Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-19 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/18/19 10:40 PM, jrsmi...@gmail.com wrote: > “The install appeared successful. I was able to add Chromium to an > appVM. When I started the appVM and launched Chromium from the > menu... nothing! No window, no error message. I tried a number of

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-18 Thread jrsmiley
“The install appeared successful. I was able to add Chromium to an appVM. When I started the appVM and launched Chromium from the menu... nothing! No window, no error message. I tried a number of times (the reason for just re-trying will be mentioned below). ” This stood out for me and was not

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-18 Thread Stuart Perkins
On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:31:02 -0500 John Goold wrote: >-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- >Hash: SHA256 > >*A Critique of Qubes* > >Before discussing Qubes, I want to give you a bit of background about >me. I do not want to tell my life-story, I doubt anyone is interested. >However, I want you

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-17 Thread jsnow
John Goold: On 3/16/19 6:35 PM, js...@bitmessage.ch wrote: [Question] So, what do other Qubes users do to protect their families in case they die/get killed, get imprisoned, go missing? In addition to (very) occasional full backups using default qubes tools, i also backup important data to

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/16/19 6:35 PM, js...@bitmessage.ch wrote: > >> [Question] So, what do other Qubes users do to protect their >> families in case they die/get killed, get imprisoned, go >> missing? > > In addition to (very) occasional full backups using

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread jsnow
Hi John, John Goold: * When launching a program from the Qubes menu, particularly if the target appVM has to be started, the program often fails to be launched. This happens very frequently with the Text Editor. This is annoying as one waits a bit in case one is simply being

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread Chris Laprise
On 3/16/19 1:39 PM, Andrew David Wong wrote: I agree that backups are the best assurance, but this is in no way Qubes-specific. I'd say the same thing about any operating system. However, Qubes does require the use of snapshot-capable storage for reasonable efficiency and this is not yet

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread Andrew David Wong
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA512 Thank you, John, for sharing your thoughts with us, and thank you, Chris, for taking the time for a detailed reply. I'll offer what I can on just a few points. On 16/03/2019 6.31 AM, Chris Laprise wrote: > Hi John, > > That's an interesting

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread airelemental
Mar 16, 2019, 2:31 AM by jrg.desk...@gmail.com: > Issues... > > * When launching a program from the Qubes menu, particularly if the > target appVM has to be started, the program often fails to be > launched. This happens very frequently with the Text Editor. > Interesting, my experience is

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/16/19 7:42 AM, Mike Keehan wrote: > > As for Flash, it is a pain. Our BBC still uses it extensively, so > I have to manually download it occasionally and copy the library > file into the appVMs .mozilla directory when necessary. > Hi Mike,

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread Mike Keehan
On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:31:02 -0500 John Goold wrote: > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- > Hash: SHA256 > > *A Critique of Qubes* > Hi John, What a nice read, thank you. I have a very similar background, and age, so I was very interested to read your story. I've been using Qubes now for a

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread Chris Laprise
Hi John, That's an interesting background and list of wants. I've been using Qubes for some time and can try to address a few of your issues. On 3/15/19 10:31 PM, John Goold wrote: Issues... * When launching a program from the Qubes menu, particularly if the target appVM has to be