4MLinux is a small, independent, general-purpose Linux distribution with a strong focus on the following four “M” of computing-
- Maintenance (system rescue Live CD),
- Multimedia (full support for a huge number of image, audio and video formats),
- Miniserver (DNS, FTP, HTTP, MySQL, NFS, Proxy, SMTP, SSH, and Telnet),
- Mystery (meaning a collection of classic Linux games).
The status of the 4MLinux 32.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.4, GIMP 2.10.18, Gnumeric 1.12.46), share your files using DropBox 91.4.548, surf the Internet with Firefox 73.0.1 and Chromium 79.0.3945.130, send emails via Thunderbird 68.5.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.10.1, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.8 and mpv 0.30.0, play games powered by Mesa 19.3.0 and Wine 5.2.
You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 5.4.17, Apache 2.4.41, MariaDB 10.4.12, PHP 5.6.40 and PHP 7.3.14). Perl 5.30.1, Python 2.7.17, and Python 3.7.5 are also available.
As always, the new major release has some new features. Better support for Intel video cards (via Mesa 3D drivers with VDPAU emulation). PCManFM in 4MLinux can now create video thumbnails (using FFmpeg) as well as PS/PDF thumbnails (using ImageMagick). AV1 video decoding is finally available out of the box (via FFmpeg with the dav1d library).
4MLinux updated with latest source code editor SciTE, GNU nano (with spell checker), mg (originally called MicroGnuEmacs). Additionally, Vim (with gVim) is now available as a downloadable extension.
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The minimum requirements for 4MLinux (64-bit) are:
- 128 MB of RAM when 4MLinux is installed to a HDD.
- 1024 MB of RAM when 4MLinux is run as a live CD/USB.
The minimum requirements for 4MServer (64-bit) are:
- 256 MB of RAM when 4MServer is installed to a HDD.
- 2048 MB of RAM when 4MServer is run as a live CD/USB.