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DistroWatch.com: 4MLinux

4MLinux

Last Update: 2017-03-18 22:08 UTC


4MLinux is a miniature 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).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 64 (192), 6 months: 59 (201), 3 months: 71 (191), 4 weeks: 67 (213), 1 week: 39 (328)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 2 review(s).


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

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 20.0
 • 2016-05-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 17.0
 • 2016-01-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 15.0
 • 2015-11-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 14.0
 • 2015-09-08: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 13.1
 • 2015-07-02: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 13.0
 • 2015-05-09: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 12.0
 • 2015-01-25: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 11.0
 • 2014-11-28: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 10.1
 • 2014-10-11: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 10.0
 • 2014-08-25: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.1
 • 2014-07-06: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.0
 • More 4MLinux releases...

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  • 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 22.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1
Release Date 2017-03-18 2016-11-01 2015-11-01 2015-03-22 2014-11-28 2014-08-24
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM
Package Management TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems            
Multilingual en en en en en en
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List   20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1

Full Package List:   4MLinux 20.0
  Number of packages: 329 (download as TXT)
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  •  7zip-16.03.tar.xz
  •  a52dec-0.7.4.tar.xz
  •  abuse-0.8.tar.xz
  •  acl-2.2.52.tar.xz
  •  adminer-4.2.5.tar.xz
  •  adwaita-icon-theme-3.16.2.1.tar.xz
  •  alien-20.0.tar.xz
  •  alsa-1.1.2.tar.xz
  •  apr-1.5.2.tar.tar.xz
  •  apulse-0.1.6.tar.xz
  •  arj-3.10.22.tar.xz
  •  asunder-2.8.tar.xz
  •  at-spi2-2.18.3.tar.xz
  •  aterm-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  atk-2.20.0.tar.xz
  •  attr-2.4.47.tar.xz
  •  audacious-3.8.tar.xz
  •  audacity-2.1.2.tar.xz
  •  audiofile-0.3.6.tar.xz
  •  aumix-2.9.1.tar.xz
  •  backup-20.0.tar.xz
  •  baka-mplayer-2.0.4.tar.xz
  •  bash-4.3.46.tar.xz
  •  bluez-5.41.tar.xz
  •  btrfs-progs-4.6.1.tar.xz
  •  busybox-1.21.1.tar.xz
  •  bzip2-1.0.6.tar.xz
  •  cairo-1.14.6.tar.xz
  •  cbatticon-1.6.4.tar.xz
  •  cdparanoia-III-10.2.tar.xz
  •  cdrkit-1.1.11.tar.xz
  •  cdw-0.8.1.tar.xz
  •  cgames-20.0.tar.xz
