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This thread is for tracking the development of the 4MLinux 21 series.
4MLinux 21.0 Core BETA released.
This is a core system (only a few MB in size) for the 4MLinux 21.0 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.4.30, GNU C Library 2.24, and BusyBox 1.25.0. The 4MLinux 21.0 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 6.1.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture.
4MLinux 21.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages, including a major change in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.24.
November 2016 -> beta
March 2017 -> stable
July 2017 -> old stable
November 2017 -> EOL
Antivirus Live CD 21.0-0.99.2 available for download.
Antivirus Live CD is an official 4MLinux fork including the ClamAV scanner. It's designed for users who need a lightweight live CD, which will help them to protect their computers against viruses. The latest version 21.0-0.99.2 is based on 4MLinux 21.0 and ClamAV 0.99.2.
4MRecover is a small live CD designed for data recovery. It's a part of 4MRescueKit, which in turn is one of the three main 4MLinux releases available for download. This version includes TestDisk 7.0 and it uses 4MLinux 21.0 as the base system.
BakAndImgCD is an official 4MLinux fork, which has been designed to perform the following two tasks: data backup (the supported filesystems are: btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, f2fs, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, nilfs2, ntfs, reiser4, reiserfs, and xfs) and disk imaging (using Partimage, Partclone, and GNU ddrescue). This release is based on the 4MLinux Backup Scripts 21.0.
4MParted is a very small live CD designed for disk partitioning. It's a part of 4MRescueKit, which in turn is one of the three main 4MLinux releases available for download. This version includes GParted 0.26.1 and it uses 4MLinux 21.0 as the base system.
TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is a lightweight server suite distributed as a live CD. This release is based on the 4MLinux Server 21.0, meaning that the components of the LAMP server are now: Linux 4.4.30, Apache 2.4.25, MariaDB 10.1.21, and PHP 5.6.30. This is the first TheSSS release that includes the lftp utility (v. 4.7.5).
4MRescueKit provides its users with software for antivirus protection, data backup, disk partitioning, and data recovery. It is distributed in the form of a multiboot CD, which includes four (extremely small) operating systems.
This release has Antivirus Live CD 21.0-0.99.2, BakAndImgCD 21.0, 4MParted 21.0, and 4MRecover 21.0.
The status of the 4MLinux 21.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Create your documents with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 and GIMP 2.8.20, share them using DropBox 19.4.13, surf the Internet with Firefox 51.0.1 and Chromium 56.0.2924.76, stay in touch with your friends via Skype 18.104.22.168 and Thunderbird 45.7.1, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.8.2 and aTunes 3.1.2, watch your favorite videos with MPlayer SVN-r37889 and VLC 2.2.4, play games with Mesa 13.0.4/Wine 2.2 support enabled. You can also setup the 4MLinux LAMP Server (Linux 4.4.44, Apache 2.4.25, MariaDB 10.1.21, PHP 5.6.30 and PHP 7.0.15). Perl 5.24.0 and Python 2.7.12 are also available.
4MLinux now supports Windows shares (CIFS is available out of the box, while Samba client can be found on the 4MLinux installation CD). The proprietary drivers set is wider than ever and it includes: AMD (Crimson and FirePro), NVIDIA (both mainline and legacy), and Broadcom (WiFi driver). The new (easy to notice) programs in user space are: LXTerminal (terminal emulator with full UTF support), Xpad (sticky notes application), and AlsaPlayer (music player). And finally, PHP7 has been added to the 4MLinux LAMP Server.
This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channel. The release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.56. Additionally, some popular programs (Audacity, Chromium, Firefox, SMTube) have been updated, too. 4MLinux 21.1 includes the updated apulse package (backported from 4MLinux 22.0) to fix the problem with sound in the Firefox 52 series.
You can update your 4MLinux by executing the "zk update" command in your terminal (fully automatic process).