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Domain renewals
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How much should you donate? Any amount you wish. No matter how large or small it goes to the project. We also take hardware donations as well. Contact support@pc-opensystems.com for details. We thank you for your support.







Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly 258 Released

Today we are releasing Weekly 258 which is our newest developmental release before we continue there will be a few announcements going forward.

GNOME3 will be our default desktop going forward.  We will still supply XFCE and Mate as alternative desktops.

All of our weekly's going forward will be based on GNOME3.

Weekly 258 is based on the Mate Desktop and includes the following updates

kernel 4.8.0-46
bind9-host
dnsmasq-base
dnsutils
gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0
gir1.2-webkit2-4.0
libbind9-140
libdns-export162
libdns162
libisc-export160
libisc160
libisccc140
libisccfg140
libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18
liblwres141
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2

We have also enabled Canonicals Partner Repository with express permission from Canonical

You can download Weekly 258 from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/weekly/weekly-258-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/weekly/weekly-258-x86_64.iso.md5

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Black Lab Linux 8.2 released

Today we are releasing the latest incremental release of Black Lab Linux 8.  Black Lab Linux 8.2 has had major work done in terms of stability.  We have over 270 bug fixes in this release.  With this release we ship in 4 desktops, Unity, XFCE, Mate and LXDE.  As an incremental release, 8.2 is available for free download immediately.

Some of the new features of 8.2 include:

Chromium Browser 57
Thunderbird
LibreOffice 5.3
kernel 4.4.0-71
Parole Media Player
Audacious 3.8.2

Many more updates and security fixes have been included.

You can download Black Lab Linux 8.2 from Ibiblio...

Download Black Lab Linux 8.2


You can purchase Black Lab Linux 8.2 on LiveUSB, LiveSD or LiveMicroSD from here as well



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekly 256 Released

Today we are releasing Weekly 256.  Weekly 256 has become the base for Black Lab Linux 9 which enters development cycle and feature freeze today.  With Weekly 256 we fixed the following bugs:

Slow bootup and graphics detection
Fixed network manager so it doesnt drop wifi connections
Fixed leftover 4G LTE connection bug over cellular networks
Fixed touchscreen on convertible PC's so now when you fold the hardware keyboard back or disconnect from the base touchscreen excepts input immediatly
XFCE is more touchscreen friendly
UEFI is now fully supported
Fixed more issues with MS Surface products
Fixed Install hangup on AMD Ryzen systems
Improved support for interoperabality for Xinous OpenServer X

Known Bugs

AMD Ryzen support still a little buggy
You have to manually partition drives on HPE BL460c Gen9
ASPIRE One Cloudbook you have to manually provide the EFI file
OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 RPM packages will not convert with Alien

You can grab Weekly 256 from the download site.  NOT FOR USE ON PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

username: custom
password: none needed hit enter twice

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/weekly/weekly-256-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/weekly/weekly-256-x86_64.iso.md5


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Black Lab Linux 2017 roadmap

Today we are publishing the roadmap for Black Lab Linux for 2017

April 10, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 8.2 - Incremental Release

June  12, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 9 - Major Release

August 1, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 9.1 - Incremental Release

October 31, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 9.2 - Incremental Release

November 20, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 10 - Major Release

December 20, 2017 - Black Lab Linux 10.1 - Incremental Release

Starting this week we will start releasing Weekly snapshots of Black Lab Linux.  These are extremely beta and not intended for production use.

All Black Lab Linux releases will be Mate XFCE and LXDE based only


As for our commercial releases we have decided on the following roadmap

March 1, 2017 - netOS 10.65 Express, Enterprise, Education and Studio released - Incremental release

March 13, 2017 - netOS 10.65 Core Server and Server released - Incremental Release

August 10, 2017 - netOS 10.72 Express, Enterprise, Education and Studio released - Incremental release

December 1, 2017 - netOS 11 Express, Enterprise, Education and Studio released - major release

June 1, 2018 - netOS 11 Core Server and Server Released

All netOS releases will be XFCE based only

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Black Lab Linux 8.1 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1.  Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series.  In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017 as well as application updates.

Kernel 4.4.0-62
Libreoffice 5.3
Chromium Browser 56
Web 3.18.10
Thunderbird 45.7
Nitroshare
Synergy

This release serves as the base release for our Enterprise Linux offerings.

We have multiple desktops available

Unity/GNOME in a hybrid ISO which contains BOTH
Mate
LXDE
XFCE - The only Linux distro that has the BeOS  look and feel for fans of BeOS/Zeta/Haiku

**Known Issues

When you boot the live version on some of the releases, MATE and XFCE, you are presented with a login screen.  To get to the live desktop in username type 'custom' and hit enter twice.

