Friday, May 1, 2015

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2 released

Today we have announced the release of Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2.  This is the last Release Candidate for Black Lab Enterprise Desktop before the final release.  With this we have finalized the desktop and features that will be in the final release.  Although this is the final Release Candidate we recommend testing on non production systems.

Here is the application lineup for Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5:

KDE 4.14
Mate 1.8
Kernel 3.16
Ubuntu Compatible Kernel 3.13
Firefox 37.0.1
Thunderbird 31.6 with lightning extension
Citrix Receiver
Fogger webapp utility
Integrated desktop search

Among many more packages

You can download RC2 from Sourceforge

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2

You can preorder Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 for $45.00 which is a $35.00 savings from us now.  You can also order multiple licenses and a corporate wide license at significant savings.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC1 RELEASED

Today we are releasing Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC1.  This is the first Release Candidate of what will become the final product of Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5.  We are now in feature freeze meaning there will be no more changes to the application lineup and we will be working on polish.  We have introduced quite a few new features.  Enterprise Filesystem support, Built in virtualization utilities, and webapp integration.

WARNING:  This is an unstable release of the software meant for testing ONLY.  We do not recommend this release for deployment in a production environment.  Some features may not work as intended.  We are not responsible for lost data.

With this release we have included a few new features.  We are releasing this Release Candidate with the Mate Desktop.  So here is a list of the upcoming changes.

1.  Customized Mate Desktop
2.  Firefox 36
3. Thunderbird 35.1
4. VLC 2.2
5. Dropbox
6. Gnome Documents
7.  Tracker Desktop Search
8.  XFS Support
9. UEFI support
10. LibreOffice 4.4.2
11. Linux Kernel 3.16.0-33
12.  VirtualBox 4.3.10
13.  Fogger Webapp utility

We have also included all security updates up until March 31, 2015.

Applications not included that will be in the final release:

Encryption Manager

Hardware support:  We have improved support for the HP Proliant DL60

You can download the Release Candidate from Sourceforge

Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 x86_64

MD5: 0da9224f7d7f2ab2d04505a976e31949

Current customers with support contracts will receive this release free of charge.  Others can preorder Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 for $45.00 USD with a release date of May 15, 2015.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ubuntu 10.04 reaches end of life

On April 30, 2015 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx reaches end of life.  We here at Black Lab Software  are here to help.  Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.5 offers the same interface as Lucid Lynx and based on the same Mate desktop we offer the same exact desktop experience as Lucid Lynx.

We are offering a special upgrade for users of Ubuntu 10.04, from Mar 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015.  You can purchase Black Lab Linux Professional Desktop 6.5 for $19.99 + 5.00 S&H per copy on USB key, Live DVD or Live SD and MicroSD or you can download a copy from our digital locker for $10.00 all you have to do is in order notes type in the word Lucid.  That is a $30.00 savings from our normal cost for a 1 year support license.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Black Lab Linux and Piracy

With the news that Microsoft is offering Windows 10 free for users of improperly licensed versions of Windows 7 and 8.  We agree with Microsoft that piracy is a problem and that as business leaders we have a responsibility to make sure that users of software are safe and secure whether the copy of their software is licensed properly or not.  So with that we have decided to match and extend Microsofts offer.  All copies of Black Lab Linux consumer edition with the exception of Black Lab Enterprise Desktop are free to download, install and redistribute to anybody on any PC.  We are also extending that offer to users of Microsoft Windows whose copy may or may not be properly licensed.  If you run a licensed or an unproperly licensed copy of Windows Vista/7/8 or 8.1 you are eligible to a free copy of Black Lab Linux.

We realize that all computer users want to be productive citizens.  So in joining with Microsoft in battling the issue of pirated software we are helping to contribute to a healthy ecosystem and unprecedented growth.  You do not have to wait until this summer to receive your free copy of Black Lab Linux, you can download it now:

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