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QNAP Linux Station Introduction

Linux Station

Comprehensive service from the open-source Linux platform

QNAP offers excellent hardware design and innovative QTS-Linux dual- system applications, providing a safe and reliable storage for development and Internet of Things (IoT). With Linux Station, users can directly utilize various feature-rich Linux® apps, enjoying a private cloud that combines storage and IoT applications.

Linux Station

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.

QTS-Linux dual systems for unlimited potential

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.

Convenient access to Linux

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!

A private cloud combining storage and IoT applications

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.

Easily operate Linux on an HDMI screen

Start your Linux Station

Follow these steps to initiate Linux Station

  1. Upgrade your QNAP NAS to firmware QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).
  2. Visit the QTS App Center and find Linux Station. Click "Install".
  3. 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/).

  4. 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).