You can download Black Lab Linux 8.1 Below

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-xfce-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-xfce-x86_64.iso.md5

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-unity-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-unity-x86_64.iso.md5

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-mate-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-mate-x86_64.iso.md5

http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-lxde-x86_64.iso
http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/bll-8-lxde-x86_64.iso.md5


You can purchase a copy of Black Lab Linux 8.1 on LiveUSB, LiveSD and liveMICROSD


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https://www.patreon.com/blacklablinux

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Black Lab Linux 8 available for download

Today our development team is making our distribution, Black Lab Linux 8 available for free for all users as a free download,  the consumer version of PC/OpenSystems LLC’s flagship distro and a culmination of over a year’s worth of work.

This Black Lab release moves from the previous 14.04 LTS base to the newer 16.04 LTS base.  A major difference in this version is in the inclusion of available desktop environments.  We offer the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for users moving from the Windows desktop to a Linux based system, LXDE for older / legacy hardware, GNOME 3.18 is setup for Mac users moving to a Linux desktop.  XFCE and Mate are available as well.

Black Lab Linux 8.0 has been updated with the following updated packages:

Kernel 4.4.0-53
Web 3.18 (Rekonq for KDE users)
Geary 0.11.2
LibreOffice 5.2
Gimp 2.8.16
Dropbox
Google Drive Integration (GNOME 3.18 Only)
Ice SSB 5.2.1
Video Player
Music Player
Full UEFI support
exFAT support
Systemd support
Upstart Support (GNOME 3.18 Only)
GNOME Software Center (GNOME 3.18)
Plasma Software Discover center (KDE Plasma 5)

All this and more - other applications and games are there waiting to be found. All security updates until December 12, 2016 have been applied.

Black Lab Linux 8 can be downloaded in the following desktop flavors from the following location:

 http://distro.ibiblio.org/blacklab/8/

To ensure that we can continue to develop the best Linux distribution on the planet, Black Lab Linux 8.0 can be purchased from our online store.  For $19.99 USD + shipping you get 30 days installation support; for $45.00 USD you get 12 months of e-mail support.  Systems with Black Lab Linux 8.0 preinstalled are also ready to be shipped, wrapped and put under the tree.




Black Lab Linux 8.0
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Looking for Black Lab Enterprise Linux for your business, work and school? You can find that here.
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http://www.blacklablinux.org/p/black-lab-enterprise-linux_11.html


Thank you very much for your support. PC / Opensystems LLC would like to wish everyone a safe, festive and memorable holiday season

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Black Lab Linux 8.0 released

Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.0,  the consumer version of PC/OpenSystems LLC’s flagship distro and a culmination of over a year’s worth of work.

This Black Lab release moves from the previous 14.04 LTS base to the newer 16.04 LTS base.  A major difference in this version is in the inclusion of available desktop environments. Currently, we are the only major Linux distributor outside of Ubuntu that ships Unity as an option.  In addition : the KDE Plasma 5 desktop, LXDE for older / legacy hardware, GNOME 3.18.  XFCE is included on the GNOME ISO and GNOME Flashback session is available within Unity.

Black Lab Linux 8.0 includes the following updated packages:

Kernel 4.4.0-45
Chromium 54
Thunderbird 45.4
LibreOffice 5.2
Gimp 2.8.16
Dropbox
Google Drive Integration (Unity and GNOME 3.18 Only)
Ice SSB 5.2.1
GNOME Video
Rhythmbox
Full UEFI support
exFAT support
Systemd support
Upstart Support (Unity and GNOME 3.18 Only)
GNOME Software Center (Unity, GNOME 3.18, LXDE)
Plasma Software Discover center (KDE Plasma 5)

All this and more - other applications and games are there waiting to be found. All security updates until November 6, 2016 have been applied.

Currently there are no public downloads for Black Lab Linux 8.0.  To ensure that we can continue to develop the best Linux distribution on the planet, Black Lab Linux 8.0 can be purchased from our online store.  For $19.99 USD + shipping you get 30 days installation support; for $45.00 USD you get 12 months of e-mail support.  A free public download of our flagship product will be available December 15, 2016.  And keep in mind that the the holidays will be right around the corner - systems with Black Lab Linux 8.0 preinstalled are also ready to be shipped, wrapped and put under the tree.



Black Lab Linux 8.0
Install Medium
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Looking for Black Lab Enterprise Linux for your business, work and school? You can find that here.
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http://www.blacklablinux.org/p/black-lab-enterprise-linux_11.html


Thank you very much for your support. PC / Opensystems LLC would like to wish everyone a safe, festive and memorable holiday season