4MLinux 20.0 has entered development at the beginning of September, when the Core edition was pushed to the Beta channels for early adopters, as well as for the 4MLinux developer to rebase all of his GNU/Linux distributions on the new system, which is now powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4.27 kernel fully patched against the “Dirty COW” vulnerability.
Probably the most important change in the 4MLinux 20.0 release is the implementation of new boot options that let users boot the GNU/Linux distro on both UEFI and Legacy BIOS PCs. 4MLinux 20.0 ships today with lots of up-to-date software components, including the latest LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 office suite, GIMP 2.8.18 image editor, aTunes 3.1.2 audio player, Mozilla Firefox 49.0.2 web browser, Dropbox 12.4.22 file sharing client, VLC Media Player 2.2.4, and MPlayer SVN-r37881 video player.
Software apps like Chromium 53.0.2785.143, Skype 220.127.116.11, Mozilla Thunderbird 45.4.0, Audacious 3.8, Mesa 12.0.1 3D Graphics Library, and Wine 1.9.20 are also pre-installed in 4MLinux 20.0, which ships with a powerful LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server running Apache 2.4.23, MariaDB 10.1.18, PHP 5.6.27, Perl 5.24.0, and Python 2.7.12.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht