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4MLinux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


4MLinux is a miniature, 32-bit 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). The distribution includes support for booting on UEFI-enabled machines.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 53 (214), 6 months: 58 (190), 3 months: 71 (171), 4 weeks: 111 (108), 1 week: 101 (106)

Average visitor rating: 8.33/10 from 15 review(s).


4MLinux Summary
Distribution 4MLinux
Home Page http://4mlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://4mlinux.com/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites 4MLinux Blog
Reviews 21.x: DistroWatch
17.x: Everyday Linux User
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 30.0
 • 2019-06-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 29.0
 • 2019-03-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 28.0
 • 2018-12-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 27.0
 • 2018-09-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 26.0
 • 2018-06-03: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 25.0
 • 2018-03-04: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 24.0
 • 2017-11-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 23.0
 • 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
 • More 4MLinux releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 30.0 27.0 23.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Feature
Release Date 2019-09-01 2018-12-01 2017-11-02 2016-11-01 2015-11-01 2015-03-22 2014-11-28 2014-08-24 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 700-800 1100-1300 1100-1200           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM Default Desktop
Package Management TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems                 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 30.0 27.0 23.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Full Package List

Full Package List:   4MLinux 10.0
  Number of packages: 266 (download as TXT)
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  •  7zip-wine-9.22.tar.xz
  •  abuse-0.8.tar.xz
  •  adminer-4.1.0.tar.xz
  •  alien-10.0.tar.xz
  •  alsa-1.0.28.tar.xz
  •  apr-1.5.1.tar.tar.xz
  •  apr-util-1.5.3.tar.xz
  •  aterm-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  attr-2.4.47.tar.xz
  •  audacity-wine-2.0.5.tar.xz
  •  aumix-2.9.1.tar.xz
  •  backup-10.0.tar.xz
  •  barrage-1.0.4.tar.xz
  •  bash-4.3.tar.xz
  •  bluez-5.21.tar.xz
  •  bzip2-1.0.6.tar.xz
  •  cairo-1.12.16.tar.xz
  •  cboard-0.7.1.tar.xz
  •  cdparanoia-III-10.2.tar.xz
  •  cdrkit-1.1.11.tar.xz
  •  cdrskin-1.3.8.tar.xz
  •  cdw-0.7.1.tar.xz
  •  circuslinux-1.0.3.tar.xz
  •  clamav-0.98.4.tar.xz
  •  clamwin-wine-0.98.4.1.tar.xz
  •  cmines-2.2a.tar.xz
  •  cnibbles-2.0.1.tar.xz
  •  conky-1.9.0.tar.xz
  •  cpio-2.11.tar.xz
  •  ctris-0.42.tar.xz
  •  cups-1.7.5.tar.xz
  •  curl-7.37.1.tar.xz
  •  dbus-1.8.6.tar.xz
  •  ddrescue-1.18.1.tar.xz
  •  dosbox-0.74.tar.xz
  •  dvd+rw-tools-7.1.tar.xz
  •  dvdshrink-wine-3.2.tar.xz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.42.11.tar.xz
