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, March 23, 2016

Black Lab 8 "Onyx" Alpha 2 is released!

Today, PC / Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the second alpha release in the upcoming Black Lab 8 "Onyx" series. The team continues to focus on the desktop experience, bringing the same high-performance and rock-solid stability that its users have come to expect from Black Lab Linux.

So what's new with Black Lab Linux 8 “Onyx” Alpha 2? Here are some highlights:

LibreOffice 5.1.
Docker integration.
gpg 2.0.22.
Xfdashboard (GNOME-shell-style interface for the Xfce desktop) included.
Full support for the Xbox One and Xbox One Kinect controllers.
OpenJRE 8.
USB-C is now supported.
Improved Windows Phone, Android based phone and iPhone 6/6S integration.

These are some Issues that have been fixed by the development team :

Macbook hibernation issue - some of our users reported that the laptop required a reboot to wake up from sleep
Screen fragmentation with the Intel HD driver resolved.
Surface Pro 3 touchscreen responsiveness improved.

New supported hardware to run your favorite distro on :

Mac Pro 2015 now supported.
Pixel C supported.

Some things change, the rest stays the same : Onyx Alpha 2 includes the same great application mix that its users depend on :

Download Onyx here!

If you would like to contribute documentation, artwork or code please contact PC / OS at support_at_pc-opensystems_dot_com and we will let you know what areas require contributors;if you prefer to contribute funds to sustain your favorite distro, donate through our homepage

Thank you!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Black Lab Linux 7.0.5 released

Black Lab Linux 7.0.5 has been released. New in this release is:

LibreOffice 5.1
kernel 3.19.51

This being an incremental release all security and application updates up to March 1, 2016 have been applied.  For a full package listing download the Package List .

Issues resolved include the Firefox segmentation faults that many users experienced with 7.0.4, installer crashes and VirtualBox performance issues.

You can download the release from Ibiblio…/7/…/bll-705-x86_64.iso.md5

The Black Lab Linux Project continues to deliver great software due to your support.  Consider donating monetarily or contributing code and packages to the project.

Thank you

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From a contributor (not the developer) - Black Lab GNOME running the Budgie Desktop!

The Budgie Desktop is developed by Ikey Doherty for Evolve OS - what makes it interesting and unique is that it doesn't fork GNOME, instead utilizing the underlying applications and libraries seamlessly. Here's a first look;check it out!