New in version 12.0 Beta

March 28th, 2015
  • This release has the same features as the basic version of 4MLinux, but it also includes 4MLinux Printing Suite (CUPS 2.0.2, SANE 1.0.24, Xpdf 3.0.4, Ghostscript 9.15) and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.4.0, QupZilla Git-2014-02-18, SMplayer r6737). Improved support for YouTube videos (via SMTube SVN r6737 with mpv 0.8.0 and youtube-dl 2015.02.21) is also included. Fully automatic installation of Wine 1.7.38 (with WinSCP 5.7.0 and 7-Zip 9.38) is supported, too. The size of the ISO image is about 152 MB.

New in version 11.1 (March 22nd, 2015)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 11.1 series has been changed to STABLE. The FLTK toolkit has been added to run TigerVNC and other software. Wine and FileZilla are now available as downloadable extensions (even in the basic version of 4MLinux). The MakeMKV package has been included in the drivers section of the 4MLinux LiveCD. After installing this package, it is possible to play (and rip) all kinds of DVD and Blu-ray discs.

New in version 11.1 Beta (February 2nd, 2015)

  • This release has Wine 1.7.35, 4MLinux Printing Suite (CUPS 2.0.1, SANE 1.0.24, Xpdf 3.0.4, Ghostscript 9.15) and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.4.0, QupZilla Git-2014-12-26, SMplayer r6639). Improved support for YouTube videos (via SMTube SVN r6639 with mpv 0.7.2 and youtube-dl) is also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.6), IRC (Irssi 0.8.17, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.4, eMule 0.50a), SSH (PuTTY 0.63), and VNC (TigerVNC 1.4.2) clients are available, too.

New in version 11.0 (January 24th, 2015)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 11.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major changes in the core of the system, which now includes GNU C Library 2.20 and GNU Compiler Collection 4.9.2. The development of some of the 4MLinux editions has been dropped, but at the same time new 4MLinux spins have been announced. The most important one is 4MRescueKit, which has started its journey to become a lightweight alternative to other system rescue live CDs.

New in version 11.0 Beta (December 11th, 2014)

  • This release has Wine 1.7.32, 4MLinux Printing Suite (CUPS 2.0.1, SANE 1.0.24, Xpdf 3.0.4, Ghostscript 9.15) and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.3.2, QupZilla Git-2014-10-26, SMplayer r6556). Improved support for YouTube videos (via SMTube SVN r6556 with mpv 0.7.1 and youtube-dl) is also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.5), IRC (Irssi 0.8.17, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.4, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 10.1 (November 28th, 2014)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 10.1 series has been changed to STABLE. Lots of improvements, most of which are my response to various feature requests. Mozilla software (Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird) use the native Linux build of GTK (not via Wine anymore). Gnome Parted (aka GParted) is now included, while Dropbox and Opera are available as downloadable extensions. All web browsers (Firefox, Opera, Qupzilla, SeaMonkey) have Flash Player plugin enabled out of the box. Additionally, support for many printers and scanners has been added

New in version 10.1 Beta (October 21st, 2014)

  • This release has Wine 1.7.29, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 32.0, SeaMonkey 2.29.1, and Thunderbird 31.2.0) with Flash Player 15 support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite (CUPS 2.0.0, SANE 1.0.24, Xpdf 3.0.4, Ghostscript 9.14) and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.3.2, QupZilla Git-2014-09-16, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r6393) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.5), IRC (Irssi 0.8.17rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.4, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 10.0 (October 11th, 2014)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 10.0 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 10.0 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 10.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 10.0 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 10.0 Game Edition.
  • Two major changes in user space: support for touchscreens has been added (they can be calibrated via xinput calibrator), and support for webcams has been improved. The size of the final ISO image is now much bigger, because it includes optional software (drivers and development packages).

New in version 9.1 (August 24th, 2014)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 9.1 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 9.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 9.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 9.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 9.1 Game Edition.
  • Two major changes in the 4MLinux 9.1 series. The first one is replacing thttpd with Apache, meaning that 4MLinux has joined the family of LAMP servers. There is a self-explanatory online demo at http://server.4mlinux.com.
  • Skype is now available as a downloadable extension. UVC and gspca webcams are supported out of the box. The minimal build of PulseAudio (required by the newest Skype for Linux) has also been added.

New in version 9.1 Beta (July 14th, 2014)

  • This release has Wine 1.7.22, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 30.0, SeaMonkey 2.26.1, and Thunderbird 24.6.0) with Flash Player 12 support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 9.1 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.3.1, QupZilla Git-2014-06-25, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r6262) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.3), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.4, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 9.0 (July 6th, 2014)

  • The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 9.0 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 9.0 Game Edition.
  • I do not use code names in 4MLinux, but if I did this would be "nerdy" for the 9.0 series. You can install development packages just in one click. Some of the packages (e.g. full versions of Python and Perl) can be used by both programmers and webmasters. An option to download and install the "vanilla" version of Clang with LLVM has also been added

New in version 9.0 Beta (May 25th, 2014)

  • This release has Wine Git-2014-05-13, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 29.0.1, SeaMonkey 2.26, and Thunderbird 24.5.0) with Flash Player 12 support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 9.0 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.3.0, QupZilla Git-2014-05-20, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r6255) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.2), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.2, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 8.2 (May 18th, 2014)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 8.2 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.2 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.2 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.2 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.2 Game Edition.

New in version 8.2 Beta (April 6th, 2014)

  • This release has Wine 1.6.2, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 28.0, SeaMonkey 2.25, and Thunderbird 24.4.0) with Flash Player 12 support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 8.2 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 5.2.1, QupZilla Git-2014-02-20, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r6033) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.1), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.2, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 8.1 (March 31st, 2014)

  • The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.1 Game Edition.