  •  echovnc-wine-2.40a.tar.xz
  •  emule-wine-0.50a.tar.xz
  •  etr-wine-0.6.0.tar.xz
  •  expat-2.1.0.tar.xz
  •  fbset-2.1.tar.xz
  •  ffmpeg-git-2014-07-20.tar.xz
  •  file-5.19.tar.xz
  •  find-4.4.2.tar.xz
  •  firewall-10.0.tar.xz
  •  firmware-20140821.tar.xz
  •  flac-1.3.0.tar.xz
  •  fontconfig-2.11.1.tar.xz
  •  fox-1.6.50.tar.xz
  •  freearc-0.666.tar.xz
  •  freearc-win-0.67.tar.xz
  •  freetype-2.5.3.tar.xz
  •  fribidi-0.19.6.tar.xz
  •  fuse-2.9.3.tar.xz
  •  fzpong-2.4.tar.xz
  •  gawk-4.1.1.tar.xz
  •  gcc-4.9.1.tar.xz
  •  ghostscript-9.14.tar.xz
  •  ginstall-8.23.tar.xz
  •  glheretic-1.2.tar.xz
  •  glib-core-2.41.2.tar.xz
  •  glib-ffi-2.41.2.tar.xz
  •  glibc-2.19.tar.xz
  •  gmp-6.0.0a.tar.xz
  •  gnuchess-6.1.2.tar.xz
  •  gnugo-3.8.tar.xz
  •  gnutls-3.1.5.tar.xz
  •  gpcslots2
  •  gpm-1.20.7.tar.xz
  •  gptfdisk-0.8.10.tar.xz
  •  grep-2.20.tar.xz
  •  gstreamer-0.10.36.tar.xz
  •  gstreamer-extras-0.10.36.tar.xz
  •  gv-3.7.4.tar.xz
  •  gzip-1.6.tar.xz
  •  help-10.0.tar.xz
  •  hhexen-1.6.3.tar.xz
  •  htop-1.0.3.tar.xz
  •  httpd-2.4.10.tar.xz
  •  idesk-0.7.5.tar.xz
  •  iftop-1.0pre4.tar.xz
  •  imagemagick-6.8.9-7.tar.xz
  •  imlib2-1.4.6.tar.xz
  •  iptraf-3.0.0.tar.xz
  •  ir-wine-0.53.tar.xz
  •  irssi-0.8.17-rc1.tar.xz
  •  isoinfo-1.1.11.tar.xz
  •  jake2-0.9.5.tar.xz
  •  json-c-0.12.99.tar.xz
  •  jwm-2.2.2.tar.xz
  •  kmod-18.tar.xz
  •  kobodl-0.5.1.tar.xz
  •  koules-1.4.tar.xz
  •  lame-3.99.5.tar.xz
  •  lamp-admin-10.0.tar.xz
  •  lbreakout-010315.tar.xz
  •  lbreakout2-2.6.4.tar.xz
  •  lgeneral-1.2.3.tar.xz
  •  libXaw3d-1.6.2.tar.xz
  •  libaio-0.3.110.tar.xz
  •  libcap-2.24.tar.xz
  •  libcdio-0.92.tar.xz
  •  libdrm-2.4.54.tar.xz
  •  libdvdcss-1.3.0.tar.xz
  •  libelf-0.8.13.tar.xz
  •  libevdev-1.2.2.tar.xz
  •  libevent-2.0.21.tar.xz
  •  libffi-3.1.tar.xz
  •  libjpeg-turbo-1.3.1.tar.xz
  •  libmcrypt-2.5.8.tar.xz
  •  libnl-1.1.4.tar.xz
  •  libpcd-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  libpng-1.6.12.tar.xz
  •  libsigc++-2.3.1.tar.xz
  •  libsndfile-1.0.25.tar.xz
  •  libsndfile-full-1.0.25.tar.xz
  •  libssh2-1.4.3.tar.xz
  •  libstatgrab-0.91.tar.xz
  •  libtool-2.4.2.tar.xz
  •  libusb-1.0.19.tar.xz
  •  libvncserver-0.9.9.tar.xz
  •  libxcb-1.10.tar.xz
  •  libxml2-2.9.1.tar.xz
  •  libxslt-1.1.28.tar.xz
  •  liero-1.35b2.tar.xz
  •  lilo-24.0.tar.xz
  •  lincity-1.13.1.tar.xz
  •  links-2.8.tar.xz
  •  lmarbles-1.0.8.tar.xz
  •  lpairs-1.0.4.tar.xz
  •  ltris-1.0.19.tar.xz
  •  lvm2-2.02.109.tar.xz
  •  mad-0.15.1b.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-bin-10.0.14.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-dat-10.0.14.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-lib-10.0.14.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-srv-10.0.14.tar.xz
  •  mc-4.8.12.tar.xz
  •  mencoder-svn-r37241.tar.xz
  •  mesa-10.2.6.tar.xz
  •  mikmod-3.3.7.tar.xz
  •  modules-core-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-ethernet-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-fs-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-gpu-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-sound-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-wifi-3.14.16-smp.tar.xz
