virtual machines. It attempts to combine two contradictory goals: how to make the isolation between domains as strong as possible, mainly due to clever architecture that minimises the amount of trusted code, and how to make this isolation as seamless and easy as possible.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 51 (207), 6 months: 48 (225), 3 months: 60 (204), 4 weeks: 92 (123), 1 week: 88 (119)

Average visitor rating: 7.96/10 from 25 review(s).


Qubes Summary
Distribution Qubes OS
Home Page http://qubes-os.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-03-29: Distribution Release: Qubes OS 4.0
 • 2018-02-01: Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC4
 • 2017-11-28: Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC3
 • 2017-10-25: Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC2
 • 2017-07-31: Development Release: Qubes OS 4.0 RC1
 • 2016-09-29: Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.2
 • 2016-03-09: Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.1
 • 2015-10-01: Distribution Release: Qubes OS 3.0
 • 2015-04-24: Development Release: Qubes OS 3.0 RC1
 • 2014-09-27: Distribution Release: Qubes OS 2
 • 2014-08-06: Development Release: Qubes OS 2 RC2
 • 2014-04-20: Development Release: Qubes OS 2 RC1
 • More Qubes releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-03 New VM classes for Qubes
 •2017-06-28 Qubes OS to get new API
 •2016-05-30 The Qubes build process
 • More Qubes headlines...

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Feature 4.0 3.2 2 1.0
Release Date 2018-03-28 2016-09-29 2014-09-26 2012-09-03
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 4400-4500 4000-4100 2900-3000 1600-1700
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce KDE KDE
Package Management RPM (dnf) RPM (yum) RPM (yum) RPM (yum)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 4.0 3.2 2 1.0

