Donate to the Black Lab Linux Project

When you donate to the Black Lab Linux Project it helps us with many things:

Domain renewals
Aging equipment replacement

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 for details. We thank you for your support.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Black Lab Linux 5.1 - ALPHA Released

Today we are releasing Black Lab Linux 5.1 ALPHA.  With this release we bring you some of the new features that will be presented in Black Lab Linux 5.1.

With this release what do we bring you?


We changed the UI so it doesnt look so Mac which was the biggest criticism of 5.0, the CDE style is more like a test run to see if you guys like it.  If you hate it, make it known, if you love it make it known.

New Icon set - Some of Cristobals best work yet


GTK 3.8
Linux kernel 3.8 (3.15 is available as a separate download)
OpenSSH 6.6
Updated OpenSSL
KDE 4.13.2 Backported packages
Firefox 30
Thunderbird 24.6

Upcoming Changes

VLC 2.1.3
Cinnamon Repositories
Mate Repositories

There are a lot more changes coming these are just some of the thing we have worked on.

WARNING:  This is an Alpha release, please DO NOT USE ON PRODUCTION MACHINES.  Some things may not work, some may work perfectly.

You can download ALPHA 1 from our test server  md5sum

ALPHA 2 will be released on July 6th 2014


Why should I donate to Black Lab Linux? Black Lab Linux is provided free of charge to download, use and redistribute and in order to keep it free of charge to download, use and redistribute certain costs need to be covered.

Paying developers
Paying for web maintenance
replace ageing equipment
Paying for mirrors and other bills

Help us to keep bringing you the best the open source community has to offer

How much should you donate? Any amount is welcome.