Greetings fellow users,
I have searched these boards and all known reputable sources for an answer to this, but finally gave up and decided to post. Unfortunately, my question is fairly specific to the Insurgo Privacybeast, so my scope of people able to properly answer may be limited. In essence, I am just wanting to know the following:
Should an Insurgo Privacybeast x230 that shipped with 4.0 be upgraded to 4.1? I am not very technical, but Id like to think I can follow instructions, and have read over the upgrade/backup steps in the upgrade guide here in preparation. Nothing seems too difficult about the process itself, but my fear is in all the fancy ninja business done by insurgo to elevate the laptop to its extremely secure status (heads, anti evil maid, the hotp usb dongle, etc) locking down every aspect of the software and hardware. To my very limited understanding, something as massive as a migration to a new qubes release could very understandably cause alerts/change notifications on boot or otherwise cause the computer to think something is wrong or has been attacked/tampered with. I guess this long winded paragraph just boils down to - if I should upgrade, how do I do so without breaking the added security the Privacybeast provides, and is there any “resealing” or steps for acknowledging the upgrade changes that need to be done to avoid problems and keep everything secure?
Not strictly related to qubes, but hoping someone with a certified laptop like this could comment on this as well - Similar to the concerns above about upgrading qubes without breaking everything, how do you go about bios/driver updates to the system? I assume there is no way its as easy as just flashing the latest bios from a usb drive, but maybe I will get lucky and be wrong.
Many thanks to all who help, and sorry to take up your time with the lengthy questions, just want to be sure I worded them thoroughly to try to avoid any miscommunication.