It became known the release of the new version of 4MLinux 39.0, version in which they have been made various actualizations of the system packages, as well as the addition of new packages of which a server with an FSP implementation stands out, arrives with Linux Kernel 5.16 and more.
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.
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 Linux distribution that 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 39
In this new version of 4MLinux 39.0 that was released, it is highlighted that a server package is included with an FSP implementation (File Service Protocol), a protocol for transferring files over a network based on UDP. The gFTP program can be used as a client.
Another change that stands out in this new version of 4MLinux 39.0 is the improved support for JBD disk partitions (Journaling Block Device) in the installation script.
In addition to that, also Bluefish text editor stands out ,Ventoy USB media creation tool and TripleA strategy game have been added to the list of available applications for quick installation.
While on the utility side, youtube-dl has been replaced by an analogue of yt-dlp more actively developed.
On the part of the graphic controllers we can find the version of Table 21.3.7, in the heart of the system we can find the Linux Kernel 5.16, Wine 7.4 and the LibreOffice 7.3.1 office suite.
Also various software updates have been introduced of which the new versions of: AbiWord 3.0.5, GIMP 2.10.30, Gnumeric 1.12.51, DropBox 143.4.4161, Firefox 97.0.1, Chromium 98.0.4758, Thunderbird 91.6. 1, Audacious 4.1, VLC 3.0.16, mpv 0.34.0, Apache 2.4.53, MariaDB 10.7.3, PHP 7.4.28, Perl 5.34.0, Python 3.9.9. The Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.16.14.
Finally, it is also noted that Work has been done to improve font rendering, some corrections have been made and more.
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 at following link
Download and get 4MLinux 39
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 two 4MLinux 39 ISO images is (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 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 cross-platform 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)