Tuesday, December 25, 2018

4MLinux 28.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 28.0

4MLinux 28.0 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.

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

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Monday, December 17, 2018

TheSSS 27.1 released.

MariaDB 10.3.11

This is a minor (point) release based on the 4MLinux Server 27.1, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.14.87, Apache 2.4.37, MariaDB 10.3.11, and PHP (both 5.6.39 and 7.2.13). 

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



Monday, December 10, 2018

4MLinux 28.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 28.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only about 10 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 28 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.14.80, GNU C Library 2.28, and BusyBox 1.29.3. The 4MLinux 27 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 8.2.0 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.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

4MLinux 27.0 STABLE released.

 4MLinux 27.0

The status of the 4MLinux 27.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.2, GIMP 2.10.8, Gnumeric 1.12.43), share your files using DropBox 61.4.95, surf the Internet with Firefox 63.0.3 and Chromium 70.0.3538.67, stay in touch with your friends via Thunderbird 60.3.2 and Skype for Web, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.10, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.4 and mpv 0.28.2, play games powered by Mesa 18.1.4 and Wine 3.20. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.14.80, Apache 2.4.37, MariaDB 10.3.10, PHP 5.6.38 and PHP 7.2.12). Perl 5.26.2, Python 2.7.15, and Python 3.6.5 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features: optional support for AV1 video coding (encoding via FFmpeg and decoding via VLC and mpv), an option to disable PulseAudio with one click (important for those who use 4MLinux to play classic video games such as DOOM), better support for display drivers when 4MLinux is running in KVM (important for those who use a VNC client to manage 4MServer). LazPaint (small yet powerfull raster image editor with layers) and Blender (professional 3D computer graphics software) have been added as downloadable extensions. Additionally, some good news for gamers: more engines available for XBoard (GNU Chess, GNU Shogi, Fairy-Max) as well as more video games to play (Duke3D, Liero, Strifle). A few small terminal-based games have been added, too.

List of packages: 

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4MLinux 26 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 26 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before March 2019 (EOL).

4MLinux 25 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 25 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.