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Last Update: 2019-07-20 22:49 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: 37 (284), 6 months: 34 (304), 3 months: 32 (310), 4 weeks: 48 (240), 1 week: 41 (251)

Average visitor rating: 8.74/10 from 138 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
Download Mirrors https://q4os.org/downloads1.html
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/
Related Websites http://www.q4os.de/
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
Where To Buy

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...

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

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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 3.8 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
Release Date 2019-07-15 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        
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.8 2.7 1.8.8 0.5.29
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Version: 3.8
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-09-22
Votes: 3

I installed Q4OS 2.7 on an old HP mini laptop with a single-core CPU and 1 GB RAM. It was fast but wifi sometimes worked and sometimes didn't. I had to reboot a couple of times to get it working. When ver. 3.8 was out I decided to upgrade but Q4OS didn't offer any upgrade procedure from ver. 2.7. One can only re-install the new version (!!??). After a fresh install of Q4OS 3.8, I got no sound. I had to manually install pavucontrol, alsa and a number of libraries and apps from the command line (sudo apt install...) to get the sound working. Q4OS 3.8 is significantly slower than 2.7 and not unencumbered by glitches and unexpected setbacks. Maybe Lubuntu is a better choice for this kind of computers.

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Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-11
Votes: 2

Q4OS 3.8 has finally made me switch from MX-18..I think it looks and drives much better than any comparable debian distro..Kudos
You can have all the wallpapers parade, the keramic theme is prettier than windows 7, well done! Did I say is faster than MX?

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Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-29
Votes: 1

Q4OS-3.8- i386-32 bit works perfectly on an very old computer with Atlon XP 2600+ , K7with 1Gb of ram. The installation went well without any issue. When I installed firefox in a first step it said no SSE2 function of the processor but after a second intall of firefox it works fine now. Trinity is fast. A good distro.

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