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Q4OS

Last Update: 2020-10-27 08:45 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: 31 (344), 6 months: 31 (349), 3 months: 36 (306), 4 weeks: 42 (281), 1 week: 51 (266)

Average visitor rating: 8.74/10 from 188 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.html
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/
Related Websites http://www.q4os.de/
http://www.q4os.net/
Reviews 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:
 • 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
 • 2019-04-05: Development Release: Q4OS 3.6 Testing
 • 2018-12-31: Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.7
 • 2018-09-21: Development Release: Q4OS 3.4 Testing
 • 2018-09-07: Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.6
 • 2018-06-02: Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.5
 • 2018-01-29: Development Release: Q4OS 3.1 Testing
 • More Q4OS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-11-28 Q4OS installed on Windows partition
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Feature 4.1-testing 3.12 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2020-04-30 2020-10-07 2018-12-30 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600 600-900 300-900 200-600  
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 LibreOffice -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 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 4.1-testing 3.12 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Package 4.1-testing 3.12 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.2.2 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.17.6) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (86.0.4240.111) 81.0.4044.129 81.0.4044.138 71.0.3578.98 61.0.3163.79 --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.1 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.45.6 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (82.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (10.2.0) 9.3.0 -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.32) 2.30 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.38.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.48) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.23) 3.24.18 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.46) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (20.08.2) 19.12.2 -- -- -- --
kmod (27) 27 26 23 18 9
krita (4.4.0) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.0.2) 6.4.3 -- -- -- --
linux (5.9.1) 5.5.17 4.19.132 4.9.130 3.16.43 3.2.65
Package 4.1-testing 3.12 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.5.6) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (20.2.1) 19.3.3 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.22) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.38.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (455.28) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (15.0.1) 11.0.7 -- -- -- --
openssh (8.4p1) 8.2p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1h) 1.1.1g 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.32.0) 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.4.12) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.20.2) 5.17.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 -- --
postfix (3.5.7) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (13.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.9.0) 3.8.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.15.1) 5.12.5 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 3.3.8
samba (4.13.0) 4.11.5 -- -- -- --
systemd (246) 245 241 232 215 --
thunderbird (78.4.0) 68.7.0 -- -- -- --
vim (8.2) -- -- -- -- 7.3
vlc (3.0.11.1) 3.0.10 3.0.11 -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.9) 1.20.8 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
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Version: 3.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-10-16
Votes: 1


Let me start by saying that I am a raving Linux Mint LMDE 4 fan! I have it installed on my work PC and it is amazing! Rock solid and never fails me. I just love using Debian with a stable Desktop Environment like LMDE 4 with Cinnamon.

Well, Q4OS is changing my mind! It is also based on Debian Stable release like LMDE, but it is much less resource hungry and it is VERY fast. And after using Q4OS with KDE Plasma for a couple of months now, I will say that it is just as stable and as reliable as LMDE.

As I said, LMDE 4 Desktop Environment uses Cinnamon while Q4OS uses KDE Plasma or Trinity, which are a lot less resource hungry than Cinnamon. I have tried both KDE Plasma and Trinity and they are both very clean and solid. Full featured and easy to use. Both are very nice!

Without a doubt, for my older PCs with less system resources, Q4OS is my choice, hands down!

Watch out Mint and Ubuntu, Q4OS is good, VERY good!


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Version: 4.1-testing
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-10-13
Votes: 0


i ben used for a week and its my favorite distro for work ; all it?s great, look splended and easy; only have an issue with the sound card ; its confussing and these its the only ; great distro with all necesary for work office


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Version: 3.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-09-23
Votes: 8


I have never posted a review for any Distro before, but I can't help but do so now. Q4OS is one of the best and most stable Linux Distros that I have ever used.

I installed Q4OS Vers. 3.12 64bit with KDE Plasma on an older test Desk PC and then I installed a copy of Q4OS Vers. 3.12 64bit with Trinity on my everyday work laptop. I thought that they both were fast, stable and completely bug free.

I have tried a LOT of Distros over the years. My main everyday PC runs Linux Mint LMDE 4, which I simply love! But for an older box with limited resources, my choice, hands down, is Q4OS running Trinity.

You can tell that their Q4OS QC team worked hard getting this right.

Linux Mint LMDE 4 for my big desk PC and Q4OS or my laptop. The perfect combination!

To the Q4OS Team, you have done a GREAT job!


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