QTS-Linux dual systems for unlimited potential
QNAP has employed advanced virtualization technologies to seamlessly integrate Linux® with QTS, enabling you to enjoy extensive applications coming from QTS App Center and Linux®. Simply connect an HDMI display to a QNAP NAS to output the Linux® desktop, and then you can exploit the popular open-source Linux® platform to freely install and develop more apps. QNAP NAS is the ideal gateway for IoT solutions.
Convenient access to Linux
Linux Station allows you to easily acquire Linux® OS services. You can choose what Linux® system to use (such as Ubuntu add-on, Fedora add-on and Debian add-on*) and enjoy diverse applications and feature-rich Linux® apps to complete your tasks and fulfill your needs. If you are a software developer, it's even great that you can conveniently develop and create various IoT packages using the open-source Linux® to embrace and excel in the IoT era.
* Linux Station currently only supports Ubuntu. More systems will be supported in the future.
A private cloud combining storage and IoT applications
The emerging world of IoT provides great opportunities for developers and users alike, preserving continuity across the boundaries of devices, time, and space.
QNAP NAS in combination with Linux Station is simply the best remote and data management center. You can develop and install IoT packages on demand using Linux®, and centrally store the data on a QNAP NAS, enjoying secure private storage and a development solution. Supporting the vast array of IoT applications with its open-source development potential, QNAP's Linux Station fosters a complete IoT experience. Join us and embrace a smart lifestyle!
Easily operate Linux on an HDMI screen
Simply connect a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display to a QNAP NAS and use Linux Station as if you were using a PC. You can also enable a remote desktop connection to send the display to a web browser.
Start your Linux Station
Follow these steps to initiate Linux Station
- Upgrade your QNAP NAS to firmware QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).
- Visit the QTS App Center and find Linux Station. Click "Install".
Open Linux Station, and choose the Linux OS to install.
Please note: The system will download installation packages from the Linux Containers website (https://linuxcontainers.org/).
After the Linux OS is completely downloaded, click "Enable", and then you can start using it with an HDMI display, USB keyboard and mouse.
Please note: HD Station will be disabled when Linux Station is enabled (and vice versa).