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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Black Lab Linux 8.0 released

Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.0,  the consumer version of PC/OpenSystems LLC’s flagship distro and a culmination of over a year’s worth of work.

This Black Lab release moves from the previous 14.04 LTS base to the newer 16.04 LTS base.  A major difference in this version is in the inclusion of available desktop environments. Currently, we are the only major Linux distributor outside of Ubuntu that ships Unity as an option.  In addition : the KDE Plasma 5 desktop, LXDE for older / legacy hardware, GNOME 3.18.  XFCE is included on the GNOME ISO and GNOME Flashback session is available within Unity.

Black Lab Linux 8.0 includes the following updated packages:

Kernel 4.4.0-45
Chromium 54
Thunderbird 45.4
LibreOffice 5.2
Gimp 2.8.16
Google Drive Integration (Unity and GNOME 3.18 Only)
Ice SSB 5.2.1
Full UEFI support
exFAT support
Systemd support
Upstart Support (Unity and GNOME 3.18 Only)
GNOME Software Center (Unity, GNOME 3.18, LXDE)
Plasma Software Discover center (KDE Plasma 5)

All this and more - other applications and games are there waiting to be found. All security updates until November 6, 2016 have been applied.

Currently there are no public downloads for Black Lab Linux 8.0.  To ensure that we can continue to develop the best Linux distribution on the planet, Black Lab Linux 8.0 can be purchased from our online store.  For $19.99 USD + shipping you get 30 days installation support; for $45.00 USD you get 12 months of e-mail support.  A free public download of our flagship product will be available December 15, 2016.  And keep in mind that the the holidays will be right around the corner - systems with Black Lab Linux 8.0 preinstalled are also ready to be shipped, wrapped and put under the tree.

Black Lab Linux 8.0
Install Medium
Order Notes

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Thank you very much for your support. PC / Opensystems LLC would like to wish everyone a safe, festive and memorable holiday season