On 05/21/2017 12:02 AM, David Seaward wrote: > Hi, > > Previously I've used type II VMs like VirtualBox for application > testing: install application on the base OS, test features (including > GUI features, shell integration and system integration), discard > changes. Additional steps might include: pause/resume the VM, save > different states of the VM. > > Are Qubes OS VMs suitable for the same purpose? Specifically, is it > possible to switch from a dom0 view to a VM-only view, rather than VM > windows appearing in dom0? > > Regards, > David > > P.S. If this is possible, Qubes OS also seems like a more flexible > alternative to dual-booting? >
If you want to interact with the complete desktop environment for a particular distro, you can install it in Qubes as a standalone HVM. Then the environment would work just like a regular VirtualBox VM without the Seamless Mode (so you could interact with stuff like its Application Menu). You can use Qubes Manager to pause the VM, but it doesn't seem to stay paused after a reboot (when the PC comes back up, the VM is essentially powered off) so I'm not sure if that's totally useful or not. As far as I know, Qubes/Xen doesn't have the concept of snapshots so restoring to different states isn't possible. If I'm wrong, then I'm sure someone will correct me. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/ofrb06%24puh%243%40blaine.gmane.org. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.