Thursday, February 28, 2013

Qubes 2 Beta 2 has been released!

Qubes R2 Beta 2 with KDE 4.9 environment (click for more screenshots)


We're progressing fast and today I would like to announce cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 release of Qubes R2 Beta 2 ISO. The installation and upgrade instructions, as well as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ISO itself, can be found via cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 our wiki page. As usual, please remember to verify cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 digital signature of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 downloaded ISO.

The major changes in this beta release include:
  • Upgraded Dom0 distribution to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest Fedora 18 (all previous releases used Fedora 13 for Dom0!)
  • Upgraded default VM template also to Fedora 18
  • Upgraded Dom0 kernel to 3.7.6
  • Upgraded KDE environment in Dom0 (KDE 4.9)
  • Introduced Xfce 4.10 environment for Dom0 as an alternative to KDE
  • A few ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r fixes and improvements, including cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 recently discussed Disposable VM-based PDF converter

The upgrade of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Dom0 distribution and kernel should significantly improve hardware compatibility – one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 major problems with Qubes adoption so far, as we hear. Now, with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest GPU drivers and Xorg packages, I hope we will be able to cover a much boarder range of hardware (especially all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 newer GPUs).

The upgrade of KDE in Dom0 is mostly an eye-candy type of improvement (but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n, who doesn't like eye candies!), as is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 introduction of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Xfce4 as its alternative, although, arguably, Xfce4 is considered faster and lighter than KDE. In Qubes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 choice of an actual desktop environment that runs in Dom0 is not as important as it is on traditional Linux systems, I think, simply because most of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 functionality, typically provided by such environments, such as apps and file management, is simply... disabled, because on Qubes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are no user apps or files in Dom0.

Nevercá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365less people love and hate particular window managers and environments, and we hope that now, by supporting alternative environments, we could appeal to even more users.

I'm glad that we just completed this difficult phase of upgrading Qubes Dom0 distribution (for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time since Qubes R1 Beta 1!) -- this forced us to clean up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 code and prepare for some even bigger and bolder changes in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 near future. But those will come only in Release 3. As far as Release 2 is considered, we do have quite a few more tickets scheduled for R2 Beta 3 milestone, but most of those represent various addons, racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r than modifications to Qubes core software.

So what are those brave changes that are to happen in Release 3? That I will write about in a separate blog post... Stay tuned!

So, please enjoy this latest Qubes R2 beta release, and be sure to send all your questions and comments, as well as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 HCL info, to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 qubes-devel mailing list. I have already upgraded my primary laptop to this release a few days ago and everything seems to be working fine, so fear not!

6 comments:

Felix said...

Will this beta boot via an external USB 3.0 HDD?
I seem to remember cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re were problems in earlier versions.

If it will I will go and buy a drive tomorrow to run Qubes!

Thanks

Joanna Rutkowska said...

@Felix: I don't know, likely it would, but we haven't tested it. Perhaps you could test it? And, BTW, such questions should be sent to qubes-devel, perhaps if you sent it cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, somebody else would already respond you with a more meaningful answer.

Anonymous said...

So much nicer than using Virtual Box. I have apps that aren't supported by windows 8 and I was trying to use Virtual Box to run Windows XP... I hate cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mouse and keyboard capture aspects of it...sometimes I get trapped in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same window and can't get out of it (even by uncapturing keyboard and mouse) so I have to kill cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 process instead of shutting it down properly.

The mouse and keyboard functionality are seamless using Qubes and Win 7 64bit HVM. Having a lot of fun using Qubes! Great job!

In ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r words, Qubes = pwn
-DD-

Andrew said...

I got Qubes working inside of VMWare Workstation. I had to install Qubes on anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r machine, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n move cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 (external USB 3) disk to anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r machine specify cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 disk as a physical device to boot from in VMWare.

Anonymous said...

R2 Beta 2 supports "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest GPU drivers" but HCL in wiki indicates still only Intel; I assume this means Nvidia still not fully supported and AMD cards unsupported.
Making Qubes available for desktops/workstations would provide more beta-testing feedback. It is enough to warn end-users about unsigned binary drivers, not all of us will buy an extra PC to run Qubes.
Feydun

Joanna Rutkowska said...

@Feydun: cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 HCL is currently being build for this new release. So, if you don't see your specific hardware in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 HCL listed as "not working", cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n chances are high it will work. Just try it, and send a report to qubes-devel (successful or not).