Sunday, October 29, 2017

Qubes OS 4.0 RC2

Marek Marczykowski-Górecki has announced the availability of the second release candidate for Qubes OS 4.0, a Fedora-based desktop Linux distribution with a strong focus on system security. This is achieved by isolating different tasks into separate virtual domains: "We're pleased to announce the second release candidate for Qubes 4.0. As usual, this release candidate includes numerous bug fixes over the previous one. Two of the most important changes are: improved PCI passthrough with sys-net and sys-usb running in HVM mode by default - with this change, we've officially achieved our Qubes 4.0 goal of having all qubes running in HVM mode by default for enhanced security; Whonix templates are back - we've fixed various blocking issues and the Whonix templates are available in the default installer once again. There were two primary reasons for the substantial delay of this release. The first was our discovery of the security issue that would come to be known as XSA-237." See the release announcement and release notes for further information and technical details. Download: Qubes-R4.0-rc2-x86_64.iso (4,430MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).

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