On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4:20:16 PM UTC-6, lemond...@gmail.com wrote: > Without support for hardware acceleration of virtual machines, plus needing > specific hardware compatible with Qubes OS, what kinds of work do you get > done if Qubes is your main OS on primary PC? > > I want to run Davinci Resolve, which is a video editor that runs on Linux, > but it takes advantage of the discrete GPU, and it seems Qubes does not > support hardware acceleration nor virtual machines. > > So, I'm curious, for those who use Qubes, what actual work do you get done? > > I've also tried playing youtube videos but found audio out of sync and I > could not resize or maximize the playback window. > > I may have tried the second to latest version released so maybe things have > changed or will change in 4.x? > > Not being able to run VMs, Davinci Resolve, or youtube are making me have to > look at other options like OS X, Windows 10, and Linux. > > I was leaning towards OS X but enabling case sensitivity for the file system > can break certain apps like those from Adobe, or cause other problems.. And I > prefer linux/unix like command-lines to DOS, so kind of leaning away from > Windows 10. > > That leaves Linux distros like Debian, Mint, e bv But I'm wondering how > secure it will be compared to Qubes?
I use Qubes as my primary OS to work 50 hours per week. I do application Penetration Testing full time (White Hat Hacker). I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad specifically for Qubes. I watch Youtube and run lots of VMs. I don't have time to play games and I don't need a lot of graphics acceleration so GPU isn't a problem for me. The OS itself is stable enough that I don't find it a hindrance to getting stuff done. There are small hiccups here and there, but I would say it is about as many bugs as OSX or Windows. The pain points are: 1) Getting everything installed and set-up the way I like it took a while (mostly because I was learning). 2) No way to share entire desktop over google hangouts or anything like that (you can only do that inside a HVM) 3) Some things appear take a little longer since I am used to doing them insecurely on Windows. (stuff like copy/paste, USB, Video Calls) All in all, I'm extremely happy with my decision to make the switch. I'd say if you are looking for a new machine anyways, then get a Qubes-compatible one and try it out for 6 months. You can always slap an insecure OS on there if you don't like it. -- 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/6d76b346-78e6-4ad0-a514-e657131aef54%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.