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DistroWatch.com: Q4OS


Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:14 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: 52 (219), 6 months: 55 (202), 3 months: 58 (175), 4 weeks: 81 (138), 1 week: 91 (110)

Average visitor rating: 8.89/10 from 28 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:
 • 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 2.3.3
1.8.7 0.5.29
Release Date 2017-05-04 2017-06-27 2015-03-27
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 308-662MB    
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 2.3.3 1.8.7 0.5.29
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Version: 1.8.7
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-08-12
Votes: 0

It's really good, but somehow I can't install mobile broadband. I used live USB installation, now I can't install other useful software since mobile broadband modem doesn't connect. Kindly help with this and try to get first networking and usb reading properly. This way atleast people can work and share the info of issues. And a separate community for queries as well as IRC isn't working

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Version: 1.8.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-26
Votes: 1

Wow, what a fantastic distro!
Very easy for newcommer from MS Windows, looks a bit like XP.
Assumes user is not a computer tech, and everything is doable like you were in MS Windows.
Love it.

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Version: 1.8.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-23
Votes: 0

This is a very, very nice distro. BEST distro! Excellent!

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