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Q4OS

Last Update: 2021-11-21 22:11 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: 26 (398), 6 months: 24 (384), 3 months: 21 (435), 4 weeks: 22 (473), 1 week: 11 (941)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 201 review(s).


Q4OS Summary
Distribution Q4OS
Home Page https://q4os.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.q4os.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://q4os.org/documents.html
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://q4os.org/downloads1.htmlDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/
Related Websites http://www.q4os.de/
http://www.q4os.net/
Reviews 4.6: Namakutux
3.8: DistroWatch
3.6: LinuxInsider
2.6.x: LinuxInsider
2.4.x: The Register
1.8.x: DedoimedoDedoimedo
0.5.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-11-21: Distribution Release: Q4OS 4.7
 • 2021-09-27: Distribution Release: Q4OS 4.6
 • 2021-06-29: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.15
 • 2021-02-16: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.14
 • 2020-12-18: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.13
 • 2020-11-27: Development Release: Q4OS 4.2 Testing
 • 2020-08-31: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.12
 • 2020-05-12: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.11
 • 2020-02-15: Development Release: Q4OS 4.0 Testing
 • 2020-01-03: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.10
 • 2019-07-15: Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.8
 • 2019-06-14: Development Release: Q4OS 3.7 Testing
 • More Q4OS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-11-28 Q4OS installed on Windows partition
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Feature 4.7 3.15 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2021-11-21 2021-06-29 2018-12-30 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 900-1300 800-900 300-900 200-600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity Trinity Trinity
Package Management DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 aarm64, armhf, i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual Yes Yes      
Asian Language Support jp, ko, zh_CN jp, ko, zh_CN -- -- --
Full Package List 4.7 3.15 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Package 4.7 3.15 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.5.1) 1.2.2 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1.8) 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.16.23) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (96.0.4664.45) 96.0.4664.45 91.0.4472.114 71.0.3578.98 61.0.3163.79 --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.46.4) 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (94.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.11.0) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (11.2.0) 10.2.1 8.3.0 -- -- --
gimp (2.10.28) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.34) 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (41.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.8) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.50) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (4.4.1) 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.51) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.1.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (21.08.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (29) 28 26 23 18 9
krita (4.4.8) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
linux (5.15.5) 5.10.70 4.19.194 4.9.130 3.16.43 3.2.65
Package 4.7 3.15 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.6.5) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (21.3.0) 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.27) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (41.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (495.44) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (17.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.8p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (3.0.0) 1.1.1k 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.34.0) 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (8.1.0) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.23.3) 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 -- --
postfix (3.6.3) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (14.1) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.10.0) 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (6.2.1) 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 3.3.8
samba (4.15.2) 4.13.13 4.9.5 -- -- --
systemd (249.7) 247.3 241 232 215 --
thunderbird (91.3.2) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.2) -- -- -- -- 7.3
vlc (3.0.16) -- 3.0.12 -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.1) 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 4.7
Rating: 7
Date: 2021-11-24
Votes: 0


I tried both the Trinity and Plasma Live ISO out today and found both worked okay and were relatively simple to use.

Trinity is the better ISO in terms of quality and overall polish from the Q4OS team.

I liked the included Q4OS control panel and layout options which were laid out well over and above the usual KDE 3 settings dialogues Trinity have continued with and improved upon. 10/10 for that ISO

The Plasma ISO was not up to the same high standard. For the most part it was Vanilla KDE but there were some odd additions and omissions. I was not overly impressed by the bundled Windows Clone Global themes in addition to the stock Breeze and Breeze Dark. XP Concept was reasonably well executed but W10 was the usual end user cludge of using two application Launchers next to each other just for a search box on the panel. I'd hoped they would have developed something combining the two elements into one launcher rather than shipping a theme preset like that. 5/10 for Plasma ISO since it felt like an early development build rather than a proper release.

Hence the 7/10 overall.


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Version: 4.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-11-22
Votes: 14


Overall one of the best linux distributions to use. It is light on system resources and very stable.


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Version: 4.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2021-11-16
Votes: 16


Très satisfait (Trinity)... convient parfaitement pour les vieux PC, consomme vraiment peu de mémoire, rapide. Bref on peut la qualifier de véritable distribution légère.


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