  •  mpg123-1.20.1.tar.xz
  •  mplayer-svn-r37241.tar.xz
  •  msmtp-1.4.32.tar.xz
  •  mtdev-1.1.5.tar.xz
  •  mtools-4.0.18.tar.xz
  •  mucommander-0.9.0.tar.xz
  •  ncdu-1.10.tar.xz
  •  ncurses-5.9.tar.xz
  •  ndiswrapper-1.59.tar.xz
  •  nettle-2.7.1.tar.xz
  •  nettoe-1.5.1.tar.xz
  •  netwatch-1.3.0-1.tar.xz
  •  newt-0.52.17.tar.xz
  •  nmon-14i.tar.xz
  •  ntfs-3g-2014.2.15.tar.xz
  •  nwipe-0.16.tar.xz
  •  oneko-1.2.tar.xz
  •  openjpeg-1.5.2.tar.xz
  •  openjpeg-2.1.0.tar.xz
  •  openobex-1.7.1.tar.xz
  •  openssh-6.6p1.tar.xz
  •  openssl-1.0.1i.tar.xz
  •  p7zip
  •  partclone-0.2.69.tar.xz
  •  parted-3.2.tar.xz
  •  partimage-0.6.9.tar.xz
  •  pciutils-3.2.1.tar.xz
  •  pcre-8.35.tar.xz
  •  peazip-wine-5.4.1.tar.xz
  •  perl-5.20.0.tar.xz
  •  phear-0.5.1.tar.xz
  •  php-5.5.16.tar.xz
  •  pixman-0.32.6.tar.xz
  •  polipo-1.1.1.tar.xz
  •  popt-1.16.tar.xz
  •  ppp-2.4.7.tar.xz
  •  prboom-2.5.0.tar.xz
  •  pulseaudio-5.0.tar.xz
  •  putty-0.63.tar.xz
  •  putty-wine-0.63.tar.xz
  •  qastools-0.18.0.tar.xz
  •  qmmp-0.8.1.tar.xz
  •  qt-4.8.6.tar.xz
  •  qt-icu-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  qt-nox-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  qt-web-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  qt-x11-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  qtgames-10.0.tar.xz
  •  qupzilla-git-2014-07-20.tar.xz
  •  readline-6.3.tar.xz
  •  rocksndiamonds-3.3.1.2.tar.xz
  •  rsync-3.1.1.tar.xz
  •  rtorrent-0.9.4.tar.xz
  •  sdl-1.2.15.tar.xz
  •  sdlquake-1.0.9.tar.xz
  •  sed-4.2.2.tar.xz
  •  server-10.0.tar.xz
  •  shar-4.14.tar.xz
  •  shred-8.23.tar.xz
  •  slang-2.2.4.tar.xz
  •  smplayer-svn-r6288.tar.xz
  •  sol-1.0.7.tar.xz
  •  sox-14.4.1.tar.xz
  •  sqlite-3.8.6.tar.xz
  •  stunnel-5.04.tar.xz
  •  syslinux-6.02.tar.xz
  •  taglib-1.9.1.tar.xz
  •  tar-1.28.tar.xz
  •  tcpdump-4.6.2.tar.xz
  •  testdisk-6.14.tar.xz
  •  tiff-4.0.3.tar.xz
  •  timidity-2.14.0.tar.xz
  •  tor-0.2.4.24.tar.xz
  •  udev-216.tar.xz
  •  unetbootin-608.tar.xz
  •  unrar-5.1.6.tar.xz
  •  unzip-6.0.tar.xz
  •  usb-modeswitch-2.2.0.tar.xz
  •  usbutils-007.tar.xz
  •  util-linux-2.25.tar.xz
  •  vorbis-1.3.4.tar.xz
  •  vsftpd-3.0.2.tar.xz
  •  wallpapers-10.0.tar.xz
  •  wavemon-0.7.6.tar.xz
  •  wavpack-4.70.0.tar.xz
  •  wbar-2.3.4.tar.xz
  •  wget-1.15.tar.xz
  •  winboard-wine-4.7.3.tar.xz
  •  wine-1.7.25.tar.xz
  •  winscp-wine-5.5.4.tar.xz
  •  wireless-tools.29.tar.xz
  •  wpa-supplicant-2.2.tar.xz
  •  wvdial-1.61.tar.xz
  •  xcalendar-4.0.tar.xz
  •  xchat-wine-2.8.9.tar.xz
  •  xeyes-1.1.1.tar.xz
  •  xfe
  •  xgalaga-2.1.1.0.tar.xz
  •  xine-1.2.6.tar.xz
  •  xinput
  •  xjump-2.7.5.tar.xz
  •  xmahjongg-3.7.tar.xz
  •  xorg-bin-1.16.0.tar.xz
  •  xorg-dat-1.16.0.tar.xz
  •  xorg-drv-1.16.0.tar.xz
  •  xorg-lib-1.16.0.tar.xz
  •  xorriso-1.3.8.tar.xz
  •  xpaint-2.9.10.2.tar.xz
  •  xpdf-3.04.tar.xz
  •  xpenguins-2.2.tar.xz
  •  xsnow-1.42.tar.xz
  •  xterm-309.tar.xz
  •  xz-5.1.3.tar.xz
  •  zblast-1.3.tar.xz
  •  zgv-5.9.tar.xz
  •  zk-10.0.tar.xz
  •  zlib-1.2.8.tar.xz


