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Q4OS

Last Update: 2018-09-21 15:54 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: 34 (285), 6 months: 37 (265), 3 months: 36 (280), 4 weeks: 19 (448), 1 week: 19 (553)

Average visitor rating: 8.81/10 from 89 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
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
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 2.4.x: The Register
1.8.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoEveryday Linux User
0.5.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More Q4OS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-11-28 Q4OS installed on Windows partition
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 3.4-testing 2.6 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2018-09-21 2018-09-07 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 660-670 300-900 200-600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity Trinity Trinity
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.4-testing 2.6 1.8.8 0.5.29
Package 3.4-testing 2.6 1.8.8 0.5.29
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) 69.0.3497.100 69.0.3497.81 61.0.3163.79 --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 -- 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (62.0.2) -- -- -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.24 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.0 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 23 18 9
krita (4.1.2) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) -- -- -- --
linux (4.18.9) 4.18.6 4.9.110 3.16.43 3.2.65
Package 3.4-testing 2.6 1.8.8 0.5.29
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.1) 18.1.7 13.0.6 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) 390.48 384.130 340.102 304.125
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.10) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- 5.8.6 -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.6.5 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.1 5.7.1 4.8.6 3.3.8
samba (4.9.1) -- -- -- --
systemd (239) 239 232 215 --
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- -- -- 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.0rc6 -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.20.1 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 2.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-24
Votes: 1


This is currently one of the best Linux distro in the universe . . .


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Version: 3.4-testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-23
Votes: 1


I do not know any other wonderful distribution.
Small download size.
Accurate update.
Even though it's a test, I can use the latest bass.
Perhaps, this distribution alone seems to require nothing else.
It's a wonderful completion.


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Version: 2.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-18
Votes: 12


Q4OS has become the perfect Operating System for our home computing habits.

Easy to use, with a very light and nice looking Trinity Desktop, our laptops are better now, than when they are brand new.

We use Q4OS for see movies, listen music, internet radio and podcasts, download files, play games and emulate some classics, surf the internet, read our mails, and store the pictures of our cat. It´s so easy to use, really, one of the most comfortable distros out there.

All this and more, with a Debian rock solid base, works like a charm. No more distro hopping for us. Thanks to all the Q4OS devs.


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