Full Package List:   Qubes OS 1.0
  Number of packages: 556 (download as TXT)
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  •  acl-2.2.49-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.23-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  at-3.1.12-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  atk-1.30.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  attica-0.1.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  audit-libs-2.0.4-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  authconfig-6.1.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  authconfig-gtk-6.1.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  avahi-0.6.25-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  avahi-glib-0.6.25-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  basesystem-10.0-3.noarch.rpm
  •  bash-4.1.2-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  binutils-2.20.51.0.2-15.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  bridge-utils-1.2-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  bzip2-1.0.5-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  bzip2-libs-1.0.5-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  ca-certificates-2010-2.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  cairo-1.8.10-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  c-ares-1.7.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cdparanoia-libs-10.2-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  chkconfig-1.3.45-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  clucene-core-0.9.21-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  compat-readline5-5.2-17.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  comps-extras-20-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  ConsoleKit-0.4.1-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ConsoleKit-libs-0.4.1-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ConsoleKit-x11-0.4.1-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  control-center-filesystem-2.30.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  coreutils-8.4-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  coreutils-libs-8.4-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cpio-2.10-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cracklib-2.8.15-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cracklib-dicts-2.8.15-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cracklib-python-2.8.15-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  createrepo-0.9.8-4.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  cronie-1.4.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cronie-noanacron-1.4.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  crontabs-1.10-32.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  cryptsetup-luks-1.1.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cryptsetup-luks-libs-1.1.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cups-libs-1.4.3-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  curl-7.20.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  cyrus-sasl-lib-2.1.23-11.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dash-0.5.5.1-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  db4-4.8.26-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  db4-utils-4.8.26-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dbus-1.2.24-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dbus-glib-0.84-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dbus-libs-1.2.24-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dbus-python-0.83.0-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  dbus-x11-1.2.24-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dejavu-fonts-common-2.30-2.fc12.noarch.rpm
  •  dejavu-sans-fonts-2.30-2.fc12.noarch.rpm
  •  dejavu-sans-mono-fonts-2.30-2.fc12.noarch.rpm
  •  deltarpm-3.5-0.7.20100121git.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  desktop-backgrounds-basic-9.0.0-14.noarch.rpm
  •  desktop-file-utils-0.16-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-1.02.44-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-event-1.02.44-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-event-libs-1.02.44-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-libs-1.02.44-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-multipath-0.4.9-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  device-mapper-multipath-libs-0.4.9-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dhclient-4.1.1-15.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  diffutils-2.8.1-25.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  dmidecode-2.10-1.39.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  dmraid-1.0.0.rc16-12.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dmraid-events-1.0.0.rc16-12.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  dmz-cursor-themes-0.4-3.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  dracut-005-3.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  dump-0.4-0.4.b42.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  e2fsprogs-1.41.10-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.10-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ed-1.1-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  eggdbus-0.6-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  eject-2.1.5-18.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  elfutils-libelf-0.146-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  enchant-1.6.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  exiv2-libs-0.19-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  expat-2.0.1-10.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  fedora-gnome-theme-13.3-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  fedora-icon-theme-1.0.0-7.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  file-5.04-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  file-libs-5.04-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  filesystem-2.4.31-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  findutils-4.4.2-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  fipscheck-1.2.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  fipscheck-lib-1.2.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  firstboot-1.110-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  flac-1.2.1-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  fontconfig-2.8.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  fontpackages-filesystem-1.42-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  freetype-2.3.11-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gamin-0.1.10-7.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gawk-3.1.7-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  GConf2-2.28.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gdbm-1.8.0-33.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  giflib-4.1.6-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  glib2-2.24.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  glibc-2.12-1.x86_64.rpm
  •  glibc-common-2.12-1.x86_64.rpm
  •  glx-utils-7.8.1-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gmp-4.3.1-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnome-icon-theme-2.30.2.1-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  gnome-menus-2.30.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnome-packagekit-2.30.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnome-python2-2.28.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnome-python2-canvas-2.28.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnome-themes-2.30.0-3.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  gnome-vfs2-2.24.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnupg2-2.0.14-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gnutls-2.8.5-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gobject-introspection-0.6.9-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gpgme-1.1.8-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gpm-libs-1.20.6-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  grep-2.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  groff-1.18.1.4-20.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  grub-0.97-64.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  grubby-7.0.13-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gstreamer-0.10.28-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.28-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gstreamer-tools-0.10.28-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gtk2-2.20.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gtk2-engines-2.20.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  gzip-1.3.13-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hal-0.5.14-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hal-filesystem-0.5.14-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hal-info-20090716-3.fc12.noarch.rpm
  •  hal-libs-0.5.14-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hdparm-9.27-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hicolor-icon-theme-0.12-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  hostname-3.04-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hunspell-1.2.8-17.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  hwdata-0.229-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  ilmbase-1.0.1-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  info-4.13a-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  initscripts-9.12-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  iproute-2.6.32-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  iptables-1.4.7-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  iputils-20071127-10.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  irqbalance-0.55-25.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  iso-codes-3.15-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  jasper-libs-1.900.1-15.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  kbd-1.15-9.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  kcm_touchpad-0.3.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdebase-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdebase-runtime-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdebase-runtime-flags-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  kdebase-runtime-libs-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdebase-workspace-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdebase-workspace-libs-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kde-filesystem-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  kdegraphics-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdegraphics-libs-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdelibs-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kdemultimedia-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kde-settings-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  kde-settings-kdm-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  kdm-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  kernel-3.2.7-10.pvops.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  kernel-qubes-vm-3.2.7-10.pvops.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  keyutils-libs-1.2-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  kpartx-0.4.9-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  krb5-libs-1.7.1-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ksysguardd-4.4.5-11.qbs1.x86_64.rpm
