One of the tech video content creators that are fairly popular among tech-tubers, Mental Outlaw, has done a review of QubesOS in his latest video: Qubes OS - First Impressions
One thing that grabbed my attention was him claiming that he chose and made his dom0 to be a debian based one, although as far as I know, dom0 can only be based on fedora.
He also mentioned some possible future review topics regarding QubesOS that he might further do in the future.
Overall, nice to get some attention from the wider part of the tech-tube community. This should bring new users and possbily new contributors to the QubesOS.
“One thing that grabbed my attention was him claiming that he chose and made his dom0 to be a debian based one, although as far as I know, dom0 can only be based on fedora.”
He changed his default disposable vm for dom0 and thought it changed the os dom0 was using.
I think it is possible to do that if you build Qubes OS from start but I’m not sure. One thing I’m sure is that compiling something is not new to “james”(Maybe it is his real name)
I actually have a custom Arch base Xen build with all the qubes-os things.
Still buggy but it kinda works!
It’s possible to use a different distribution, but it’s not a good idea. If you change the Linux distribution, you adopt all the responsibilities in terms of stability and security.
You shouldn’t be running any software in dom0, it really shouldn’t matter which distribution is used.
It’s an amazing process!
I did it to see what Joahnna R. had to go thru plus help me understand Xen better.
here are some links for you:
i used this —> Xen - ArchWiki
It’s a bit more nuanced than that, depending on what distribution you choose for dom0:
Quite interesting. Can you do the same but use Alpine for the dom0?