Qubes OS Security-Focused Operating System Now Supports Librem Linux Laptops

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Purism, the computer reseller specialized in selling Linux laptops, reports that the latest version of the Qubes OS security-focused desktop operating system can now be installed without any issues or warnings on its Librem laptop series.

Last year, Purism started shipping coreboot-enabled Librem laptops, and it received some interesting feedback from customers who bought them and attempted to install early release candidate images of the Qubes 4.0 operating system, reporting that the Qubes OS installer complained about IOMMU support.

Apparently, IOMMU support wasn’t available in Intel’s Skylake processors that powered Purism’s Librem laptops, but it’s supported by the coreboot firmware, formerly known as LinuxBIOS, so the company had to update its laptops to the latest coreboot release, which lets users install Qubes OS 4.0 without any warnings.

“Starting with Qubes 4.0, the installer wil… (read more)

From: Softpedia