  •  chromium-0.9.13.tar.xz
  •  clamav-0.99.2.tar.xz
  •  conky-1.10.3.tar.xz
  •  converseen-0.9.2.tar.xz
  •  cpio-2.12.tar.xz
  •  curl-7.50.1.tar.xz
  •  db-6.2.23.tar.xz
  •  dbus-1.10.8.tar.xz
  •  dbus-glib-0.106.tar.xz
  •  dconf-0.26.0.tar.xz
  •  ddrescue-1.21.tar.xz
  •  dhcpcd-6.11.3.tar.xz
  •  djvulibre-3.5.27.tar.xz
  •  dosbox-0.74.tar.xz
  •  dosfstools-4.0.tar.xz
  •  dvd+rw-tools-7.1.tar.xz
  •  dvdshrink-3.2.tar.xz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.43.1.tar.xz
  •  efibootmgr-13.tar.xz
  •  eudev-3.2.tar.xz
  •  expat-2.1.1.tar.xz
  •  f2fs-tools-1.6.1.tar.xz
  •  faad2-2.7.tar.xz
  •  fbset-2.1.tar.xz
  •  feh-2.16.2.tar.xz
  •  ffmpeg-git-2016-07-31.tar.xz
  •  file-5.28.tar.xz
  •  file-roller-3.20.2.tar.xz
  •  filezilla-3.22.1.tar.xz
  •  firmware-20.0.tar.xz
  •  flac-1.3.1.tar.xz
  •  flburn_0.0.3.tar.xz
  •  fltk-1.3.3.tar.xz
  •  fltk-games-1.3.3.tar.xz
  •  fontconfig-2.11.1.tar.xz
  •  freetype-2.6.3.tar.xz
  •  fribidi-0.19.7.tar.xz
  •  fuse-2.9.5.tar.xz
  •  fuse-emulator-1.2.1.tar.xz
  •  galculator-2.1.4.tar.xz
  •  gcc-6.1.0.tar.xz
  •  gconf-3.2.6.tar.xz
  •  gdk-pixbuf-2.34.0.tar.xz
  •  gftp-2.0.19.tar.xz
  •  ghostscript-9.19.tar.xz
  •  gimp-2.8.18.tar.xz
  •  glib-bin-2.48.1.tar.xz
  •  glib-gio-2.48.1.tar.xz
  •  glib-lib-2.48.1.tar.xz
  •  glibc-2.23.tar.xz
  •  glibc-tz-2.23.tar.xz
  •  gltron-0.70.tar.xz
  •  glu-9.0.0.tar.xz
  •  gnome-bluetooth-3.20.0.tar.xz
  •  gnome-mplayer-1.0.9.tar.xz
  •  gnome-ppp-0.3.23.tar.xz
  •  gnuchess-6.2.2.tar.xz
  •  gnugo-3.8.tar.xz
  •  gnutls-3.4.14.tar.xz
  •  gpaint_0.3.3.tar.xz
  •  gpart-0.3.tar.xz
  •  gparted-0.26.1.tar.xz
  •  gpicview-0.2.5.tar.xz
  •  gpm-1.20.7.tar.xz
  •  gptfdisk-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  grsync-1.2.6.tar.xz
  •  grub-2.02-beta3.tar.xz
  •  gsmartcontrol-0.8.7.tar.xz
  •  gtk+-2.24.30.tar.xz
  •  gtk+-3.20.6.tar.xz
  •  gtkmm-2.24.4.tar.xz
  •  gvfs-1.26.3.tar.xz
  •  gzip-1.8.tar.xz
  •  harfbuzz-1.2.4.tar.xz
  •  help-20.0.tar.xz
  •  hexchat-2.12.1.tar.xz
  •  hfsprogs-332.25.tar.xz
  •  hfsutils-3.2.6.tar.xz
  •  hheretic-0.2.3.tar.xz
  •  hhexen-1.6.3.tar.xz
  •  htop-2.0.2.tar.xz
  •  httpd-2.4.23.tar.xz
  •  idesk-0.7.5.tar.xz
  •  iftop-1.0pre4.tar.xz
  •  imagemagick-6.9.5.tar.xz
  •  imlib2-1.4.9.tar.xz
  •  iptables-1.6.0.tar.xz
  •  iptraf-ng-1.1.4.tar.xz
  •  ir-0.53.tar.xz
  •  irssi-0.8.19.tar.xz
  •  isoinfo-1.1.11.tar.xz
  •  isomaster-1.3.13.tar.xz
  •  jake2-0.9.5.tar.xz
  •  jap-00.19.001.tar.xz
  •  jfsutils-1.1.15.tar.xz
  •  jimtcl-0.76.tar.xz
  •  jwm-2.3.6.tar.xz
  •  kbd-2.0.3.tar.xz
  •  kmod-23.tar.xz
  •  lame-3.99.5.tar.xz
  •  lamp-admin-20.0.tar.xz
  •  leafpad-0.8.18.1.tar.xz
  •  lha-1.14i.tar.xz
  •  libaacs-0.8.1.tar.xz
  •  libaio-0.3.110.tar.xz
  •  libass-0.13.0.tar.xz
  •  libbdplus-0.1.2.tar.xz
  •  libbluray-0.9.2.tar.xz
  •  libburn-1.4.4.tar.xz