  •  lcms-libs-1.19-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  less-436-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libacl-2.2.49-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libaio-0.3.109-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libarchive-2.8.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libart_lgpl-2.3.20-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libasyncns-0.8-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libattr-2.4.44-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libblkid-2.17.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libbonobo-2.24.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libbonoboui-2.24.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcanberra-0.23-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcanberra-gtk2-0.23-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcap-2.17-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcap-ng-0.6.2-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcom_err-1.41.10-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libconfig-1.3.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libcurl-7.20.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libdaemon-0.14-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libdmx-1.1.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libdrm-2.4.25-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libdwarf-0.20090324-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libedit-3.0-2.20090923cvs.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libffi-3.0.9-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libfontenc-1.0.5-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgcc-4.4.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgcrypt-1.4.5-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libglade2-2.6.4-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgnome-2.30.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgnomecanvas-2.30.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgnome-keyring-2.30.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgnomeui-2.24.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgpg-error-1.7-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libgudev1-151-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libICE-1.0.6-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libIDL-0.8.14-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libidn-1.16-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libiodbc-3.52.7-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libjpeg-6b-46.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libmcpp-2.7.2-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libmng-1.0.10-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libmodplug-0.8.7-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libmpcdec-1.2.6-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libnih-1.0.1-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libnl-1.1-8.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libnotify-0.4.5-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libogg-1.2.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  liboil-0.3.16-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libpciaccess-0.10.9-2.20091209.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libpng-1.2.43-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libproxy-0.3.1-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libsamplerate-0.1.7-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libselinux-2.0.90-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libselinux-python-2.0.90-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libsepol-2.0.41-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libSM-1.1.0-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libsndfile-1.0.20-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libsoup-2.30.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libss-1.41.10-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libssh2-1.2.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libstdc++-4.4.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libsysfs-2.1.0-7.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libtasn1-2.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libtdb-1.2.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libthai-0.1.14-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libtheora-1.1.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libtiff-3.9.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libtool-ltdl-2.2.6-20.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libudev-151-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libusb-0.1.12-22.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libuser-0.56.16-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libuser-python-0.56.16-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libutempter-1.1.5-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libuuid-2.17.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libv4l-0.7.91-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libvisual-0.4.0-9.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libvorbis-1.3.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libwnck-2.30.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libX11-1.3.1-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libX11-common-1.3.1-3.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  libx86-1.1-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXau-1.0.5-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXaw-1.0.6-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxcb-1.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXcomposite-0.4.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXcursor-1.1.10-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXdamage-1.1.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXdmcp-1.0.3-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXext-1.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXfixes-4.0.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXfont-1.4.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXft-2.1.14-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXi-1.3-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXinerama-1.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxkbfile-1.0.6-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxklavier-5.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxml2-2.7.7-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxml2-python-2.7.7-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXmu-1.0.5-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXpm-3.5.8-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXrandr-1.3.0-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXrender-0.9.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXres-1.0.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXScrnSaver-1.2.0-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libxslt-1.1.26-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXt-1.0.7-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXtst-1.0.99.2-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXv-1.0.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXvMC-1.0.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXxf86dga-1.1.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXxf86misc-1.0.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  libXxf86vm-1.1.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  linux-atm-libs-2.5.0-10.x86_64.rpm
  •  llvm-libs-2.8-11.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  lm_sensors-libs-3.1.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  logrotate-3.7.8-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  lsof-4.83-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  lua-5.1.4-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  lvm2-2.02.61-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  lvm2-libs-2.02.61-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mailx-12.4-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  MAKEDEV-3.24-4.x86_64.rpm
  •  man-1.6f-27.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  man-pages-3.23-6.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  mcelog-0.9pre1-0.1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mcpp-2.7.2-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mdadm-3.1.2-10.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mesa-dri-drivers-7.11-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mesa-dri-filesystem-7.11-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mesa-libEGL-7.11-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mesa-libGL-7.11-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mesa-libGLU-7.11-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  metacity-2.30.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  microcode_ctl-1.17-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mingetty-1.08-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  mlocate-0.22.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  module-init-tools-3.11.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mpfr-2.4.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  mysql-libs-5.1.45-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nano-2.2.4-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ncurses-5.7-7.20100130.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ncurses-base-5.7-7.20100130.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ncurses-libs-5.7-7.20100130.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  net-tools-1.60-102.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  newt-0.52.11-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  newt-python-0.52.11-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  notification-daemon-0.4.1-0.20090923.5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  notification-daemon-engine-slider-0.2.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nspr-4.8.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nss-3.12.6-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nss-softokn-3.12.4-17.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.4-17.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nss-sysinit-3.12.6-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  nss-util-3.12.6-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ntp-4.2.6p1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ntpdate-4.2.6p1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ntsysv-1.3.45-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  numactl-2.0.3-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  OpenEXR-libs-1.6.1-8.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  openldap-2.4.21-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  openssh-5.4p1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  openssh-clients-5.4p1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  openssl-1.0.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ORBit2-2.14.18-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  oxygen-cursor-themes-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  oxygen-icon-theme-4.4.5-11.qbs1.noarch.rpm
