Linux Distributions

Q4OS – lightweight Linux distribution

Q4OS is a lightweight desktop oriented operating system based on Debian Linux.

It provides a set of dedicated utilities and specific optimizations, combined with a focus on getting a productive system easily. The distro is designed for newcomers and experienced users.

Q4OS makes it possible to setup multiple desktop environments, typically Plasma and Trinity, side by side without interfering with each other.

It offers native Q4OS utilities such as Desktop profiler and Software center, and installers for third party applications.

Minimum hardware requirements:

Plasma desktop – 1GHz CPU / 1GB RAM / 5GB disk
Trinity desktop – 350MHz CPU / 256MB RAM / 3GB disk

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Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma, Trinity
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT, Flatpak, Snap
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:x86_64, i386
Developer:Q4OS development team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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