I’ve been fascinated by the security-by-compartmentalization model used in Qubes OS, a Linux-based operating system. I even managed to get it running as a virtual machine in VMWare Fusion on OS X, but wanted to get dedicated hardware to run it on. Failing on several older macs I had around the house, I decided to ante up for a Linux laptop. With some encouragement from Micah F. Lee via Twitter, I decided to order a System76 Lemur 14″ laptop for my experiment. The Lemur arrived today and it looks like I have successfully installed Qubes 3.1! I’m happy to say the hardest part was figuring out how to get a boot menu (F7 after powering on in System76 computers).
My plan is to post about my experience as I go along.