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#1 2016-12-12 14:05

pschulze59
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Q4OS is great!

Q4OS was one of the best discoveries of the year. A 10-years-old laptop with a single-core CPU Celeron 1.8 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, 256 MB for a shared graphics card from VIA, lives with Q4OS and you can work with it.

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#2 2016-12-12 16:19

Dai_trying
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Re: Q4OS is great!

It is great on older hardware, and enables older systems to live much longer than most other Os's. And on modern systems it just flies! smile

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#3 2016-12-12 17:44

ghostdawg
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Registered: 2016-09-19
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Re: Q4OS is great!

I'm liking it the more I use it. I think it will be good for people with old computers and easy to learn/use.


Dell Optiplex 760 - Quad Core | 4gb | 250gb | Mageia 5, Salix 14.2, Q4OS
Lenovo Thinkpad T420 | 4gb | 120gb | Mageia 5, Debian Testing

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#4 2017-04-27 13:39

Tinto
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Re: Q4OS is great!

Works like a charm on old machines. Good work!

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#5 2017-04-29 00:29

phil
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Re: Q4OS is great!

I began using Q4OS a fortnight ago.  Until then I had been relying on Xubuntu for about 4 years.  I timed the differences in system start-up and Q4OS was almost twice as fast.  I'm finding Q4OS to be far more responsive in every respect with the added benefit of a more visually & audibly pleasing GUI.  The machine I'm running it on has 2GB of RAM and just an onboard chip for graphics rather than a proper video card.  The same day that I tried Q4OS on this PC, I also tried both 32bit and 64bit versions of Xubuntu. I can say for a fact that Q4OS runs more smoothly on this old computer than Xubuntu did.  Why it does, I don't know.  All I know is that it runs better (and easier) than all the other distros I've tried.

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#6 2017-05-01 10:49

johnrpm
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Re: Q4OS is great!

I think Q4os has the right balance between eye candy and performance, I have tried many disto's over the years, and full credit to all the developers, but Q4os is the one for me, I am sure it will only get better, as long as developers resist the urge for bloat, as many disto's seem to fall victim to.

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#7 2017-05-01 11:28

Dai_trying
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Re: Q4OS is great!

johnrpm wrote:

I think Q4os has the right balance between eye candy and performance, I have tried many disto's over the years, and full credit to all the developers, but Q4os is the one for me, I am sure it will only get better, as long as developers resist the urge for bloat, as many disto's seem to fall victim to.

I agree, and I think the ethos of the dev team is to keep it small and light and allow the user to choose how much "bloat" they want to install. I like the fact that I can use the same OS on any and all of my machines which I would find very frustrating to try and achieve with most of the "top" rated distro's, as they all appear to be requiring more resources and capabilities as they progress.

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#8 2017-05-01 19:21

q4osteam
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Re: Q4OS is great!

Dai_trying wrote:

... I think the ethos of the dev team is to keep it small and light and allow the user to choose how much "bloat" they want to install.

Yes, that's our intention, exactly.

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#9 2017-05-07 19:09

crosscourt
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Re: Q4OS is great!

It is great as Im very happy with the improvements made in 1.8.4 and the inclusion Of Chrome, Htop, KSensors to name a few to the full desktop profile.

Ive got it installed on my two main pcs and will be reinstalling it on my laptops to see how it performs.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Dell Latitude 3340 i3 1.7ghz/3340 1.4ghz celeron, 8gb ddr3, 256gb Adata SSD

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#10 2017-05-07 19:30

crosscourt
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Re: Q4OS is great!

Really like the video card detection and offering of Nvidia proprietary drivers but wish there was auto detection of printer, particularly HP such as you see in other distros.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Dell Latitude 3340 i3 1.7ghz/3340 1.4ghz celeron, 8gb ddr3, 256gb Adata SSD

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#11 2017-05-29 17:53

crosscourt
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Re: Q4OS is great!

Scorpion so far has been very stable with only very minor issues.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Dell Latitude 3340 i3 1.7ghz/3340 1.4ghz celeron, 8gb ddr3, 256gb Adata SSD

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#12 2017-05-31 06:51

svx-biker
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Re: Q4OS is great!

This is the best running Linux on an old Lenovo R61i with only 1 GB RAM.

I have it also running on a newer Lenovo T410 and just installing Scorpion on one of the partitions of a Dell XPS 8100 Studio. I really like Q4OS for ease of use, configurability and detection of hardware like Nvidia.

Great job team!

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#13 2017-05-31 18:47

crosscourt
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Re: Q4OS is great!

Ive even got it running on the older Dell latitude laptops that use Pentium M cpus with 1gb of ram.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Dell Latitude 3340 i3 1.7ghz/3340 1.4ghz celeron, 8gb ddr3, 256gb Adata SSD

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