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4MLinux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC


4MLinux is a miniature, 32-bit Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for playing video DVDs and other multimedia files), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (providing several small Linux games). The distribution includes support for booting on UEFI-enabled machines.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 54 (204), 6 months: 48 (232), 3 months: 63 (188), 4 weeks: 102 (108), 1 week: 97 (109)

Average visitor rating: 8.5/10 from 10 review(s).


4MLinux Summary
Distribution 4MLinux
Home Page http://4mlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://4mlinux.com/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites 4MLinux Blog
Reviews 21.x: DistroWatch
17.x: Everyday Linux User
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-03-04: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 24.0
 • 2017-11-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 23.0
 • 2017-07-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 22.0
 • 2016-11-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 20.0
 • 2016-05-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 17.0
 • 2016-01-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 15.0
 • 2015-11-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 14.0
 • 2015-09-08: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 13.1
 • 2015-07-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 13.0
 • 2015-05-09: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 12.0
 • 2015-01-25: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 11.0
 • 2014-11-28: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 10.1
 • More 4MLinux releases...

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Feature 24.0 23.1.1 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Feature
Release Date 2018-03-04 2017-12-25 2016-11-01 2015-11-01 2015-03-22 2014-11-28 2014-08-24 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1100-1300 1100-1200           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM Default Desktop
Package Management TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems               Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 24.0   20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Full Package List
Package 24.0 23.1.1 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.4 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4.12 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 -- bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.12.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.12.1)
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (66.0.3359.117)
cups (2.2.7) -- -- -- -- 2.0.1 2.0.0 -- cups (2.2.7)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.43.5 1.43.5 1.43.1 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 e2fsprogs (1.44.1)
firefox (59.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (59.0.2)
freetype (2.9) 2.8 2.7.1 2.6.3 2.6 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.3 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.3.0) 7.1.0 6.2.0 6.1.0 5.2.0 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.2 gcc (7.3.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- 2.8.18 -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.27) 2.25 2.25 2.23 2.21 2.20 2.19 2.19 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.28.0)
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.0)
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.39)
grub (2.02) -- -- 2.02beta3 -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.10 3.22.10 2.24.30 2.24.28 2.24.25 2.24.25 -- gtk+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.33) -- 2.4.29 2.4.23 2.4.17 2.4.12 2.4.10 2.4.10 httpd (2.4.33)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.04.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.04.0)
kmod (25) 24 24 23 21 19 18 18 kmod (25)
krita (4.0.1)               krita (4.0.1)
libreoffice (6.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.0.3)
linux (4.16.3) 4.14.18 4.9.61 4.4.27   3.14.27 3.14.19 3.12.13 linux (4.16.3)
Package 24.0 23.1.1 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.2.14) -- 10.2.10 10.1.18 10.1.8 10.0.17 10.0.14 10.0.12 mariadb (10.2.14)
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.1)
mesa (18.0.1) 17.1.4 17.0.4 12.0.1 10.6.5 10.4.3 10.3.1 10.2.3 mesa (18.0.1)
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.11)
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (390.48)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (9.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (9.0.4)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 openssh (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2l 1.0.2k 1.0.2h 1.0.2d 1.0.2 1.0.1j 1.0.1i openssl (1.1.0h)
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.0 5.24.1 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.20.1 5.20.1 5.20.0 perl (5.26.2)
php (7.2.4) -- 7.0.25 5.6.27 5.6.14 5.6.5 5.6.2 5.5.15 php (7.2.4)
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.4)
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- 3.1.3 -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.0)
postgresql (10.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.3)
Python (3.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Python (3.6.5)
qt (5.10.1) 5.9.1 5.8.0 5.7.0 5.5.0 5.4.0 5.3.2 5.3.1 qt (5.10.1)
samba (4.8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.8.0)
systemd (238) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (238)
thunderbird (52.7.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.7.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.0)
vlc (3.0.1) -- -- 2.2.4 -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.1)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.17.2 1.16.3 1.16.1 1.15.2 xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: 24.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-13
Votes: 6


Amazing server. Running flawlessly with only 256MB of RAM. Well preconfigured, so it's ready to work out of the box. Easy to use: everything can be started with one command.


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Version: 24.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-07
Votes: 2


Installed on my older model desktop computer with no problems and it is fast and easy to use!


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Version: 23.1.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-17
Votes: 2


Generally I like the distro - very fast and very appealing. It has sufficient programs incorporated to be usable.
Try as I may I cannot for love or money install the thing onto a stick, because it simply doesn't list the stick in the installation menu. Only HD and swap and everything else that shouldn't matter is listed. What a shame. Of no use to me....


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