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4MLinux


Last Update: 2024-03-18 00:11 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). The distribution includes support for booting on UEFI-enabled machines.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 70 (145), 6 months: 70 (152), 3 months: 86 (116), 4 weeks: 74 (134), 1 week: 100 (83)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 6 review(s).


4MLinux Summary
Distribution 4MLinux
Home Page https://4mlinux.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-03-18: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 45.0
 • 2023-11-30: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 44.0
 • 2023-07-28: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 43.0
 • 2023-04-10: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 42.0
 • 2022-12-04: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 41.0
 • 2022-07-30: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 40.0
 • 2022-03-26: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 39.0
 • 2021-11-30: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 38.0
 • 2021-08-01: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 37.0
 • 2021-03-28: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 36.0
 • 2020-12-25: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 35.0
 • 2020-09-19: Distribution Release: 4MLinux 34.0
 • More 4MLinux releases...

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Feature 45.0 44.0 38.1 37.0 35.0 31.0 27.0 23.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 9.1 Feature
Release Date 2024-03-18 2023-11-29 2022-01-30 2020-12-25 2019-12-15 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 10-1300 10-1300 10-1100 10-900 700-900 1100-1300 1100-1200           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO 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 Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM 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 TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ TAR.XZ Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Init Software
Journaled File Systems                         Journaled File Systems
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Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 45.0 44.0   37.0 35.0 31.0 27.0 23.0 20.0 14.0 11.1 10.1 Full Package List

