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DistroWatch.com: 4MLinux

4MLinux

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:07 UTC


4MLinux is a miniature 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).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 59 (193), 6 months: 58 (190), 3 months: 54 (191), 4 weeks: 52 (208), 1 week: 97 (95)

Average visitor rating: 7.5/10 from 4 review(s).


4MLinux Summary
Distribution 4MLinux
Home Page http://4mlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-10-11: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 10.0
 • 2014-08-25: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.1
 • More 4MLinux releases...

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Feature 22.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1
Release Date 2017-07-01 2016-11-01 2015-11-01 2015-03-22 2014-11-28 2014-08-24
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 396-491MB          
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM
Package Management TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software other other other other other other
Journaled File Systems            
Multilingual en en en en en en
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 22.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1
Package 22.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 --
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) -- -- -- 2.0.1 2.0.0 --
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.3 1.43.1 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10
firefox (55.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.8) 2.7 2.6.3 2.6 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.3
gcc (7.2.0) 6.2.0 6.1.0 5.2.0 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- 2.8.18 -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.20 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) -- 2.02beta3 -- -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.19) 3.22.3 2.24.30 2.24.28 2.24.25 2.24.25 --
httpd (2.4.27) -- 2.4.23 2.4.17 2.4.12 2.4.10 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 23 23 21 19 18 18
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.12.8) 4.9.33 4.4.27   3.14.27 3.14.19 3.12.13
Package 22.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- 10.1.18 10.1.8 10.0.17 10.0.14 10.0.12
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.7) 13.0.4 12.0.1 10.6.5 10.4.3 10.3.1 10.2.3
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2j 1.0.2h 1.0.2d 1.0.2 1.0.1j 1.0.1i
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0 5.24.0 5.22.0 5.20.1 5.20.1 5.20.0
php (7.1.8) -- 5.6.27 5.6.14 5.6.5 5.6.2 5.5.15
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- 3.1.3 -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.7.0 5.5.0 5.4.0 5.3.2 5.3.1
samba (4.6.7) -- -- -- -- -- --
systemd (234) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) -- 2.2.4 -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.1 1.18.4 1.17.2 1.16.3 1.16.1 1.15.2

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.5
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 22.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-07-04
Votes: 1


Installed and ran fast on old PC. I have been able to accomplish everything I have needed to do on this small Linux distro.


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Version: 20.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-05-08
Votes: 7


On old pc's that wont't run ubuntu based distro's this still works.
Great to play old ms-dos games on :D


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Version: 20.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-02-21
Votes: 0


Zippy but not the most user-friendly. I like the default dark theme.


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