4MLinux 11.1 Delivers Maintenance, Miniserver, Multimedia and Mystery

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-02-06

Looking for a bit of mystery from your Linux distribution? 4MLinux delivers just that—and much more. In fact, the four M's in its name stand for maintenance, miniserver, multimedia and mystery—the four elements that the distribution delivers. The "mystery" actually refers to gaming, which is a component of 4MLinux. This is not your average Linux distribution in other areas as well. Many Linux distributions in the market today are based on larger community Linux distributions. For example, many distributions use Ubuntu as a base, and Ubuntu itself is based on the upstream Debian Linux project. That's not the case with 4MLinux, however, as it's not based on another Linux distribution. Many Linux distributions also tend to favor GNOME or KDE as the default desktop, but not 4MLinux. 4MLinux leverages Joe's Window Manager (JWM) as its default desktop environment. 4MLinux is available in several editions, including an Allinone Edition and 4MRescueKit, which focuses on the maintenance capabilities. 4MLinux 11.0 Allinone and 4MRescueKit were released on Jan. 24, while 4MLinux 11.1 beta Allinone was released on Feb. 1. In this slide show, eWEEK examines the key features in the new 4MLinux 11.1 Allinone update.


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