Full Package List:   4MLinux 14.0
  Number of packages: 304 (download as TXT)
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  •  7zip-15.06.tar.xz
  •  a52dec-0.7.4.tar.xz
  •  abuse-0.8.tar.xz
  •  acl-2.2.52.tar.xz
  •  adminer-4.2.2.tar.xz
  •  adwaita-icon-theme-3.16.2.1.tar.xz
  •  alien-14.0.tar.xz
  •  alsa-1.0.29.tar.xz
  •  apr-1.5.2.tar.tar.xz
  •  apr-util-1.5.4.tar.xz
  •  apulse-0.1.6.tar.xz
  •  arj-3.10.22.tar.xz
  •  asunder-2.7.tar.xz
  •  aterm-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  atk-2.16.0.tar.xz
  •  at-spi2-atk.2.17.1.tar.xz
  •  attr-2.4.47.tar.xz
  •  audacious-3.6.2.tar.xz
  •  aumix-2.9.1.tar.xz
  •  backup-14.0.tar.xz
  •  baka-mplayer-2.0.3.tar.xz
  •  bash-4.3.39.tar.xz
  •  bluez-5.33.tar.xz
  •  btrfs-progs-4.1.2.tar.xz
  •  bzip2-1.0.6.tar.xz
  •  cairo-1.14.2.tar.xz
  •  cdparanoia-III-10.2.tar.xz
  •  cdrtools-3.01a30.tar.xz
  •  cdw-0.8.0.tar.xz
  •  cgames-14.0.tar.xz
  •  chromium-0.9.13.tar.xz
  •  clamav-0.98.7.tar.xz
  •  conky-1.10.1.tar.xz
  •  converseen-0.9.2.tar.xz
  •  coreutils-8.24.tar.xz
  •  cpio-2.11.tar.xz
  •  curl-7.44.0.tar.xz
  •  dbus-1.9.20.tar.xz
  •  dbus-glib-0.104.tar.xz
  •  dconf-0.24.0.tar.xz
  •  ddrescue-1.19.tar.xz
  •  dhcpcd-6.9.1.tar.xz
  •  diff-3.3.tar.xz
  •  dosbox-0.74.tar.xz
  •  dosfstools-3.0.28.tar.xz
  •  dvd+rw-tools-7.1.tar.xz
  •  dvdshrink-3.2.tar.xz
  •  e2fsprogs-1.42.12.tar.xz
  •  eudev-3.1.2.tar.xz
  •  expat-2.1.0.tar.xz
  •  f2fs-tools-1.4.1.tar.xz
  •  faad2-2.7.tar.xz
  •  fbset-2.1.tar.xz
  •  ffmpeg-git-2015-08-01.tar.xz
  •  file-5.24.tar.xz
  •  find-4.4.2.tar.xz
  •  firmware-14.0.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.tar.xz
  •  fribidi-0.19.7.tar.xz
  •  fuse-2.9.3.tar.xz
  •  galculator-2.1.3.tar.xz
  •  gawk-4.1.3.tar.xz
  •  gcc-5.2.0.tar.xz
  •  gconf-3.2.6.tar.xz
  •  gdk-pixbuf-2.30.8.tar.xz
  •  glib-bin-2.44.1.tar.xz
  •  glibc-2.21.tar.xz
  •  glib-gio-2.44.1.tar.xz
  •  glib-lib-2.44.1.tar.xz
  •  gltron-0.70.tar.xz
  •  gnome-bluetooth-3.16.1.tar.xz
  •  gnome-mplayer-1.0.8.tar.xz
  •  gnome-ppp-0.3.23.tar.xz
  •  gnuchess-6.2.1.tar.xz
  •  gnugo-3.8.tar.xz
  •  gnutls-3.3.16.tar.xz
  •  gpart-0.2.2.tar.xz
  •  gparted-0.23.0.tar.xz
  •  gpicview-0.2.4.tar.xz
  •  gpm-1.20.7.tar.xz
  •  gptfdisk-1.0.0.tar.xz
  •  grep-2.21.tar.xz
  •  gsmartcontrol-0.8.7.tar.xz
  •  gtk+-2.24.28.tar.xz
  •  gtk+-3.16.6.tar.xz
  •  gtkmm-2.24.4.tar.xz
  •  gvfs-1.24.1.tar.xz
  •  gzip-1.6.tar.xz
  •  harfbuzz-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  hdparm-9.48.tar.xz
  •  help-14.0.tar.xz
  •  help-sms.14.0.tar.xz
  •  hexchat-2.10.2.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-1.0.3.tar.xz
  •  httpd-2.4.17.tar.xz
  •  idesk-0.7.5.tar.xz
  •  iftop-1.0pre4.tar.xz
  •  imagemagick-6.9.1.tar.xz
  •  imlib2-1.4.6.tar.xz
  •  iptables-1.4.21.tar.xz
  •  iptraf-ng-1.1.4.tar.xz
  •  irssi-0.8.17.tar.xz
  •  isoinfo-3.01a30.tar.xz
  •  isomaster-1.3.13.tar.xz
  •  jake2-0.9.5.tar.xz
  •  jap-00.19.001.tar.xz
  •  jemalloc-3.6.0.tar.xz
  •  jfsutils-1.1.15.tar.xz
  •  jwm-2.3.2.tar.xz
  •  kbd-1.15.3.tar.xz
  •  kmod-21.tar.xz
  •  lame-3.99.5.tar.xz
  •  lamp-admin-14.0.tar.xz
  •  leafpad-0.8.18.1.tar.xz
  •  less-481.tar.xz
  •  lha-1.14i.tar.xz
  •  libaacs-0.8.1.tar.xz
  •  libaio-0.3.110.tar.xz
  •  libass-0.12.3.tar.xz
  •  libbdplus-0.1.2.tar.xz
  •  libbluray-0.8.1.tar.xz
  •  libburn-1.4.0.tar.xz
  •  libcap-2.24.tar.xz
  •  libcddb-1.3.2.tar.xz
  •  libcdio-0.93.tar.xz
  •  libcroco-0.6.8.tar.xz
  •  libcups-2.0.4.tar.xz
  •  libdevmapper-2.02.121.tar.xz
  •  libdrm-2.4.61.tar.xz
  •  libdvdcss-1.3.0.tar.xz
  •  libdvdnav-5.0.3.tar.xz
  •  libdvdread-5.0.3.tar.xz
  •  libelf-0.8.13.tar.xz
  •  libepoxy-1.3.1.tar.xz
  •  libevdev-1.3.1.tar.xz
  •  libevent-2.0.22.tar.xz
  •  libexif-0.6.21.tar.xz
  •  libffi-3.2.1.tar.xz
  •  libgcrypt-1.6.3.tar.xz
  •  libglade-2.6.4.tar.xz
  •  libical-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  libisofs-1.4.0.tar.xz
  •  libjpeg-turbo-1.4.1.tar.xz
  •  libmcrypt-2.5.8.tar.xz
  •  libnl-1.1.4.tar.xz
  •  libpcd-1.0.1.tar.xz
  •  libpng-1.2.43.tar.xz
  •  libpng-1.6.18.tar.xz
