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DistroWatch.com: Q4OS


Last Update: 2017-10-09 21:14 UTC

Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 51 (221), 6 months: 38 (261), 3 months: 35 (275), 4 weeks: 17 (457), 1 week: 13 (757)

Average visitor rating: 9.02/10 from 45 review(s).

Q4OS Summary
Distribution Q4OS
Home Page https://q4os.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.q4os.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://q4os.org/documents.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://q4os.org/downloads1.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/
Related Websites http://www.q4os.de/
Reviews 1.8.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoEveryday Linux User
0.5.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-10-09: Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.4
 • 2016-08-27: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.6.1
 • 2015-12-02: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.4.4
 • 2015-10-14: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.4.3
 • 2015-08-22: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.8
 • 2015-08-04: Development Release: Q4OS 2.0 Testing
 • 2015-05-22: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.2
 • 2015-04-26: Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2
 • 2015-02-04: Distribution Release: Q4OS 0.5.25
 • 2015-01-20: Distribution Release: Q4OS 0.5.24
 • 2014-11-11: Distribution Release: Q4OS 0.5.20
 • 2014-09-09: Distribution Release: Q4OS 0.5.18
 • More Q4OS releases...

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Feature 2.4 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2017-10-09 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 308-662    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Trinity Trinity Trinity
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems      
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 2.4 1.8.8 0.5.29
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Version: 2.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 1

Easy to install and use, only the build in wifi manager doesn't work. Old Dell laptop.
It doesn't remember the wifi password.
Had to install network manager to make it work.

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Version: 1.8.8
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-15
Votes: 0

i have installed it on a laptop with pentium m 1,8 ghz and 1gb ram. I am really impressed by q4os, it's light fast and steady

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Version: 2.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-13
Votes: 0

Really impressed by this OS. A very good mix between Debian strenght and the Trinity Desktop Environment (fork of KDE3.5) lightness.
Lots of tasks are automatized, and installation and post-installation (non-free packages) are really easy. Appearance is very (too much ?) similar to Windows XP.
Just wonder why putting Google Chrome in this distro instead of Chromium... But never mind, Q4OS looks very promising.

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