A worry I've been thinking about regarding the backup feature missing, is that it seems like it's intended to be used through the AdminVM over a network. In other words, this seems more like a move towards business users, rather than the regular every day user that might prefer an external USB drive through a GUI window.
Qubes is moving towards business users, we already know that much. But are the regular users getting ignored now as a result? or are both still being seen as primary users? It's clear that Qubes 4 took a lot of hard work, so perhaps there just wasn't enough time to work on everyday touch and feels, like proper GUI and user experience. But the deep worry that Qubes might or might not be giving up on normal users, is definitely there for me. I have high hopes for Qubes to change the PC/Mobile environment of the future, forcing the hand on any other OS out there. There should be no issues to support both users and businesses. It's not that I believe this, but the elephant is still in the room. Are users getting ignored now? or was it just because Qubes 4 had so much work that there was little time left for anything else? If the latter is indeed the case, what is the next everyday user experience development in planning? Gnome 3? Return of GUI tools such as backup? Graphics in VM's for high end graphics? Gaming even? I mean, I do believe if these mentioned issues were fixed, Qubes could draw in quite a lot of new users. Heck many gamers care about privacy and security too, there is a large user-base there if you manage to make gaming through virtualization work smoothly. Think about it, how highly connected gamers are through gaming news etc., if gaming worked in Qubes, it'd in my opinion draw a lot of positive attention, and a likely substantial Qubes userbase growth. Getting graphics to work in Qubes is being seen as a low priority, for the life of me, I cannot see why this is the case, with so many potential new Qubes users laying in wait. -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/9129ef8d-e958-4f80-918d-59c5b5384c9e%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.