  •  libcanberra-0.30.tar.xz
  •  libcap-2.25.tar.xz
  •  libcddb-1.3.2.tar.xz
  •  libcdio-0.93.tar.xz
  •  libcroco-0.6.11.tar.xz
  •  libcups-2.1.4.tar.xz
  •  libdevmapper-2.02.161.tar.xz
  •  libdrm-2.4.67.tar.xz
  •  libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.xz
  •  libdvdnav-5.0.3.tar.xz
  •  libdvdread-5.0.3.tar.xz
  •  libelf-0.166.tar.xz
  •  libepoxy-1.3.1.tar.xz
  •  libevdev-1.4.6.tar.xz
  •  libevent-2.0.22.tar.xz
  •  libexif-0.6.21.tar.xz
  •  libffi-3.2.1.tar.xz
  •  libgcrypt-1.7.2.tar.xz
  •  libglade-2.6.4.tar.xz
  •  libical-2.0.0.tar.xz
  •  libjpeg-turbo-1.5.0.tar.xz
  •  libmad-0.15.1b.tar.xz
  •  libmcrypt-2.5.8.tar.xz
  •  libnl-3.2.27.tar.xz
  •  libnotify-0.7.6.tar.xz
  •  libpcap-1.8.0.tar.xz
  •  libpng-1.6.23.tar.xz
  •  libproxy-0.4.12.tar.xz
  •  librsvg-2.40.16.tar.xz
  •  libsane-1.0.25.tar.xz
  •  libsigc++-2.8.0.tar.xz
  •  libsndfile-1.0.27.tar.xz
  •  libspectre-0.2.8.tar.xz
  •  libssh2-1.7.0.tar.xz
  •  libstatgrab-0.91.tar.xz
  •  libtool-2.4.6.tar.xz
  •  libusb-1.0.20.tar.xz
  •  libvorbis-1.3.5.tar.xz
  •  libxcb-1.11.1.tar.xz
  •  libxkbcommon-0.6.0.tar.xz
  •  libxml2-2.9.3.tar.xz
  •  libxslt-1.1.28.tar.xz
  •  lilo-24.2.tar.xz
  •  links-2.13.tar.xz
  •  lua-5.2.4.tar.xz
  •  lua-5.3.2.tar.xz
  •  lvm2-2.02.161.tar.xz
  •  lxinput-0.3.5.tar.xz
  •  lxrandr-0.3.1.tar.xz
  •  lz4-r131.tar.xz
  •  lzlib-1.8.tar.xz
  •  lzo-2.09.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-bin-10.1.18.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-dat-10.1.18.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-lib-10.1.18.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-srv-10.1.18.tar.xz
  •  mc-4.8.18.tar.xz
  •  mesa-12.0.1.tar.xz
  •  minigrub-20.0.tar.xz
  •  modules-core-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-ethernet-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-fs-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-gpu-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-sound-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-wifi-4.4.27-smp.tar.xz
  •  mpg123-1.23.6.tar.xz
  •  mplayer-svn-r37881.tar.xz
  •  mpv-0.18.1.tar.xz
  •  mtdev-1.1.5.tar.xz
  •  mtools-4.0.18.tar.xz
  •  mucommander-0.9.0.tar.xz
  •  ncdu-1.11.tar.xz
  •  ncurses-5.9.tar.xz
  •  ncurses-6.0.tar.xz
  •  nettle-3.2.tar.xz
  •  netwatch-1.3.1-2.tar.xz
  •  newt-0.52.19.tar.xz
  •  nilfs-utils-2.2.4.tar.xz
  •  nmon-16f.tar.xz
  •  notification-daemon-3.18.2.tar.xz
  •  ntfs-3g-2016.2.22.tar.xz
  •  nwipe-0.17.tar.xz
  •  openobex-1.7.2.tar.xz
  •  openssh-cli-7.3p1.tar.xz
  •  openssh-srv-7.3p1.tar.xz
  •  openssl-1.0.2h.tar.xz
  •  openssl-bin-1.0.2h.tar.xz
  •  os-prober-1.71.tar.xz
  •  osmo-0.2.14.tar.xz
  •  p7zip-16.02.tar.xz
  •  pango-1.40.1.tar.xz
  •  partclone-0.2.89.tar.xz
  •  parted-3.2.tar.xz
  •  partimage-0.6.9.tar.xz
  •  pciutils-3.5.1.tar.xz
