Earlier this month 4MLinux 30 new version announced which is a minimalist custom layout which is not a branch of the other projects and with the JWM graphical environment. 4MLinux can be used not only as an environment in vivo to play media files and solve user problems, but also as a system for failure recovery and a platform for launching servers LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP).
For those who are unfamiliar with 4MLinux should know that eThis is one of those Linux distributions that requires less system resources and it can even run on 128MB of RAM. The desktop edition only applies to the 32-bit architecture, while the server edition is 64-bit.
4MLinux too can be used as a rescue CDe together with a complete working system or as a mini server.
4MLinux desktop comes with JWM (Joe's Windows Manager) which is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System. Whereas to manage the desktop backgrounds, a light and powerful image viewer is used Feh. 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 platform for running LAMP servers (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP).
This small 32-bit Linux distribution focuses on four features (already mentioned) and from which its name also comes:
- maintenance (such as restoring a CD)
- multimedia (for playing DVD video discs and other files)
- miniserver (using the inetd daemon)
- Mystery (providing various little Linux games).
What's new in 4MLinux 30
This new version of the distribution stands out as the main element addition of OpenGL support for games They do not require the installation of additional drivers. Along with which if necessary, an automatic shutdown of the Pulseaudio sound server is implemented (for example, for old classic games).
OpenGL support in the games is now available natively in 4MLinux so no need to install additional drivers.
On the other hand 4MLinux 30 includes FlMusic sound player, the Sound Studio sound editor, the fdkaac utility to use the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec. Qt5 and GTK3 added support for WebP images.
As for the system application updates are Linux kernel 4.19.63, LibreOffice 184.108.40.206, GNOME Office (AbiWord 3.0.2, GIMP 2.10.12, Gnumeric 1.12.44) Firefox 68.0.2, Chrome 76.0.3809.100, Thunderbird 60.8.0, Audacious 3.10.1, VLC 220.127.116.11, mpv 0.29.1, Mesa 19.0.5, Wine 4.14, Apache httpd 2.4.39, MariaDB 10.4.7, PHP 7.3.8, Perl 5.28.1, Python 3.7.3.
Of the other packages updated in this new version of 4MLinux you can consult them in the following link
If you want to know more about the distribution as well as this new release you can visit their website and the statement in the following link
Download and get 4MLinux 30
If you are not a user of the distribution and want to use it on your computer or test it in a virtual machine.
You can get the system image, soRegrettably, you must go to the official website of the project where you can find the links in its download section.
The size of the 4MLinux 30 ISO image is 840 MB and as mentioned at the beginning, it is available for the i686 and x86_64 architectures.
At the end of the system image download you can use the cross-platform Etcher tool to record the image on a pendrive and thus boot your system from a USB.
O also use unetbootin which is another multiplatform tool. For the case of creation in Linux also you can resort to using the dd command.
sudo dd if = / path / to / image.iso of = / dev / sdx
Where in if you will put the path where you have the ISO image of the system stored and in of you will put the mounting path of your USB device (the latter you can check with the command fdisk -l)