Friday, June 22, 2018

4MLinux 26.0 BETA released.

Default desktop in 4MLinux 26.0

4MLinux 26.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages, including major changes in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.27 and the GNU Compiler Collection 7.3.0.

Road map:
June 2018 -> BETA
September 2018 -> STABLE
December 2018 -> OLD STABLE
March 2019 -> EOL

Download link:
4MLinux-26.0-32bit.iso

Sunday, June 17, 2018

TheSSS 25.1 released.

MariaDB 10.3.7

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 25.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.14.48, Apache 2.4.33, MariaDB 10.3.7, and PHP (both 5.6.36 and 7.2.6). Additionally, Postfix has been updated to its version 3.3.1.

You can update your TheSSS by executing the "zk update" command (fully automatic process).

Demo:
http://server2.4mlinux.com/

More:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

4MLinux 26.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 26.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 26 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.14.39, GNU C Library 2.27, and BusyBox 1.28.1. The 4MLinux 26 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 7.3.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture.

Despite its extremely small size, 4MLinux Core supports all possible boot options: BIOS with 32-bit CPU, BIOS with 64-bit CPU, UEFI with 32-bit firmware, and UEFI with 64-bit firmware.

Download link:
4MLinux-26.0-core.iso


Sunday, June 3, 2018

4MLinux 25.0 STABLE released.

 4MLinux 25.0

The status of the 4MLinux 25.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice 6.0.4.2 and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.2, GIMP 2.10.0, Gnumeric 1.12.40), share your files using DropBox 47.4.74, surf the Internet with Firefox 60.0 and Chromium 66.0.3359.26, stay in touch with your friends via Thunderbird 52.7.0 and Skype for Web, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.9, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.2 and mpv 0.27.0, play games powered by Mesa 17.2.5 and Wine 3.8. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.14.39, Apache 2.4.33, MariaDB 10.2.14, PHP 5.6.36 and PHP 7.2.5). Perl 5.26.1, Python 2.7.14, and Python 3.6.4 are also available.

As always, a new major release comes with some new features: better handling of CA certificates (no need to accept them manually), full support for Zstandard data compression algorithm (4MLinux Backup Scripts), login screen can now be disabled (it's a response to user requests), GIMP 2.10 with full support for scanners and digital cameras, Python3 with Meson and Ninja (this is now, de facto,  the main build system in GNOME/GTK+ ecosystem).
The default media player in 4MLinux is now mpv (with GNOME MPV). Other players (MPlayer, SMPlayer, xine and VLC) are available as downloadable extensions. Good news for modern computers: all these applications are now able to make use of hardware video acceleration (via VA-API and VDPAU). Good news for old computers: MPlayer, xine and VLC can play videos without X Window System (use Midnight Commander to select files to play).

List of packages: 

Download links:

4MLinux 24 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 24 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before September 2018 (EOL).
 

4MLinux 23 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 23 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.