I first came across Qubes about two years ago and was immediately fascinated by such a unique approach to creating a highly secure operating system
where every process can run in it's own virtual machine.
A couple of points are worth noting for anyone taking some first steps :-
1) It will not run in a virtual machine , and the Qubes website has a note about this , and requests that users do not ask for help.
2) It will run Live from a USB Flash drive with a couple of provisos -
You will need a 32GB drive ( or larger ) , that may seem excessive compared to other Live GNU/Linux distros but there is good reason .
And you will need to "burn" the ISO to the drive using Rufus ( in Windows ) or the "dd-method" in Linux ...
..... most of the other tools for creating Live USBs will fail .
Ideally you should do a bare-metal install on a 64-bit system to experience the full deliciousness of Qubes .
I personally don't have a suitable machine to dedicate entirely to Qubes so as a compromise , I have installed it to an external HDD
in a USB caddy and it works just fine .
That will probably leave some people thinking that a dual-boot system might be a good idea .... but it is not .
I won't go into the reasons right now .
Please post your experiences here ; I am keen to read what other members have found .
Newcomers and seasoned users are equally welcome to comment
And to finish , I would like to express my utmost respect and gratitude to Joanna Rutkowska and her team at Invisiblethingslab
for giving us this system !
Edited by synaptic, 05 December 2016 - 07:57 AM.