Saturday, October 03 2015 @ 11:48 CEST
Contributed by: tingo
Qubes 3.0 was released (announcement) on October 1st, 2015. See previous writings about Qubes to find out what it is..
Interesting (more or less) features in Qubes 3.0
FreeBSD templates, anyone?
- Qubes is now based on what we call Hypervisor Abstraction Layer (HAL), which decouples Qubes logic from the underlying hypervisor.
- We upgraded from Xen 4.1 to Xen 4.4 (now that was really easy thanks to HAL), which allowed for: 1) better hardware compatibility (e.g. UEFI coming soon in 3.1), 2) better performance (e.g. via Xen's libvchan that replaced our vchan). Also, new Qubes qrexec framework that has optimized performance for inter-VM services.
- We introduced officially supported Debian templates.
- And finally: we integrated Whonix templates, which optimize Tor workflows for Qubes.