Linux News Today: 4MLinux 16.0 Enters Beta, Core Edition Uses GCC 5.3.0 and Linux Kernel 4.1.13 LTS
A few minutes ago, January 10, we’ve received an email from Zbigniew Konojacki, the creator of the 4MLinux project, where he informs us about the immediate availability for download of the Beta release of the upcoming 4MLinux 16.0 operating system.
Yes, 4MLinux 16.0 has entered development, starting today, and the Core edition of the project has been released to testers worldwide, bringing the latest GNU/Linux technologies, such as GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.3.0, GNU C Library (GLib) 2.22, BusyBox 1.24.1, and, of course, Linux kernel 4.1.13 LTS.
“This is a core system (only a few MB in size) for the 4MLinux 16.0 series. The system includes: the Linux kernel 4.1.13, GNU C Library 2.22, and BusyBox 1.24.1. The 4MLinux 16.0 series uses GNU Compiler Collection 5.3.0 to compile programs designed for the i686 architecture,” says Zbigniew Konojacki in the email.
Only the Core edition of the 4MLinux operating system is now ready for testing, on which will be used by Mr. Konojacki to build all the rest of the 4MLinux flavors, including, but not limited to, 4MLinux, 4MRescueKit, 4MParted, 4MRecover, BakAndImgCD, Antivirus Live CD, and TheSSS.
Therefore, if you’re one of those who follow the development cycle of the 4MLinux project, you can download 4MLinux 16.0 Core Beta right now via Softpedia and test the distribution on your computer. However, please try to keep in mind that it supports only 32-bit (i686) hardware and it’s not ready for production use.