Black Lab Linux is based on Ubuntu Linux tailored both for general desktop use and for the more technical user.
It is commercially made available by PC/OpenSystems LLC for business desktops, education facilities, as well as parallel computing.
Formerly known as OS/4, the product was renamed by Roberto J. Dohnert and the software team to Black Lab Linux after the USPTO denied his trademark application for OS/4.
PC/OpenSystems LLC had acquired the rights to the name Black Lab Linux in 2008 after the acquisition of Terrasoft Solutions by Fixstars.
In its current incarnation, Black Lab Linux does not share any code or platform similarities with Terrasoft Solutions's product called Black Lab Linux as Terrasoft Solutions's release was for the PowerPC Processor. Fixstars Linux's products, Yellow Dog Linux and Y-HPC, are currently developed under the Yellow Dog Linux brand.
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|Black Lab Linux is a commercial distribution based on Ubuntu. The Black Lab team has announced the availability of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11. The new release features editions with the GNOME or Xfce desktop environments, version 4.8 of the Linux kernel, Skype and support for Flatpak packages. "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 four versions tailored to the enterprise, educational sector and studio professional. IoT (Internet Of Things) is a core operating system experience built around the Xfce desktop environment for embedded, single-board systems and low-resource systems provided by Intel. Features: Linux kernel 4.8 LTS, Flatpak package management, LibreOffice 5.3, Google Chrome 58...." Further information, support options and download links for the four editions of Black Lab Linux can be found in the company's release announcement. Download (pkglist): bll-ent-11-x86_64.iso (1,558MB, MD5), bll-edu-11-x86_64.iso (2,229MB, MD5), bll-11-studio-x86_64.iso (2,596MB, MD5), bll-11-iot-x86_64.iso (1,448MB, MD5).|
• 2017-05-08: Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 11
• 2016-11-10: Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 8.0
• 2016-10-24: Distribution Release: Black Lab Enterprise Linux 8.0 SP1
• 2016-09-26: Development Release: Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 3
• 2016-06-13: Development Release: Black Lab Linux 8.0 Alpha 4
• 2016-04-26: Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 7.6
Each features :
Kernel 4.8 LTS
KDE Runtime for QT apps
Google Chrome 58
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
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
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.
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