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A new version of Qubes OS 4.2.0 has been released.



Qubes OS 4.2.0 has been released!

Qubes OS 4.2.0 brings a host of new features, major improvements, and numerous bug fixes. The ISO and associated  verification files are available on the  downloads page.

What’s new in Qubes OS 4.2.0?

  • Dom0 upgraded to Fedora 37 ( #6982)
  • Xen upgraded to version 4.17
  • Default Debian template upgraded to Debian 12
  • Default Fedora and Debian templates use Xfce instead of GNOME ( #7784)
  • SELinux support in Fedora templates ( #4239)
  • Several GUI applications rewritten, including:
    • Applications Menu (also available as preview in R4.1) ( #6665), ( #5677)
    • Qubes Global Settings ( #6898)
    • Create New Qube
    • Qubes Update ( #7443)
  • Unified grub.cfg location for both UEFI and legacy boot ( #7985)
  • PipeWire support ( #6358)
  • fwupd integration for firmware updates ( #4855)
  • Optional automatic clipboard clearing ( #3415)
  • Official packages built using Qubes Builder v2 ( #6486)
  • Split GPG management in Qubes Global Settings
  • Qrexec services use new qrexec policy format by default (but old format is still supported) ( #8000)

For further details, see the  Qubes 4.2 release notes and the  full list of issues completed for Qubes 4.2.

Qubes OS 4.2.0 has been released!