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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 Released

This is a milestone release for PC/OpenSystems LLC. Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11 balances cutting-edge performance with the most stable GNOME desktop experience available. There are 4 versions tailored to the Enterprise, Education(al) sector and Studio professional. IoT (Internet Of Things) is a core OS experience built around the Xfce DE for embedded, single board systems and low-resource systems provided by Intel.  Black Lab Enterprise Linux is the fastest growing enterprise desktop Linux distribution on the market with deployments ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. 4 out of 5 US military branches utilize Black Lab Linux Enterprise; local and federal law enforcement agencies and federal research facilities also. The entertainment industry takes advantage of its serious multimedia capabilities. Transportation and food service find its stability and ease-of-use vital to their day-to-day logistics.  Black Lab Enterprise Linux for Education is on classroom screens in hundreds of school systems in all 50 states; Black Lab Enterprise Linux for Education has an international presence as well, the system is used in Germany to enhance the educational experience of students, Black Lab Enterprise Linux for Education is deployed in several educational facilities on the African continent and is becoming an increasing presence in South America.

Each features :

Kernel 4.8 LTS
KDE Runtime for QT apps
LibreOffice 5.3
Google Chrome 58
Skype preloaded.
Intuitive single-panel Desktop featuring Applications menu, date, time, Activities.
Multiple filesystem support so the system can be installed on an XFS, EXT4, BTRFS, JFS partition
Support for ChromiumOS style web containers

For the Enterprise user :

1). Built for small to medium sized businesses
2). Built for military, law enforcement and research labs
3). Utilities for easy database creation
4). Includes DWM for embedded systems
5). Hybrid solution for deployment of cloud and traditional applications

For the Education(al) sector :

1). Built for Pre-K - 12 schools
2). All Edubuntu and DebianEDU applications are included.
3). Support for the KinectOne cameras bundled.
4). Featuring Synergy (mouse and keyboard control for multiple systems) and Nitroshare (easy file sharing app).
5). ICE SSB for making web application links
6). Bleachbit for secure data deletion

For the Studio pro :

1). Real-time kernel
2). Professional Audio and video editing
3). TV and Radio station automation
4). Mixxx DJ Console

IoT :

1). System Backup builder to customize your build for specific devices.
2). Xfce apps (Terminal, Ristretto (image viewer), Parole (media player), Xfburn, Task Manager, Orage Calendar / Globaltime) for lightweight functionality.
3). Ice webapp integration for site-specific-browser desktop apps.
4) Tools for automation and specific workloads

You can find out more about minimum system requirements and more information on the Black Lab Enterprise Linux page.

Black Lab Enterprise Linux

Black Lab Enterprise Linux and its variants are provided as a self-supported free download option.

Download Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11      md5

Download Black Lab Enterprise Linux for Education 11      md5

Download Black Lab Studio Linux       md5

Download Black Lab Enterprise Linux for IoT        md5


The self supported free download option provides you with forum and community support only.  While you can submit support and bug reports those will be handled on a case by case basis and will have priority in terms of system stability and security.  The self support ISO will be provided as a download only.

Commercial Support provides you with 12 months of phone and e-mail support as well as the option for onsite and remote support as well as other services we provide such as system auditing, security review and hardware diagnosis and repair.  Commercial licensing is very modular  and we also provide a unlimited client license

You can purchase commercial licenses here or from our webstore

Black Lab Enterprise Linux License
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Black Lab Enterprise for Education Licensing
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Black Lab Studio Licensing
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Hardware Support

While Black Lab Enterprise Linux runs on a wide variety of generic PC hardware, PC/OpenSystems LLC also provides custom hardware where Black Lab Enterprise Linux and its variants are preinstalled as the default OS.

PC/OpenSystems Desktop and Server Systems