Beta 2 has many functionality fixes, and many bug fixes that we have worked on since the release of Beta 1. Users of Beta 1 must upgrade their systems through the ISO, after this Beta we will be testing the new update system which will allow you to install your updates to the new release without having to reinstall.
Here is a list of things that we have fixed in Beta 2:
- The lock screen bug: The lock screen in some instances when going back to the desktop would freeze the system forcing a reboot.
- Network Manager would not show a stable connection when connected
- Display bug where only half the desktop wallpaper was being shown is now fixed.
- USB crash has been fixed, in some instances if you would plug in 5 consecutive USB devices the system would crash
- The ASUS EeePC hot keys have been fixed.
- XServer crashes on VirtualBox are now fixed.
- Backporting of drivers now 95% complete.
- Chromium lag is now fixed
And a few other smaller fixes that just plagued some users have been fixed.
This release is not feature complete yet, there are still some features missing. Beta 3, being released December 29, 2013 will bring this beta to a close and we will have 1 RC candidate in mid January 2014.
Today we are also releasing the Black Lab Enterprise Linux 4.2 Beta 2. If anyone would like to test that release send us an e-mail and we will be glad to send you information on enrolling in that Beta program. To enroll in the Black Lab Enterprise Linux beta the cost is $40.00, plus you get a free copy of Gold with one license when its released in late January. Just donate $40.00 USD and put in the notes that you want to Beta test Enterprise and a download link will be e-mailed to you.
If you would like to contribute to us during the beta test period you can donate to the project, send us bug reports and follow our progress.
If you just want to donate to the project without purchasing any product you can donate here.
Your donations will be used for the following purposes
Finance the distribution
Pay for things like website maintenance
Fund the work of developers
Why donate? Black Lab Linux is free of cost to download and funding is necessary to keep Black Lab Linux free to download as well as aid in costs of maintaining a distribution
How much should I donate? Anything you want to donate, the amount doesnt matter.
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To download Black Lab Linux 4.2 Beta 2 go to our Sourceforge page