  •  pcmanfm-1.2.4.tar.xz
  •  pcmciautils-018.tar.xz
  •  pcre-8.38.tar.xz
  •  perl-5.24.0.tar.xz
  •  php-5.6.27.tar.xz
  •  pixman-0.34.0.tar.xz
  •  polipo-1.1.1.tar.xz
  •  poppler-0.46.0.tar.xz
  •  popt-1.16.tar.xz
  •  postfix-3.1.3.tar.xz
  •  ppp-2.4.7.tar.xz
  •  prboom-2.5.0.tar.xz
  •  putty-0.67.tar.xz
  •  putty-gui-0.67.tar.xz
  •  qastools-0.21.0.tar.xz
  •  qpdfview-0.4.16.tar.xz
  •  qt-4.8.7.tar.xz
  •  qt-5.7.0.tar.xz
  •  readline-6.3.tar.xz
  •  refind-0.10.3.tar.xz
  •  reiser4progs-1.1.0.tar.xz
  •  reiserfsprogs-3.6.25.tar.xz
  •  rsync-3.1.2.tar.xz
  •  sdl-1.2.15.tar.xz
  •  sdlquake-1.0.9.tar.xz
  •  serf-1.3.8.tar.xz
  •  server-20.0.tar.xz
  •  shared-mime-info-1.6.tar.xz
  •  slang-2.3.0.tar.xz
  •  smartmontools-6.5.tar.xz
  •  smplayer-svn-r8059.tar.xz
  •  smtube-16.7.2.tar.xz
  •  sox-14.4.2.tar.xz
  •  sqlite-3.13.0.tar.xz
  •  stunnel-5.35.tar.xz
  •  supertux-0.1.3.tar.xz
  •  sylpheed-3.5.1.tar.xz
  •  sysfsutils-2.1.0.tar.xz
  •  syslinux-6.03.tar.xz
  •  taglib-1.10.tar.xz
  •  tango-icon-theme-0.8.90.tar.xz
  •  tar-1.29.tar.xz
  •  tdb-1.3.8.tar.xz
  •  testdisk-7.0.tar.xz
  •  tiff-4.0.6.tar.xz
  •  tigervnc-1.6.0.tar.xz
  •  timidity-2.14.0.tar.xz
  •  tor-0.2.8.6.tar.xz
  •  transmission-2.92.tar.xz
  •  tuxracer-0.61.tar.xz
  •  twolame-0.3.13.tar.xz
  •  uget-2.0.8.tar.xz
  •  unetbootin-625.tar.xz
  •  unrar-5.4.3.tar.xz
  •  unzip-6.0.tar.xz
  •  usb-modeswitch-2.4.0.tar.xz
  •  usbutils-008.tar.xz
  •  util-linux-2.28.tar.xz
  •  vlc-2.2.4.tar.xz
  •  vsftpd-3.0.3.tar.xz
  •  wallpapers-20.0.tar.xz
  •  wavemon-0.8.0.tar.xz
  •  wavpack-4.80.0.tar.xz
  •  wbar-2.3.4.tar.xz
  •  wget-1.18.tar.xz
  •  wine-1.9.20.tar.xz
  •  winscp-5.9.2.tar.xz
  •  wireless-tools.29.tar.xz
  •  wpa-gui-2.5.tar.xz
  •  wpa-supplicant-2.5.tar.xz
  •  wvdial-1.61.tar.xz
  •  wxcam-1.1.tar.xz
  •  xarchiver-0.5.4.7.tar.xz
  •  xboard-4.9.0.tar.xz
  •  xcb-util-0.4.0.tar.xz
  •  xdialog-2.3.1.tar.xz
  •  xfsprogs-4.5.0.tar.xz
  •  xgames-20.0.tar.xz
  •  xinput_calibrator-0.7.5.tar.xz
  •  xorg-bin-1.18.4.tar.xz
  •  xorg-dat-1.18.4.tar.xz
  •  xorg-drv-1.18.4.tar.xz
  •  xorg-lib-1.18.4.tar.xz
  •  xorg-srv-1.18.4.tar.xz
  •  xterm-325.tar.xz
  •  xtoys-20.0.tar.xz
  •  xtrlock-2.7.tar.xz
  •  xwit-3.4.tar.xz
  •  xz-5.2.2.tar.xz
  •  zgv-5.9.tar.xz
  •  zk-20.0.tar.xz
  •  zlib-1.2.8.tar.xz


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Version: 20.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-01-25
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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.


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Version: 20.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-02-21
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Zippy but not the most user-friendly. I like the default dark theme.


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