New in version 8.1 Beta (February 17th, 2014)

  • This release has Wine 1.6.2, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 27.0.1, SeaMonkey 2.24, and Thunderbird 24.3.0) with Flash Player support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 8.1 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 5.2.1, QupZilla Git-2014-01-23, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r5993) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.1), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.2, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too.

New in version 8.0 (February 10th, 2014)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 8.0 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 8.0 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 8.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 8.0 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 8.0 Game Edition.

New in version 8.0 Beta (December 30th, 2013)

  • This release has Wine 1.6.1, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 26.0, SeaMonkey 2.23, and Thunderbird 24.2.0) with Flash Player support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 8.0 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 5.2.0, QupZilla Git-2013-12-21, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r5949) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.1.8), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.2, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" version of LibreOffice 4.1.4 is also supported.

New in version 7.2 (December 22nd, 2013)

  • The status of the 4MLinux 7.2 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 7.2 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 7.2 Media Edition, 4MLinux 7.2 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 7.2 Game Edition.

New in version 7.2 Beta (November 11th, 2013)

  • This release has the newest stable Wine (i.e., 1.6), which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 25.0, SeaMonkey 2.22, and Thunderbird 24.1.0) with Flash Player support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 7.2 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.5, QupZilla Git-2013-10-26, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r5820) are also included. Fully automatic installing of the "vanilla" version of LibreOffice 4.1 is also supported. Additional firmware and drivers (including Gallium3D, NVIDIA, and AMD video drivers) can be downloaded from the 4MLinux website.

New in version 7.1 Beta (September 23rd, 2013)

  • This release has the newest stable Wine (i.e., 1.6), which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 24.0, SeaMonkey 2.21, and Thunderbird 24.0) with Flash Player support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 7.1 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.4, QupZilla Git-2013-09-04, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r5695) are also included. Fully automatic installing of the "vanilla" version of LibreOffice 4.1 is also supported. Additional firmware and drivers (including Gallium3D, NVIDIA and AMD video drivers) can be downloaded from the 4MLinux website. The size of the ISO image is about 100 MB.

New in version 7.0 Beta (July 29th, 2013)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: the relatively small operating system (ca 70 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e., 1.6), which should be able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 21.0, SeaMonkey 2.19, and Thunderbird 17.0.7) with Flash Player support enabled. 4MLinux 7.0 Allinone Edition BETA passes this test for many video cards (optional AMD and NVIDIA proprietary drivers can be downloaded from 4MLinux website). WinSCP 5.1.5, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 6.1 (July 15th, 2013)

  • This is the final (stable) release of 4MLinux 6.1. It has all the features included in 4MLinux 6.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 6.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 6.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 6.1 Game Edition.

New in version 6.1 Beta (May 27th, 2013)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: The relatively small operating system (ca 67 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e., 1.4.1), which should be able to open fullscreen flash videos (e.g., from YouTube) in the newest stable Firefox (i.e., 21.0). 4MLinux 6.1 Allinone Edition BETA passes this test for many Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD video cards. WinSCP 5.1.4, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 6.0 (May 13th, 2013)

  • This is the final (stable) release of 4MLinux 6.0. It has all the features included in 4MLinux 6.0 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 6.0 Media Edition, 4MLinux 6.0 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 6.0 Game Edition.

New in version 6.0 Beta (March 27th, 2013)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: the relatively small operating system (ca 64 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e. 1.4.1), which should be able to open full-screen flash videos (e.g. from YouTube) in the newest stable Firefox (i.e. 19.0.2). 4MLinux 6.0 Allinone Edition BETA passes this test for many Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD video cards. WinSCP 5.1.4, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 5.1 (March 11th, 2013)

  • This is the final (stable) release of 4MLinux 5.1. It has all the features included in 4MLinux 5.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 5.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 5.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 5.1 Game Edition.

New in version 5.1 Beta (January 24th, 2013)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: the relatively small operating system (ca 63 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e. 1.4.1), which should be able to open full-screen flash videos (e.g. from YouTube) in the newest stable Firefox (i.e. 18.0.1). 4MLinux 5.1 Allinone Edition BETA passes this test for many Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD video cards. WinSCP 5.1.3, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 5.0 Beta (November 29th, 2012)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: the relatively small operating system (ca 62 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e. 1.4.1), which should be able to open full-screen flash videos (e.g. from YouTube) in the newest stable Firefox (i.e. 17.0). 4MLinux 5.0 Allinone Edition BETA passes this test for many Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD video cards. WinSCP 5.1.1, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 4.1 (November 13th, 2012)

  • This final has all the features included in 4MLinux 4.1 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 4.1 Media Edition, 4MLinux 4.1 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 4.1 Game Edition.

New in version 4.1 Beta (October 5th, 2012)

  • The development target for this release has been defined as follows: the relatively small operating system (ca 72 MB LiveCD) must include the newest stable Wine (i.e. 1.4.1), which should be able to open full-screen flash videos (e.g. from YouTube) in the newest stable Firefox (i.e. 15.0.1) and Opera (v. 12.02). 4MLinux 4.1 Allinone Edition passes this test for many Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD video cards. FileZilla 3.5.3, XChat 2.8.9, and 7-Zip 9.20 are also included.

New in version 3.1 RC1 (December 2nd, 2011)

  • This version includes all the applications that are present in 4MLinux-3.1 and 4MLinux-3.1-rescue-edition.
  • Wine 1.2.3 has also been added.
  • Both Wine and Java (JRE 1.6.0_26) are used by 4MLinux scripts to download and run various X applications (so-called extensions).

New in version 3.0 (September 26th, 2011)

  • kernel 2.6.39.2,
  • glibc 2.13,
  • gcc 4.5.2.