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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 SR3 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service Release 3 or SR3. Black Lab Pro Desktop 6.0 SR3 is a major upgrade to our pro desktop line of distributions. With this release we worked on a few issues with memory consumption, security and speed. With the Black Lab Pro Desktop we deliver it in two different desktops, KDE and GNOME Shell . While these are commercial releases we do offer a cut down version of it available for download from our website. While we do not release for download all of the features of the retail release it is far from being crippled. The KDE release boots only consuming 480 mb of RAM and the GNOME Shell release boots using only 545 mb of RAM

With the Service Releases we introduce all the new updates since our last release which was in October 2014.
  • GNOME Shell 3.10.4
  • KDE 4.14.2
  • Firefox 35.0.1
  • Thunderbird 31.4
  • GTK+ 3.14
  • QT 5
  • LibreOffice
  • Pidgin
  • GLOM
  • Kexi with PostgreSQL and MySQL drivers
  • Simple Screen Recorder
  • GNUCash
  • Kmymoney
  • Updated Flash Player
  • Kernel 3.13.0-45
  • DWM
  • Nanny parental controls for
    system access controls
  • Gnome EncFS Manager for creating
    encrypted data folders

Kernel 3.18.4 is available for both systems for users who want the latest stable kernel

These are just some of the updates available. Overall we have over 400 system and application updates since our last release.

So whats lacking from our free download vs our retail release? With the retail release you get 12 months of phone and e-mail support, Skype integration, all the Oracle 12c prerequisites set up, Active Directory integration. With the community release you get community support.

You can download Black Lab Pro Desktop from our Sourceforge page

We encourage everyone to join our Facebook groups, Twitter and Google Plus pages to keep up with the latest news, join our community, and learn of the latest developments. Also, if you run into a bug report it on our bug reporting system.

Or if you want the retail release which also comes with a user guide you can purchase that here.

If you wish to purchase support for the download release please contact us at

Users of Alternative Desktops: We will remaster and deliver under a custom configuration agreement the following desktops; XFCE, Cinnamon and Mate.