Updates. I just installed Qubes 4.2. I did a power down and cold boot up, because I have experienced that in earlier versions, that somethings did not work until a cold boot.
The updates; I started on the upper left. Qubes/ Qubes Update. Directly worked for Debian 11, Fedora 37. Whonix would not update, showed a red x. In my limited experience. Upper left; Slide down to Whonix. Template. Start Tor Browser Update. Maybe I also tried to start Tor, and the Tor check at the same time. Still, it sorted itself out, and after awhile the Tor Browser update finished. Let the Tor browser update.
Out of time at library where I do updates. I had to come back the next day.
So I did a complete power down and later a cold Start Power Up. then with the same thing as before. Upper left, Qubes // Qubes Update. Click on Update the two parts of Whonix. Takes awhile, but it finishes happily.
My thoughts on a Human Rights version of Qubes, the one with the tightest requirement. At first to provide like a airline pilots checklist, a series of trail markers as to how to proceed to prevent the user from violating his own security.
My view morphed, when I read of a Human Rights lawyer who wrote on the issue. I realized my feelings how I would use Qubes was much different than how others would have used it. I would have used end-to-end encrytion, and have assumed that the person I was writing to was as afraid as I was.
The Human Rights lawyer talks of the difficulty of getting people (computer - technically inexperienced) started with Qubes. One said he had used one Qube like a regular Operating System. Until he learned more.
I felt I should create one temporary Qube to face the internet. (Template for this would include nearly all the FOSS Software approved for Qubes.) Where I would mostly download things inside one of these disp Qubes.
Put them into a folder, and copy that entire folder to a Work Qubes.
Work Qubes (No Network access) where I could read files, decrypt things. All Right, it is not necessary to do it that way. but it is a convenient series of events to remember.
Yes, in my mind; That would require that one would spin up a fresh disp of this qube for each kind of contact on the Internet I made. No talking between different websites or —. Worse this Qube is probably so big that one would have to increase the minimum size of the Qube.
The Work Qube was never to be online. And was a permanent App Qube. Some information from there would be transferred into something that one thinks of as a Vault. But I would probably keep the Vault itself, for passwords, names-addresses.
Be better to see a good way to implement the Split versions of applications offered by unman.
I would try to pre-install a qube - means to do "Video Calling’ but with a program to do that is at least somewhat trustworthy. Another for chat rooms. and so on
If it works, I would pre-install a Qube of Ubuntu to use the “Talk to Text” program, which I am guessing is available in a lot of languages. and this Qube would always be kept offline. No listening in by the internet. This a means for someone who can not touch type, to create text.
Put all the Qubes and security documentation into the iso as well. I am astonished at the ways computers can be spied on. New Ways we can be spied on.
Thanks again to all those that contribute to Qubes. Developers, those who answer on forum. Well everyone.