  •  PackageKit-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PackageKit-device-rebind-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PackageKit-glib-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PackageKit-gtk-module-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PackageKit-yum-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PackageKit-yum-plugin-0.6.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pam-1.1.1-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pango-1.28.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  parted-2.1-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  passwd-0.77-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pciutils-3.1.6-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pciutils-libs-3.1.6-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pcmciautils-017-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pcre-7.8-3.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  perf-2.6.33.3-85.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  perl-5.10.1-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  perl-libs-5.10.1-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  perl-Module-Pluggable-3.90-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  perl-Pod-Escapes-1.04-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  perl-Pod-Simple-3.07-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  perl-version-0.80-112.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  phonon-4.4.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  phonon-backend-xine-4.4.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pinentry-0.8.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pinfo-0.6.9-11.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  pixman-0.18.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pkgconfig-0.23-9.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  plymouth-0.8.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  plymouth-core-libs-0.8.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  plymouth-graphics-libs-0.8.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  plymouth-plugin-script-0.8.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  plymouth-scripts-0.8.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pmount-0.9.22-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pm-utils-1.2.6.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  polkit-0.96-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  polkit-qt-0.95.1-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  popt-1.13-7.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  postgresql-libs-8.4.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  prelink-0.4.3-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  procps-3.2.8-7.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  psmisc-22.6-13.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  pth-2.0.7-9.x86_64.rpm
  •  pulseaudio-0.9.21-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pulseaudio-libs-0.9.21-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pulseaudio-libs-glib2-0.9.21-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pycairo-1.8.6-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  pygobject2-2.21.1-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pygpgme-0.1-18.20090824bzr68.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pygtk2-2.17.0-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  pygtk2-libglade-2.17.0-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  PyQt4-4.7.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-2.6.4-25.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-bugzilla-0.6.1-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-daemon-1.5.2-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-deltarpm-3.5-0.7.20100121git.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-ethtool-0.3-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-iniparse-0.3.1-2.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-inotify-0.8.8-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-libs-2.6.4-25.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-lockfile-0.8-1.fc12.noarch.rpm
  •  python-lxml-2.2.6-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-meh-0.7-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-pycurl-7.19.0-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  python-slip-0.2.9-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  python-urlgrabber-3.9.1-6.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  pyxf86config-0.3.37-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  PyXML-0.8.4-17.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qca2-2.0.2-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  qemu-common-0.12.3-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qemu-img-0.12.3-8.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qimageblitz-0.0.4-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qt-4.6.2-16.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qt-sqlite-4.6.2-16.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qt-x11-4.6.2-16.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qubes-core-dom0-1.7.45-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qubes-doc-dom0-1.2-1.noarch.rpm
  •  qubes-gpg-split-dom0-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm
  •  qubes-gui-dom0-1.4.19-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  qubes-kde-dom0-4.4.5-11.noarch.rpm
  •  qubes-logos-1-3.noarch.rpm
  •  qubes-manager-1.2.31-1.x86_64.rpm
  •  qubes-menus-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
  •  qubes-release-1-3.noarch.rpm
  •  qubes-template-fedora-17-x64-1.4.18-1.noarch.rpm
  •  quota-3.17-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  radeontool-1.5-6.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  raptor-1.4.21-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rarian-0.8.1-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  rarian-compat-0.8.1-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  rasqal-0.9.17-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  readahead-1.5.6-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  readline-6.1-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  redland-1.0.10-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rmt-0.4-0.4.b42.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rpm-4.8.0-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rpm-libs-4.8.0-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rpm-python-4.8.0-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rsyslog-4.4.2-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  rtkit-0.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ruby-libs-1.8.6.399-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  SDL-1.2.14-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sed-4.2.1-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  setup-2.8.17-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  setuptool-1.19.10-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sgml-common-0.6.3-32.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  sgpio-1.2.0.10-4.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  shadow-utils-4.1.4.2-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  shared-desktop-ontologies-0.3-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  shared-mime-info-0.71-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sip-4.10.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  slang-2.2.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  smartmontools-5.39.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  soprano-2.4.3-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sound-theme-freedesktop-0.7-2.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  speex-1.2-0.12.rc1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  sqlite-3.6.22-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  ssmtp-2.61-12.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  startup-notification-0.10-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  strigi-libs-0.7.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sudo-1.7.2p6-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  symlinks-1.4-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  system-config-date-1.9.57-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  system-config-keyboard-1.3.1-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  system-config-users-1.2.97-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  system-setup-keyboard-0.8.5-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  sysvinit-tools-2.87-3.dsf.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  tar-1.22-17.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  tcp_wrappers-7.6-58.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  tcp_wrappers-libs-7.6-58.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  time-1.7-37.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  tmpwatch-2.9.17-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  tree-1.5.3-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  tzdata-2010i-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  udev-151-9.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  unique-1.1.6-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  unzip-6.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  upower-0.9.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  upstart-0.6.5-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  usbutils-0.86-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  usermode-1.104.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  usermode-gtk-1.104.2-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  util-linux-ng-2.17.2-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  vbetool-1.2.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  vim-common-7.2.411-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  vim-enhanced-7.2.411-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  vim-minimal-7.2.411-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  virtuoso-opensource-6.1.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  wavpack-4.60-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  which-2.19-5.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  wmctrl-1.07-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  xcb-util-0.3.6-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  xdg-user-dirs-0.12-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xdg-utils-1.0.2-18.20100409.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  xen-4.1.2-5.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  xen-hypervisor-4.1.2-5.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  xen-libs-4.1.2-5.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  xen-licenses-4.1.2-5.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  xen-runtime-4.1.2-5.qubes.x86_64.rpm
  •  xine-lib-1.1.18.1-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xkeyboard-config-1.8-4.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  xml-common-0.6.3-32.fc13.noarch.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-apps-7.4-13.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drivers-7.3-14.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.4.0-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-aiptek-1.3.0-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-apm-1.2.2-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-ast-0.89.9-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.13.0-1.fc13.x86_64.rpm
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  •  xorg-x11-drv-elographics-1.2.3-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.4.0-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.4.1-3.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.3.0-10.fc13.x86_64.rpm
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  •  xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.3.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-i128-1.3.3-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-i740-1.3.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.15.0-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.4.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-mach64-6.8.2-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-mga-1.4.11-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.5.0-4.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-mutouch-1.2.1-6.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.16-35.20120306gitf5d1cd2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-5.fc13.x86_64.rpm
  •  xorg-x11-drv-openchrome-0.2.904-2.fc13.x86_64.rpm
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-04-25
Votes: 1


