Linux News Today: 4MLinux 16.0 Beta Has LibreOffice 5, Audacious 3.7, Skype 4.3 and Linux Kernel 4.1.13 LTS
GNU/Linux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta build of the upcoming 4MLinux 16.0 computer operating system.
At the end of last week, we’ve announced the release of the 4MLinux 16.0 Core Edition, on which all the other flavors from the 4MLinux project are based on, including 4MLinux itself, which today has been made available for download as version 16.0 Beta, for those who wish to take it for a spin and discover the new features.
Talking about the new features, we can tell you that 4MLinux 16.0 Beta comes with some of the latest, most stable and modern GNU/Linux applications, such as the LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 office suite, Mozilla Firefox 43.0.4 web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1 email and news client, as well as Audacious 3.7 audio players.
The aTunes 3.1.2 audio player, MPlayer SVN-r37557 and VLC Media Player 2.2.1 video players are also included. This Beta release of 4MLinux 16.0 also comes with various popular and free apps, such as the Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106 web browser, Skype 184.108.40.206 VoIP client, and Dropbox 3.12.6 file sharing client.
“4MLinux 16.0 is ready for testing. Create your documents with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 and share them using DropBox 3.12.6, surf the Internet with Firefox 43.0.4 and Chrome 47.0.2526.106, stay in touch with your friends via Skype 18.104.22.168 and Thunderbird 38.5.1, enjoy your music collection with Audacious 3.7 and aTunes 3.1.2,” said Mr. Konojacki.
The 4MLinux LAMP Server was updated as well
Another interesting thing that was changed in the 4MLinux 16.0 Beta release is the 4MLinux LAMP Server component, which has been updated to run the latest and most advanced server technologies, among which we can mention Apache 2.4.18, PHP 5.6.16, Perl 5.22.0, Python 2.7.11, MariaDB 10.1.9, and Linux kernel 4.1.13 LTS.
Last but not least, the graphics stack has been updated as well in 4MLinux 16.0 Beta, and it now includes the powerful X.Org Server 1.18.0 and Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library components. You can download 4MLinux 16.0 Beta right now from Softpedia and take it for a test drive. However, please note that it is not a final product.