I have been using 4MLinux for a couple years now and it provides everything I need.
Downloading, iso to usb and installing is easy and fast, even if you add the time it takes to install Firefox, Skype, Printdrivers, (addon) it still takes less time then installing Lubuntu for instance.
I recently bought a refurbished HP6730b laptop, and 4mlinux runs beautifully.
This is also a great distro if you want to challenge yourself in learning more about Linux.
However, getting started with 4M is easy peasy, so don't let this learning curve scare you.
There is no package installer, it has its own way of doing things, addons and the script.
It is probably, I repeat, probably, the safest OS, next to Puppy Linux, however, the Firewall is off
by default. Should be on, perhaps.
I love the absence of the unnecessary inlog screen.
Firefos runs fast!
What more is there to add?
Just give it a try, support is great with a personal touch, just drop a line on
Version: 22.0 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-07-04 Votes: 2
Installed and ran fast on old PC. I have been able to accomplish everything I have needed to do on this small Linux distro.
Version: 20.0 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-05-08 Votes: 7
On old pc's that wont't run ubuntu based distro's this still works.
Great to play old ms-dos games on :D
Version: 20.0 Rating: 7 Date: 2017-02-21 Votes: 0
Zippy but not the most user-friendly. I like the default dark theme.
My experience with 4M was overall favorable despite not supporting wireless keyboards and mice. I was quick to realize why the distro appears so small at download as I spent the next hours downloading the files and programs it boasts to entice the prospective user. The developers put a lot of time and effort into this work as the install was smooth and trouble free. I always appreciate that. If you are looking for a FUN experience with Linux, give 4M a try.