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Is QNAP OS a NAS OS?

Discussion in 'QNAP' started by snbdora, May 22, 2020.

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  1. snbdora

    snbdora Regular Contributor

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    Hi,

    I wonder if the QNAP OS is a NAS OS meant for real NAS ( thinking Netapp.. ) or just a vanilla Linux distribution customized (?) for NAS services?

    Thanks
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Huh? QNAP is NAS.

    Of course, it is Linux based and heavily modified, but I think the rumors are real. :)
     
  3. dosborne

    dosborne Very Senior Member

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    The QNAP O/S is called QTS and is a derivative customized from the core Linux distribution, not from any particular branding (Ubuntu, Debian, etc).

    Not sure what you are getting with this. Every device has to run some sort of operating system. The most popular, flexible and robust are typically Linux based. Is Linux "real" compared to a proprietary one off designed operating system? :)

    QNAP - QTS - Linux based
    Synology - DSM - Linux based
    SolidFire - NepApp - Linux based
    ...
     
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