4MLinux 11.1 / 12.0 Beta

The main edition of the 4MLinux operating system, a minimal distro for system rescue tasks

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What's new in 4MLinux 12.0 Beta:

  • The main features in this release are maintenance (4MLinux Backup Scripts 12.0, ClamAV 0.98.6, MBR and GPT partitioning software, data recovery and wiping), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37369, FFmpeg Git-2015-02-05), mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH with SFTP, Telnet), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.17.1, Mesa 10.5.1, JWM 2.2.2, GTK+ 2.24.26, FLTK 1.3.3, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.50. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of many applications (such as Firefox 36.0.1, Java RE 8u40, LibreOffice 4.4.2) is also supported. The size of the ISO image is about 71 MB.
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4MLinux - The default desktop environment of 4MLinux 12.0 Beta
4MLinux is an open source and independent distribution of Linux built from scratch and designed to be used as a system rescue Live CD, for watching videos and listening to music, for deploying servers using the inetd daemon, as well as for playing Linux games.

It has been designed from the ground up to be used directly from a CD disc or USB flash drive. However, users can install the distribution to a local disk drive using the built-in installer from the live session.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD

This is the main and first edition of the 4MLinux (four M - Maintenance, Multimedia, Miniserver and Mystery). It’s distributed as a single Live CD ISO image of approximately 50MB in size. Supported architectures includes 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64).

Boot options

Two boot modes are available, with default display settings or using the VESA framebuffer. We recommend using only the first one, but if your graphics card is not supported, then you really need to use the second option.

Unfortunately, the Live CD does not boot directly into the graphical environment, as it will first ask users to set up a password for the root (system administrator) account, which will be used to log into the live session.

From the shell prompt, you will need to type the “startx” command in order to enter the graphical desktop, which is comprised of a taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, a dock (application launcher) on the upper side of the screen, and a system monitoring widget on the desktop.

Default applications

Default applications include the QupZilla web browser, PathFinder file browser, SMPlayer and MPlayer video players, SMTube YouTube browser, XPaint digital painting software, Clam AntiVirus virus scanner, GParted disk partitioning tool, as well as a handful of board games.

Another interesting feature is the ability to install the LibreOffice office suite, Oracle Virtualbox virtualization software, and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

4MLinux was reviewed by , last updated on March 28th, 2015

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