4MLinux Game Edition 10.0 / 10.1 Beta
Distributed as a Live CD, engineered for low-end machines
The system has been engineered to run well on low-end machines, therefore it is distributed as a single Live CD ISO image that be used as-is or installed on a disk drive. You can deploy the ISO image to a CD disc or a USB flash drive.
The boot menu of the Live CD presents users with two options, to start the live environment with default options, or with the VESA framebuffer, in case your graphics card is not recognized by the first one.
Getting started with 4MLinux Game Edition
When booting the live environment, users will be asked to enter a password for the root account. After that, you have to use the username root and the password that you’ve chosen in order to login. Once logged in, you have to type the startx command, hitting the Enter key after it, to start the graphical desktop.
This edition looks identical with other 4MLinux flavors. The desktop environment is comprised by the same panel and dock (application launcher), as well as the system monitoring widget powered by Conky.
Default applications include the QupZilla and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, MPlayer and SMPlayer video players, XPaint digital painting software, and Wine for running Windows apps.
Among the preinstalled games, we can mention LinCity, Zblast, Rocks, WinBoard, Mahjongg, Solitaire, Koules, Galaga, Circus, Liero, Kobo, FZPong, LTris, Quake 1 & 2, Hexen, FreeDoom, Heretic, Abuse, Doom, LMarbles, LPairs, Barrage, LGeneral, as well as LBreakout 1 & 2.
All in all, 4MLinux Game Edition is an interesting Linux distribution for the nostalgic gamer, as well as for older computers. It provides users with the same familiar desktop environment and applications found on other 4MLinux editions.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 23rd, 2014
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- This is an updated version using 4MLinux 10.1 as the core system. The 4MLinux collection includes, among other things, the following items: classic "shoot'em up" games (Abuse, Doom, Freedoom, Heretic, Hexen, Quake I, and Quake II), Liero (a realtime "Worms-like" game), Lincity (a construction and management simulation game), space shooters (XGalaga, Kobo Deluxe), Extreme Tux Racer (3D game), DOSBox 0.74 (with some Freeware DOS games), and a set of small games using Qt. GNU Chess 6.1.2 with WinBoard 4.8.0, GNU Go 3.8, and Michael Speck's LGames are also available.
Application description4MLinux Game Edition is an open source Linux operating system that comes with lots of games, for all ages. It is distr...