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Q4OS

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 35 (298), 6 months: 34 (310), 3 months: 39 (297), 4 weeks: 48 (249), 1 week: 45 (256)

Average visitor rating: 8.74/10 from 151 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 3.8: DistroWatch
3.6: LinuxInsider
2.6.x: LinuxInsider
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 announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More Q4OS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-11-28 Q4OS installed on Windows partition
 • More Q4OS headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 3.9 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2019-09-28 2018-12-30 2017-09-14 2015-03-27
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-900 300-900 200-600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop KDE Plasma, Trinity KDE Plasma, Trinity Trinity Trinity
Package Management DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual Yes      
Asian Language Support jp, ko, zh_CN -- -- --
Full Package List 3.9 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Package 3.9 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) 77.0.3865.90 71.0.3578.98 61.0.3163.79 --
cups (2.3.1) 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (71.0) -- -- -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.13) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.12.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 23 18 9
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) -- -- -- --
linux (5.4.3) 4.19.67 4.9.130 3.16.43 3.2.65
Package 3.9 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.3.0) 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.44) 390.87 384.130 340.102 304.125
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.0j 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.4.0) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.14.0) 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 3.3.8
samba (4.11.3) 4.9.5 -- -- --
systemd (244) 241 232 215 --
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- -- -- --
vim (8.2) -- -- -- 7.3
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4

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Version: 3.9
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-26
Votes: 7


Q4OS is a rare gem in the world of operating systems. The Trinity desktop offers loads of features without hogging system resources, and the fact that it's based on real Debian and uses the APT package manager gives it a software advantage over other distributions targeted at old hardware, like 4MLinux and Puppy. It is a huge relief to find a solid, stable, well-maintained OS that looks good and also runs on 32-bit hardware.


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Version: 3.9
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-11-21
Votes: 0


As a newbie to Linux due to the fact that windows vista was not supported anymore and I was starting to have difficulties accessing some sites due to this, I decided to do want I had always wanted to try which was to run a version of Linux.

I researched various sites and came across Q4os by accident reading a review by someone who was installing opensource operating systems for people some in my situation.I did not wish to buy a new laptop even though Vista had been playing up for several years as I put it down to the system clogging up and had not found a solution.

So the system is up and running , a few hitches on the way and some freezing but nowhere near as frustrating as windows. Installing was fairly straight forward and I chose the very basic version as I wanted to install just what I needed not all the bloatware you get when buying a laptop installed with windows or Os.

Overall I have found it a good practical op and am starting to learn to use the command line .
Have dual booted with Mint , that was a learning curve.




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Version: 2.7
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-11-20
Votes: 1


Not working on a Toshiba Pentium III M 837 Mhz 512 Max RAM. When it is installed, reboot correct, but flush the screen in white suddenly, and extends a white screen. Nothing can be done to make it work.


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