Wow, #QubesOS is way more usable once I upgraded my laptop to 40GiB of RAM.
This is not okay. None of this is okay.
Only having a choice between:
- running an OS that runs fast, has GPU acceleration available for applications, does not drain my battery like there's no tomorrow, and does not require stupid amounts of RAM,
- running an OS that is perhaps reasonably secure…
…is simply not acceptable.
Not the least because that choice is only even available to people who can afford 40GiB of RAM.
@rysiek I'm a big fan of the Qubes separation model, less of a fan of the "run heavy weight Linux installations in each VM" model. It seems like there should be a modern design using KVM and a lightweight immutable control domain, a video domain with GPU pass through, and firecracker/unikernels for the various helper VMs.
@rysiek SpectrumOS does have many of the features that I'd like to see, although my dream "dom0 replacement" would have no POSIX runtime, no device drives, no filesystem, and look more like the AWS Lambda/Firecracker runtime than even a Nix-based OS.