After several months of development, has just launched the launch of the new stable version of the Linux distribution, “4MLinux 40.0which, as in all previous versions, is distinguished by the implementation of new features.
Note for example that the old MPlayer with MEncoder is now available and can be used as the MEncoder GUI for transcoding, and many system-wide changes have been made to improve 3D support , among others.
For those who don’t know 4MLinux, they should know thatIt’s one of those Linux distros that requires less system resources and can even run on 128MB of RAM.
4MLinux too can be used as a rescue CDe with a complete working system or as a mini server.
4MLinux desktop comes with JWM (Joe’s Windows Manager) which is a lightweight stackable window manager for the X Window System. While to manage the wallpapers a Feh is used, a lightweight and powerful image viewer. It uses PCMan File Manager, which is also a standard file manager for LXDE.
The distribution is widely recommended as a disaster recovery system and a platform for running LAMP servers (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP).
Main new features of 4MLinux 40.0
In this new version of the distribution that is presented, it is highlighted that It is powered by Linux kernel 5.18.7, syslinux-4.07, as well as the graphics stack Mesa 21.3.8, LibreOffice 7.3.5 office suite, as well as web browsers Firefox 103.0, Chrome 103.0.5060.53, Thunderbird 91.12 mail client, pulseaudio-15.0 and music player with Audacious 4.1.
It is also noted that MPlayer media player with MEncoder encoder is included, HyperVC can be used as a GUI for video transcoding.
In addition to that too work has been done to improve compatibility with 3D graphics, even when running on virtual machines, as well as QEMU (with its GUI called AQEMU), as well as TrueCrypt (encryption utility).
As for system package updates, we can find new versions of AbiWord 3.0.5, GIMP 2.10.32, Gnumeric 1.12.52, celluloid-0.21, ffmpeg-4.4.2, DropBox 143.4.4161, VLC 18.104.22.168, mpv 0.34.0, Wine 7.12, tor-0.4.4.6, Apache 2.4.54, MariaDB 10.8.3, PHP 5.6.40, PHP 7.4.30, Perl 5.34.1 and Python 2.7.18/3.9 .12.
On the other hand, the IGNOME Mahjongg and Entombed games included (available as a downloadable expansion).
other changes that stand out from this new version of the distribution:
- Added TrueCrypt disk partition encryption application.
- Implemented support for devices with NVM Express interface.
Among the other packages updated in this new version of 4MLinux, you can consult them in the next link. If you want to know more about the distribution as well as this new release, you can visit their website and statement at next link.
Download and get 4MLinux 40
If you are not a distro user and want to use it on your computer or try it on a virtual machine.
You can get the system image, soUnfortunately, you should go to the official site of the project where you can find the links in its download section.
The size of the two ISO images of 4MLinux 40 is (1.1 GB, x86_64) with a graphical environment and a selection of programs for server systems.
At the end of the system image download you can use the Etcher cross-platform tool to save the image on a USB key and thus boot your system from a USB key.
O also use unetbootin which is another cross-platform tool. For the case of creation under Linux also you can resort to the dd command.
sudo dd if=/route/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdx
Where in if you will put the path where you stored the system ISO image and in which you will put the mount path of your USB device (you can view the latter with the fdisk -l command)