A few days ago the developers behind the Q4OS Linux distribution project, released the new version of Q4OS 3.8, which one of its main novelties is that it makes the transition to Debian 10 and also the update of its desktop environments.
For those who still do not know about Q4OS, they should know that this is a german linux distribution based on debian open source with a light and user-friendly interface newbie, offering a desktop environment called Trinity, also known as TDE Trinity Desktop Environment, similar to Windows XP and Windows 7 directly. It focuses on long-term stability, safety, speed, and reliability.
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Main new features of Q4OS 3.8
The new version introduced a transition to the Debian 10 package "Buster" database. along with all its offered enhancements of which it comes with better Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) support.
Alson comes with enhanced security. AppArmor, a mandatory access control (MAC) framework to restrict the capabilities of programs by defining profiles per program, is now enabled by default.
As well as the new and improved CUPS printing system. With this new "driverless" printing model, you can print to the latest printers without the need for printer drivers.
Updated Q4OS desktops
Regarding the desktop environment this new version of Q4OS 3.8 comes with the KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop.
In this new version of KDE Plasma highlights new features include a display settings widget for display management during presentations, the built-in speaker test function in the audio volume widget, and support for VPN SSH tunnels in the network widget.
The way users switch between their primary and secondary monitor is now smoother in KDE Plasma 5.14, which finally provides support for importing existing encrypted files from a Plasma Vault.
Other enhancements include better LibreOffice compatibility for Task Manager, lockscreen user switching for better security and ease of use, and a new "Tools" menu in System Monitor with lots of handy utilities. .
The Plasma Discover graphics package was finally supported along with support for Snap channels. and various UI enhancements, the Kickoff app launcher was enhanced to instantly switch tabs, the Breeze widget theme received various hidden enhancements, the Global Menu now supports GTK + apps, and Plasma now alerts you when others Users log in if they try to log out.
On top of that it also adds another layer of enhancements to Wayland's support by fixing various issues present in previous versions, including off-center task switches, pointer constraints, KWin effects such as the Idle Weak effect and Glide effect, and also provides support for integrating more applications with the desktop through two new interfaces called XdgShell and XdgOutput.
Trinity Desktop 14.0.6
Apart from Plasma, the Trinity 14.0.6 environment is optionally available, continuing with the development of the KDE 3.5.x and Qt 3 code base.
An important feature of the Q4OS distribution is the ability of the KDE Plasma and Trinity environments to coexist when installed simultaneously.
User can switch between current KDE Plasma desktop at any time and the resource-efficient Trinity environment.
The framework includes several proprietary applications, including the 'Desktop Profiler' for quick installation of thematic software suites, the 'Configuration Utility' to install third-party applications, the 'Welcome Screen' to simplify the initial configuration, scripts to install alternative environments LXQT, Xfce and LXDE.
Download Q4OS 3.8
If you have been interested in this distribution, you can go to the official website of the project and in its download section you can obtain the system image.
If you want to know more about this launch you can consult the following link.