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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.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 Released

UPDATE:  The Mate re-spin is available now via Sourceforge:
 Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 Mate Remix

Monday May 11, 2015 we are releasing Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1.  Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 is the first service release of the free release of our distribution.  This included all security and bug fixes from our initial release until May 6, 2015 which includes several important bug fixes.

Along with security fixes Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 completes our transition to one standard desktop, KDE.  Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 will not have separate ISO's of the different desktops but you can download and install alternative desktop environments from the repositories.

Respins.  We have community members who will be producing respins of Black Lab Linux with XFCE, Mate and we have one working on a CDE respin.  We will be hosting these respins on Sourceforge but there will only be community support for these respins. 

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 has included the following fixes:

Kernel 3.16.0-36
The Ubuntu LTS Compatible kernel 3.13.0-52
Firefox 37.0.2
Thunderbird 31.6
KDE Desktop Sharing for remote access
Timeshift which allows you to create "restore points" so you can restore your desktop to an earlier state
KolourPaint for basic image editing

Among many others, you can download a list of all install packages here

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 Installed Packages

You can download both, a 32 bit ISO as well as a 64 bit ISO from our Sourceforge page.

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 x86_64
Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 x86

You can also purchase a copy of Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 


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