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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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Black Lab Enterprise Server 11.52 and Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 11.52 released

Today the Black Lab team is releasing a revamp of our OS projects.  With the new year comes new changes.  First of all, the entire management team has changed.   Second, we trimmed down our solutions to two products.  Desktop and Server.  Third, our solutions are 100% completely free.  You can download as many copies as you would like but since we are now a self funding community project so we do take donations and all of our products are available for a single price if users need it on LiveUSB, $19.99 USD plus tax.

Another change is there are no more desktop spins.  We have one UI release and that is XFCE.  We chose XFCE because many of our users and customers run this system on older systems and XFCE can run on first generation x64 systems as well as newer Intel and AMD processors.  We have setup the system so users migrating from GNOME and our other releases will feel right at home and will have superior performance and resource management.

So while this is an incremental release it brings forth many changes.

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop is our traditional desktop platform.  Many users will not find a huge change here as it contains the same exact applications and capabilities of our prior releases:

XFCE 4.12
kernel 4.13.0-32
Web browser (Chromium)
Office Suite (LibreOffice)
Music Player (Audacious)
Parole Video Player
e-mail (Thunderbird)
Graphics manipulation (Gimp and Inkscape)
DWM Tiling window manager as an alternative
Games (Solitaire and Chess)

You can find more information here

You can download here:

You can purchase here

Black Lab Enterprise Linux License
Order notes

Black Lab Enterprise Server

A big change we made was to Black Lab Core and Black Lab HPC.  Black Lab Core becomes Black Lab Enterprise Server.  BLES is a completely dedicated server platform that allows you to build your system up and out and allows you to install any server or desktop applications you want.  This release contains NO multimedia codecs, no desktop software at all.  This system is suitable for clustering, advanced networking and is a great cloud hosting environment.  You can run OwnCloud, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Blockchain, Docker and Oracle and IBM's web offerings.  It can also serve in a more traditional sense, Web, Database, application server, as well as terminal services.  The feature list is as follows:

kernel 4.13.0-32
DWM alternative tiling window manager
Cockpit  system administration
OpenJDK 8
SSH, client and server

You can download Black Lab Enterprise Server here

You can purchase here

Black Lab Enterprise Linux License
Order notes

We hope you enjoy using our new product line and more importantly

Have Fun