We’re pleased to announce the third release candidate for Qubes 4.0! Our goal for this release candidate is to improve the stability and reliability of Qubes 4.0, so we’ve prioritized fixing known bugs over introducing new features. Many of the bugs discovered in our previous release candidate are now resolved. A full list of the Qubes 4.0 issues closed so far is available here.

As always, we’re immensely grateful to our community of testers for taking the time to discover and report bugs. Thanks to your efforts, we’re able to fix these bugs before the final release of Qubes 4.0. We encourage you to continue diligently testing this third release candidate so that we can work together to improve Qubes 4.0 before the stable release.

Current users of Qubes 4.0-rc2 can upgrade in-place by downloading the latest updates from the testing repositories in both dom0 and TemplateVMs. Further details, including full installation instructions, are available in the Qubes 4.0 release notes. The new installation image is available on the Downloads page.