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Qubes OS


Qubes OS is a security-focused free and open source operating system that tries to secure typical workflows through controlled interaction and minimize the attack surface for adversaries as much as possible through compartmentalization.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2014 $160,000 12 months
2016 $410,000 12 months

Total Funding: $570,000

Addressed problems

  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)


  • Software or hardware development
  • Testing
  • Research
  • Deploying technology
  • Technology development


  • Technologists
  • Sexual minorities
  • General public
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Journalists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs

Region(s) archive

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Anonymity
  • Networking
  • Other
  • User interface/experience

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