Saturday, December 31, 2022

4MLinux 42.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 42.0 Core running in QEMU
This is a core system (only about 15 MB in size) for the 4MLinux 42 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 6.0.9, GNU C Library 2.36, and BusyBox 1.34.1. The 4MLinux 42 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 12.2.0 to compile programs designed for the x86_64 architecture.

Despite its extremely small size, 4MLinux Core supports both BIOS and UEFI boot modes

Saturday, December 3, 2022

4MLinux 41.0 STABLE released.

4MLinux 41.0

The status of the 4MLinux 41.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice 7.4.3 and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.5, GIMP 2.10.32, Gnumeric 1.12.52), share your files using DropBox 151.4.4304, surf the Internet with Firefox 107.0 and Chromium 106.0.5249, send emails via Thunderbird 102.5.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 4.2, watch your favorite videos with VLC and SMPlayer 22.2.0, play games powered by Mesa 22.1.4 and Wine 7.18. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 6.0.9, Apache 2.4.54, MariaDB 10.6.11, PHP 5.6.40 and PHP 7.4.33). Perl 5.36.0, Python 2.7.18, Python 3.10.6, and Ruby 3.1.2 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features. New applications available out of the box: FileZilla (FTP client), XPaint and GNU Paint (simple image-editing tools), nvme (command-line utility for managing NVM-Express partitions) as well as a collection of small SDL games. New applications available as downloadable extensions: BlueGriffon (HTML editor), The Legend of Edgar (platform game), ioquake3 (Quake III port), and BZFlag (tank battle game). The default video player in 4MLinux is now SMPlayer, and the default audio player is Audacious. Additionally, it is now possible to install 4MLinux on a BTRFS partition with the help of Syslinux, which acts as a boot manager.

List of packages: 

As usual, you can update 4MLinux by executing the "zk update" command (fully automatic process). However, you must install the newest "zk" package before updating your 4MLinux. You can download it here.

4MLinux 40 is now OLD STABLE.

The status of the 4MLinux 40 series has been changed to OLD STABLE. All users must update before March 2023 (EOL).


4MLinux 39 reaches its EOL.

The status of the 4MLinux 39 series has been changed to UNSUPPORTED. All users must update ASAP.