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Version: 28.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-06-05
Votes: 0


About 4MLinux Version 29.0.
Internet > Gnome PPP does not detect Mobile Broadband 3G USB modem (like Huawei E3131). Problem with GNOME PPP application.
Too many apps (browsers Chrome, Firefox) to download. Not exactly ready out of the box OS. Needs tweaking.Great potencial.


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Version: 28.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-05-22
Votes: 7



Pros: very nice looking distro for the very low specs it runs on- comes with some older games out of the box, can download a few more from the net.
Runs in way less than 100 meg of idle ram (about 89 meg of ram).
Fast. Very very fast.
Does what it sets out to do and does that very well.

Cons: no LibreOffice/Firefox out of the box, but has the habilty to install those apps with few clicks (I didn't test this).
Very hard to add new software- it has no system package manager. If you want to run this OS as your main system and need anything more apps than those that come out of the box, try using Appimages or Flatpaks to run extra applications...

If you want to revive a very old 32 bits machine for some casual gamming or simple net browsing, it's a good OS.
If this distro had a "normal" package manager with would be a contender to antiX or Puppy Linux...


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Version: 14.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-04-28
Votes: 4


downloaded,burned the 14 version to cd//dvd,ran easily installed easily.Tried to download Firefox,it said it was downloaded,and made it my default browser. It never ran and opened.So had no choice but to use Chromium.No other browser would open! Added needed extensions to protect the browser, no problem.
Downloaded virtual box from the desktop options,ran it no problem.

Turned off the conky,3d and tor option, PC ran better. Couldn't fins extra downloadable software as other Linux has. Doesn't matter.
But when I updated and installed the 27-28 version I had sound via YouTube for 5 minutes then my sound disappeared! So had to reinstall,and didn't bother wit the update.All runs fine. Couldn't use the transmission torrent down loader as it kept saying the torrent name was too long etc.

Other than these issues I like this Linux OS.


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