  •  librsvg-2.40.9.tar.xz
  •  libsane-1.0.24.tar.xz
  •  libsndfile-1.0.25.tar.xz
  •  libssh2-1.5.0.tar.xz
  •  libstatgrab-0.91.tar.xz
  •  libtool-2.4.5.tar.xz
  •  libusb-1.0.19.tar.xz
  •  libxaw3d-1.6.2.tar.xz
  •  libxcb-1.11.tar.xz
  •  libxml2-2.9.2.tar.xz
  •  libxslt-1.1.28.tar.xz
  •  lilo-24.1.tar.xz
  •  links-2.10.tar.xz
  •  lua-5.2.4.tar.xz
  •  lua-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  lvm2-2.02.121.tar.xz
  •  lxrandr-0.3.0.tar.xz
  •  lzo-2.09.tar.xz
  •  mad-0.15.1b.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-bin-10.1.8.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-dat-10.1.8.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-lib-10.1.8.tar.xz
  •  mariadb-srv-10.1.8.tar.xz
  •  mc-4.8.14.tar.xz
  •  mesa-10.6.5.tar.xz
  •  modules-core-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-ethernet-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-fs-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-gpu-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-sound-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  modules-wifi-3.18.21-smp.tar.xz
  •  mpg123-1.22.4.tar.xz
  •  mplayer-svn-r37443.tar.xz
  •  mpv-0.11.0.tar.xz
  •  msmtp-1.6.2.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
  •  ndiswrapper-1.59.tar.xz
  •  nettle-3.1.1.tar.xz
  •  netwatch-1.3.0-1.tar.xz
  •  newt-0.52.18.tar.xz
  •  nilfs-utils-2.2.3.tar.xz
  •  nmon-15g.tar.xz
  •  ntfs-3g-2015.3.14.tar.xz
  •  nwipe-0.17.tar.xz
  •  openobex-1.7.1.tar.xz
  •  openssh-cli-7.1p1.tar.xz
  •  openssh-srv-7.1p1.tar.xz
  •  openssl-1.0.2d.tar.xz
  •  openssl-bin-1.0.2d.tar.xz
  •  osmo-0.2.14.tar.xz
  •  p7zip-9.38.1.tar.xz
  •  pango-1.36.8.tar.xz
  •  partclone-0.2.80.tar.xz
  •  parted-3.2.tar.xz
  •  partimage-0.6.9.tar.xz
  •  patch-2.7.5.tar.xz
  •  pciutils-3.3.1.tar.xz
  •  pcmanfm-1.2.3.tar.xz
  •  pcre-8.36.tar.xz
  •  perl-5.22.0.tar.xz
  •  php-5.6.14.tar.xz
  •  pixman-0.32.6.tar.xz
  •  polipo-1.1.1.tar.xz
  •  poppler-0.35.0.tar.xz
  •  popt-1.16.tar.xz
  •  ppp-2.4.7.tar.xz
  •  prboom-2.5.0.tar.xz
  •  putty-0.65.tar.xz
  •  putty-gui-0.65.tar.xz
  •  qastools-0.18.1.tar.xz
  •  qpdfview-0.4.15.tar.xz
  •  qt-nox-4.8.7.tar.xz
  •  qt-nox-5.5.0.tar.xz
  •  qt-x11-4.8.7.tar.xz
  •  qt-x11-5.5.0.tar.xz
  •  readline-6.3.tar.xz
  •  reiser4progs-1.0.9.tar.xz
  •  reiserfsprogs-3.6.24.tar.xz
  •  rfkill-0.5.tar.xz
  •  rsync-3.1.1.tar.xz
  •  sdl-1.2.15.tar.xz
  •  sdlquake-1.0.9.tar.xz
  •  sed-4.2.2.tar.xz
  •  server-14.0.tar.xz
  •  shared-mime-info-1.4.tar.xz
  •  slang-2.3.0.tar.xz
  •  smartmontools-6.4.tar.xz
  •  smplayer-svn-r7135.tar.xz
  •  smtube-15.9.0.tar.xz
  •  sox-14.4.2.tar.xz
  •  stunnel-5.22.tar.xz
  •  supertux-0.1.3.tar.xz
  •  sylpheed-3.4.3.tar.xz
  •  syslinux-6.03.tar.xz
  •  taglib-1.9.1.tar.xz
  •  tango-icon-theme-0.8.90.tar.xz
  •  tar-1.28.tar.xz
  •  tcpdump-4.7.3.tar.xz
  •  testdisk-7.0.tar.xz
  •  tiff-4.0.4.tar.xz
  •  tigervnc-1.5.0.tar.xz
  •  timidity-2.14.0.tar.xz
  •  tor-0.2.6.9.tar.xz
  •  transmission-2.84.tar.xz
  •  tuxracer-0.61.tar.xz
  •  unetbootin-613.tar.xz
  •  unrar-5.3.1.tar.xz
  •  unzip-6.0.tar.xz
  •  usb-modeswitch-2.2.5.tar.xz
  •  usbutils-008.tar.xz
  •  util-linux-2.26.2.tar.xz
  •  vlc-2.2.1.tar.xz
  •  vorbis-1.3.5.tar.xz
  •  vsftpd-3.0.3.tar.xz
  •  wallpapers-14.0.tar.xz
  •  wavemon-0.7.6.tar.xz
  •  wavpack-4.75.0.tar.xz
  •  wbar-2.3.4.tar.xz
  •  wget-1.16.3.tar.xz
  •  wine-1.7.51.tar.xz
  •  winscp-5.7.5.tar.xz
  •  wireless-tools.29.tar.xz
  •  wpa-gui-2.4.tar.xz
  •  wpa-supplicant-2.4.tar.xz
  •  wvdial-1.61.tar.xz
  •  xarchiver-0.5.4.tar.xz
  •  xboard-4.8.0.tar.xz
  •  xfsprogs-3.2.4.tar.xz
  •  xgames-14.0.tar.xz
  •  xinput_calibrator-0.7.5.tar.xz
  •  xorg-bin-1.17.2.tar.xz
  •  xorg-dat-1.17.2.tar.xz
  •  xorg-drv-1.17.2.tar.xz
  •  xorg-lib-1.17.2.tar.xz
  •  xterm-318.tar.xz
  •  xtoys-14.0.tar.xz
  •  xtrlock-2.7.tar.xz
  •  xz-5.2.1.tar.xz
  •  youtube-dl-2015.07.21.tar.xz
  •  zgv-5.9.tar.xz
  •  zk-14.0.tar.xz
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Version: 44.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-02-13
Votes: 8


