Q4OS is based on Debian’s desktop Linux distribution, which is designed to provide traditional style user interfaces and simple attachments and provides a stable application programming interface to support complex third-party applications such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox, development tools. The system is also useful for virtual cloud environments, thanks to its very low hardware requirements.
The Debian ‘Bullseye’ development branch underlies Q4OS Gemini, which will be in development until Debian Bullseye becomes stable, and it’s planned to be supported for five years from the official release date. Unlike previous installation media, Q4OS Gemini live media carries the full desktop software bundle, however a user can ask the Desktop profiler tool to strip the target system into one of predefined so called ‘Software profiles’ throughout the installation process.
Variety of hardware devices are supported, Q4OS is designed to drive the most modern laptops and desktops, as well as older computers. It comes with its own exclusive utilities and features, especially with the ‘Desktop profiler’ tool for profiling your computer into different professional working tools, ‘Setup utility’ for the smooth installation of third-party applications, a ‘Welcome Screen’ with several integrated shortcuts to make system configuration easier for novice users, XFCE, LXQT, Cinnamon and LXDE alternative desktop environments options and many more.