Just started using it about a week ago. Configuring it was a lot harder than it needed to be because the documentation, while not bad, is all over the place and a bit out of date. It doesn't seem to support my USB to HDMI interface (for my second monitor), but it does support my USB to Ethernet adapter. I have one HDMI monitor going (with the built-in port in my laptop), so that's good. I was able to set up a separate VM for USB devices and found a way to mount individual flash drives on individual VMs (by command-line, unfortunately, since the desktop widget doesn't seem to work right). Audio works both internally and through the HDMI port. It's pretty slick and (so far) Debian and Fedora updates can be done within the Xen desktop interface - a neat trick. I've only installed 2 packages (on Debian) so far: Signal - success and Evolution - failure (weird missing folder errors. Not a great success rate, but we'll see. Definitely not for the faint of heart setting it up, but if you're persistent and have a fairly recent machine, you can probably make it work. If security is your goal, this is the Lamborghini of operating systems and, if properly configured, is pretty easy to use. Nice. (Tips: Leave the network setting blank in the template VMs but if you can't get the templates to update, put qubes-updates-proxy in the Services tab of the sys-net VM. Also, use "qvm-block attach sys-usb: to mount a flash drive to a VM).


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-03
Votes: 1


I've been using Qubes for about 18 months, on a laptop and a desktop machine, booting each from separate 64Gb usb sticks. Installation proved trouble free with the desktop but the Nvidia card on the laptop caused some problems. Fortunately the Qubes documentation provided a workaround for these.

The system is used exclusively for secure internet access and I do feel the set-up is significantly more secure than using a multi-use (ie. one used for general browsing, email access etc.) Windows or Linux machine. I particularly like the disposable VMs, which I find very useful.

For specific, secure use, I haven't found anything better.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-03-21
Votes: 3


Adjusting to Qubes OS has been quite a giant leap for this particular man kind, after a month. About as giant as migrating from CP/M to Amiga-DOS.

It requires a serious change in the daily work process, with much more thought required for every operation. New questions revolve around choosing the appropriate Application Virtual Machine (AppVM) for each different task, which block devices to mount to access and save data to and from which AppVM. At first it takes longer to do things simply done on a standard Linux desktop.

Over time, practice helps to memorise regular operations better, for example, knowing that the smoothest way to start a particular application in a particular AppVM and attach a particular USB-drive to that AppVM is to start the application first, and then attach the USB-drive while the AppVM is still starting up. Practice helps efficiency quite a bit.

There are always delays in opening applications, which Linux does not suffer near as noticably. On the i7 laptop with 16GB RAM, the wait-time for Firefox to open in a running AppVM is 5-6 seconds. If the AppVM must also be started first, it takes closer to 15-16 seconds for Firefox to open. It is a noticable impediment, but it need not be too annoying if one remembers the reason why such a fast quad-core machine is running like a *slow celeron. A well planned working day will see much more time spent on productive activities than on opening and closing different applications in different AppVMs in any case.

There are some minor costs in desktop freedom for the benefits of system security. It makes a fast machine seem slow, sometimes. It is not IMHO a high price to pay for the luxury of isolating certain websites' intrusive cookies in one AppVM and having the choice to mind my own business on The Internet again.

* Only for opening new applications at the start menu with new AppVMs, which is quite understandable.


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