This is a rating and my impressions for the version 45.0, 64bit (and not for version 44.0) which I downloaded from the website. It installs in about 30 seconds from Ventoy. Ram usage is relatively high, at about 2.1GB, because everything probably is loaded into ram. The CPU usage is extremely low when compared to every other Linux distribution I have tried and is very similar to Windows when watching YouTube videos on the latest Firefox. Shut down is extremely fast, which is about 2 seconds. The only reason why I cannot use it as an experimental daily driver is because it does not recognize encrypted media, and thence does not prompt for a password for me to open the USB drive. If not for this, I would have installed and given a more comprehensive impression on this quaint and extremely low on CPU resources Linux operating system. Till the glitch is sorted, I shall continue with Devuaan and wattOS as a daily driver on two different desktops.


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Version: 42.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-04-16
Votes: 13


Without question, this is definetly my all time favorite independent Linux distro. It has everything I need from a totally minimalist desktop. I love JWM, and the way this distro looks is beautiful. This distro is very fast. Has up to date Kernal, up to date Firefox (available), the newest version of Libreoffice (available), and very old, but playable games. No package manager, but has lots of software through the extensions, and it installs in less than 2 minutes. The website isn't the best, but it's informative, and lets you know what to do.


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Version: 39.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2022-04-04
Votes: 16


Needs build tools included.

ie: DKMS ,build-essential ,make ,e.tc.

Yet another distro with no way of building my wifi driver from the rtl88x2bu.zip file i have.


Oh well ,apart from that , a nice looking small relase that seems to run well on low power machines.

Didn't spend much time with it due to no internet.



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