Being built using DEB packages from Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Quirky Linux 8.7.1 codename “Quirky Beaver” is binary-compatible with the Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system and it’s available only for 64-bit (x86_64) hardware architectures. However, Quirky Linux 8.7.1 is quite similar to the Quirky Linux 8.6 “Xerus” series, but with upgraded components. One of the cool things about Quirky Linux is that it’s completely different from Ubuntu Linux despite the fact that it was built using its DEBs. For example, the Quirky Linux 8.7.1 release ships with the Linux 4.18.9 kernel instead of Linux kernel 4.15 that’s used in the Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system. Also, it uses a much lighter desktop environment, JWM (Joe’s Window Manager).