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December 1, 2016

How to Install and Configure Qubes OS 3.1 on VMware

Qubes OS 3.1
Qubes OS 3.1 Installation, Configuration and Review on VMware

Easy tutorial on how to install and configure Qubes OS 3.1 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. You can also use this tutorial for installing Qubes OS R3.1 on physical computer or laptop.

Qubes OS 3.1 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Qubes OS R3.1 ISO
  2. Start Installation
  3. Configure and Update Qubes OS Dom0
  4. Launch applications such as Firefox and Tor etc.
  5. Qubes OS 3.1 Review

Installing and Configuring Qubes OS 3.1 and Review on VMware

What is Qubes OS?

Qubes OS is a security-oriented operating system (OS) that aims to provide security through isolation by using domains. Virtualization is performed by Xen, and user environments can be based on Fedora, Debian, Whonix, and Microsoft Windows, among other operating systems.
Qubes OS Website:

Qubes R3.1 New Features

  1. Management Stack based of Salt Stack in dom0
  2. Out of the box Whonix setup
  3. UEFI support
  4. Updated GPU drivers in dom0
  5. PV Grub support
  6. Out of the box USB VM setup, including handling USB mouse
  7. Xen upgraded to 4.6, for better hardware support
  8. Improve updates proxy flexibility - especially repositories served over HTTPS

Qubes OS R3.1 Minimum System Requirements

  1. Intel or AMD processor 64-bit
  2. 4 GB RAM
  3. 32 GB disk space

Qubes OS R3.1 Recommended System Requirements

  1. Fast SSD (strongly recommended)
  2. Intel VT-x or AMD-V (required for running HVM domains, such as Windows-based AppVMs)
  3. Intel VT-d or AMD-Vi (aka AMD IOMMU) (required for effective isolation of network VMs)
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