4MLinux 42.0 released: small Linux distribution

4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution, including some system maintenance and recovery tools, such as cfdisk and GNU parted used to manage the partition, testdisk used to restore the partition, photorec used to restore files, and ntfs3g and used to support the NTFS Partition format data read and write.

It is a small, independent, general-purpose Linux distribution with a strong focus on the following four “M” of computing:
– Maintenance (system rescue Live CD),
– Multimedia (full support for a huge number of image, audio and video formats),
– Miniserver (DNS, FTP, HTTP, MySQL, Proxy, SMTP, SSH, and Telnet),
– Mystery (meaning a collection of classic Linux games).


4MLinux 42.0 released.


The status of the 4MLinux 42.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Edit your documents with LibreOffice 7.5.2 and GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.5, GIMP 2.10.34, Gnumeric 1.12.55), surf the Internet with Firefox 111.0 and Chromium 106.0.5249.91, send emails via Thunderbird 102.8.0, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 4.3, watch your favorite videos with VLC 3.0.18 and SMPlayer 22.7.0, play games powered by Mesa 22.2.3 and Wine 8.3. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 6.1.10, Apache 2.4.56, MariaDB 10.6.12, PHP 5.6.40, PHP 7.4.33, and PHP 8.1.17.). Perl 5.36.0, Python 2.7.18, Python 3.10.8, and Ruby 3.1.3 are also available.

As always, the new major release has some new features. Krita (raster graphics editor) and Hex-a-Hop (video game) have been added as downloadable extensions. 4MLinux 42.0 comes with improved support for many image, audio and video formats. AlsaPlayer, Baka MPlayer, GNOME MPlayer, GNOME MPV, mp3blaster are now available out of the box. Big work has been done to adopt famous (but quite old) XMMS as a default media player in 4MLinux, which is able to open modern audio and video files (support for MOD and MIDI music is also included). One can also download a rich set of XMMS skins with one click.You can update your 4MLinux by executing the “zk update” command in your terminal (fully automatic process).