Today, June 20, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki proudly informed Softpedia about the general availability of a Beta release of his upcoming 4MRescueKit 18.0 Live CD project.

For those of you not in the known, 4MRescueKit is a collection of popular Live CDs based on the independent 4MLinux operating system and designed for those who want the easiest to use tools for either backing up data, recovering lost partitions and data, cleaning PCs for viruses, as well as partitioning disk drives.

Therefore, 4MRescueKit 18.0 includes Antivirus Live CD 18.0-0.99.2 based on Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) for cleaning PCs for viruses and other malware, BakAndImgCD 18.0 based on Partimage/Partclone for cloning disk drivers and GNU ddrescue backup data, as well as GParted-based 4MParted 18.0 for partitioning disk drives.

Additionally, the 4MRescueKit 18.0 project also comes with 4MRecover 18.0, which can be used for recovering lost partitions and data from damaged disks, including HDD or any other type of SD card. 4MRecover uses the well-known TestDisk 7.0 and PhotoRec 7.0 utilities.

We like to call 4MRescueKit a distrolette, because it’s not an operating system. It’s a collection of other small Live CDs that can be used to fulfill various system administration tasks. It is distributed in the form of a multiboot ISO image, which can be used independent of a computer operating system.

The Beta of 4MRescueKit 18.0 is available for download right now via our website if you want to give it a try, but please try to keep in mind that this is Beta-quality software, which means that some issues might be present. Therefore, we don’t recommend using it in production environments.

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