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Q4OS


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 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: 32 (268), 6 months: 40 (221), 3 months: 45 (208), 4 weeks: 52 (203), 1 week: 50 (193)

Average visitor rating: 8.55/10 from 137 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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Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/
Related Websites http://www.q4os.de/
http://www.q4os.net/
Reviews 5.x: The Register
4.6: Namakutux
3.8: DistroWatch
3.6: LinuxInsider
2.6.x: LinuxInsider
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-07-07: Distribution Release: Q4OS 5.2
 • 2022-08-01: Distribution Release: Q4OS 4.10
 • 2022-04-05: Distribution Release: Q4OS 4.8
 • 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
 • More Q4OS releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2017-11-28 Q4OS installed on Windows partition
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Feature 5.4 4.12 3.16 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2023-11-28 2023-05-03 2023-01-01 2018-12-30 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1000-1300 800-900 300-900 200-600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity Trinity Trinity
Package Management DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 aarm64, armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems            
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes      
Asian Language Support jp, ko, zh_CN jp, ko, zh_CN jp, ko, zh_CN -- -- --
Full Package List 5.4 4.12 3.16 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Package 5.4 4.12 3.16 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.25
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 19.1.0 18.1.99 -- -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.61) 119.0.6045.159 113.0.5672.63 108.0.5359.124 71.0.3578.98 61.0.3163.79 --
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (127.0) 113.0 -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (14.1.0) -- 10.2.1 8.3.0 -- -- --
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.39) 2.36 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.06 2.06 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.37 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.59) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (24.05.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 30 28 26 23 18 9
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
linux (6.9.4) 6.1.55 5.10.178 4.19 4.9.130 3.16.43 3.2.65
Package 5.4 4.12 3.16 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.1) 22.3.6 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (550.90.07) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (9.7p1) 9.2p1 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.11d 1.1.1n 1.1.1n 1.1.0j 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.40.0) 5.36.0 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (8.3.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) 5.27.5 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.2 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.8 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 3.3.8
samba (4.20.1) 4.17.12 4.13.13 -- -- -- --
systemd (256) 252.17 247.3 241 232 215 --
thunderbird (127.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (9.1) -- -- -- -- -- 7.3
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- -- -- --
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.7 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4

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Average rating
8.5
from 137 review(s)



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Version: 4.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-05
Votes: 0


You can install those many programs, I mean just the GUI based ones, most of them need either one of the most common GUIs like KDE, XFCE, GNOME, LXDE so in that moment you install such packet a depencency will be resolved and a compatible desktop engine will be installed, in case there is no native support for Trinity and wrapped around.
And at this point Q4OS is not the light distro as it could be with Trinity only without wrappers.
Native Trinity 10 stars, and also with multiple wrappers, extraordinary stable.
Hope they manage to find some companies that offer paid support in order to grow.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-05-08
Votes: 6


I first became involved with Mandrake Linux after Win 9x kept crashing for no good reason. Mandrake was stable, and the KDE 3x desktop was configurable, simple, and just worked. When KDE went to 4x and later, it lost me. The 'new and improved' GUI seemed to be all over the place, and it was back to Win for me.

The disaster that is Windows 11, along with MS's soon to be lack of support for 10, led me to Q4OS. It runs quite happily in a VirtualBox, and the Trinity desktop is exactly as I remember KDE 3.

I guess if you are looking for the latest and greatest bling, it might not work for you. For me? I'm making it the stop.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-04-25
Votes: 7


Q4os raises the bar in productivity for me. Snappy both in startup and use. What I look for in usefulness, this 5.4 release is my
"go to" OS to get things done and have a happy experience doing it.I run it on my Dell Optiplex 9020, which I purchased refurbished.
16 GB RAM, Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor in the still reliable mini tower, doing heavy lifting and computing.
Feels like a mating of Windows 98 and 7, two quality releases by Microsoft. This version of Q4os is powered by Debian Bookworm
and constantly reminds me why I can't just drop Debian.Any Windows user who feels ready to embark on the plunge into Linux should try this, but shouldn't expect cute and fashionable.It can make one forget fancy bells and whistles in favor of solid performance. It's an OS designed to be loved. Many thanks to the developers for this project.If someone wanted to share a Windows computer with Linux
fo the firdst time, I would suggest Q4os. I have no reason not to put it on my Dell Inspiron 3910 (Windows 11) desktop, which already has Parrot 6 on a Seagate 1 TB ST1000DM010-2EP102 hard drive.


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