Friday, December 2, 2016

4MLinux 20.1 released.

Opera in 4MLinux 20.1

This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channelThe release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.34, which restores PAE support that "magically" disappeared in 4MLinux 20.0 (sorry :-). Additionally, some popular programs (Double Commander, Dropbox, Firefox, Java RE, Opera, PeaZip, Thunderbird, Wine) have been updated, too.

Please note that 4MLinux can be run as a semi-rolling distro (no need to install it from scratch again and  again). Just execute the "zk update" command in your terminal to update your 4MLinux to its latest stable version (20.1). This is a fully automatic process.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

4MLinux 21.0 BETA released.

Default desktop in 4MLinux 21.0

4MLinux 21.0 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 a major change in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.24. 

Development plan:
November 2016 -> beta
March 2017 -> stable
July 2017 -> old stable
November 2017 -> EOL

List of packages:

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

4MLinux 21.0 Core BETA released.

4MLinux 21.0 Core running in VirtualBox

This is a core system (only a few MB in size) for the 4MLinux 21.0 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.4.30, GNU C Library 2.24, and BusyBox 1.25.0The 4MLinux 21.0 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 6.1.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4MLinux 20.0 STABLE released.

4MLinux 20.0

The status of the 4MLinux 20.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Create your documents with LibreOffice and GIMP 2.8.18, share them using DropBox 12.4.22, surf the Internet with Firefox 49.0.2 and Chromium 53.0.2785.143, stay in touch with your friends via Skype and Thunderbird 45.4.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.8 and aTunes 3.1.2, watch your favorite videos with MPlayer SVN-r37881 and VLC 2.2.4, play games with Mesa 12.0.1/Wine 1.9.20 support enabled. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.4.27, Apache 2.4.23, MariaDB 10.1.18, and PHP 5.6.27). Perl 5.24.0 and Python 2.7.12 are also available. 

4MLinux now 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. See the recently updated documentation for details.

List of packages (*):

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(*) Exceptionally, the STABLE version ships with a newer kernel (4.4.27) than the one, which was included in BETA (4.4.17). This is to fix the Dirty COW bug.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TheSSS 20.0 available for download.

NETWATCH (network monitoring software) running in TheSSS 20.0

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is a lightweight server suite distributed as a live CD. This release is based on the 4MLinux Server 20.0, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.4.17, Apache 2.4.23, MariaDB 10.1.18, and PHP 5.6.27


Sunday, October 23, 2016

4MRescueKit 20.0 available for supporters.

4MRescueKit 20.0

4MRescueKit provides its users with software for antivirus protection, data backup, disk partitioning, and data recovery. It is distributed in the form of a multiboot CD, which includes four (extremely small) operating systems. 
This release has Antivirus Live CD 20.0-0.99.2, BakAndImgCD 20.0, 4MParted 20.0, and 4MRecover 20.0. 

Detailed description:
4MLinux Blog

4MRescueKit is available exclusively for 4MLinux supporters:
4MLinux Forum

4MLinux Website

Sunday, October 16, 2016

4MParted 20.0 BETA released.

Booting 4MParted 20.0

4MParted is a very small live CD designed for disk partitioning. It's a part of 4MRescueKit, which in turn is one of the three main 4MLinux releases available for download.
This version includes GParted 0.26.1 and it uses 4MLinux 20.0 as the base system.

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