Thursday, March 23, 2017

netOS Server 10.65.1 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of netOS Server 10.65.  netOS Server is built for today's cloud infrastructure as well as in-house data-center deployment.  We have positioned netOS Server for security and as the easiest to use and deploy Linux server system on the market.  netOS Server is designed to be easy to use by novices and seasoned Linux professionals.

netOS Server includes the following features:

Apache2 Web Server
Tomcat 8 Application server
ChromiumOS WebContainer technology
Systemwide encryption
kernel 4.4.0-67
Webmin remote administration
OpenSSH Server and Client
Support for Docker
Support for OpenStack
Support for OwnCloud
rebootless kernel updates
BTRFS support
XFS Support

netOS Server being positioned as the easiest to use Linux server is also tailored for experienced Linux administrators and we make it as easy as possible for Windows Server administrators and macOS Server administrators so we built in a number of interface solutions:

Headless operation
Full GUI experience with XFCE 4.12
Embedded GUI Experience with DWM
Command Line Interface

We are delivering the FULL netOS Server experience to users and customers as a free download.  Customers who have a support subscription will continue to receive their support of 24 months of phone and e-mail support and onsite maintenance.  All new support licenses get 24 months of support and is renewable every 2 calendar years.  The free download will have ONLY forum and social media support but users can purchase a support license as well.  We are also delivering netOS Server preinstalled on server hardware available from PC/OpenSystems LLC.

PC/OpenSystems LLC Server Hardware

To access the live session in username type 'custom' and there is no password.

netOS Server 10.65.1 x86_64      md5

You can purchase netOS Server licenses below

netOS Server Support License
Install Media
Order Notes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly downloads will resume next week, pending Roberto J. Dohnert's return

Lead developer Roberto J. Dohnert is in the hospital this week. After his release Monday, PC / Opensystems LLC will resume its weekly scheduled download. Thanks for your patience, we all wish RJD the best and hope for his speedy recovery!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

netOS Studio 10.65 Released

We are proud to release the newest member of the netOS family, netOS Studio.  netOS Studio is a distribution that is designed with content creators in mind.  With utilities for producing audio, video and animation, netOS Studio is positioned to become the premier distribution for studio's and production houses everywhere.  netOS Studio is also designed and contains the facilities for management of radio and TV stations.  Being based on netOS Enterprise which is the #1 selling enterprise Linux desktop system you have the power and stability to replace legacy Unix and Linux systems.


When you purchase a support subscription you get 1 full year of phone and e-mail support for the distribution and for our hardware systems that are tailored for netOS Studio.  netOS Studio supports many generic brand name systems as well as specialty systems from NewTek and other entertainment industry vendors.  Coupled with the Studio Pro and the Studio Desktop provided by PC/OpenSsystems LLC you have very powerful solutions available to you.


What does this system include?  it contains the XFCE desktop for ease of use and it also uses either the realtime, low latency or standard kernel.  Here is a list of all appliations included with netOS Studio

netOS Studio Application List

You can also download additional software via our Software Center

You can get more information from the netOS Studio homepage

netOS Studio Homepage


You can download netOS Studio 10.65 below.  With the free download you get free forum and group support.

netOS Studio 
netOS Studio md5


You can purchase netOS Studio licenses from our webstore


or you can order it directly from this release announcement

netOS Studio Licensing
Install Media
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

netOS 10.65 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of netOS 10.65. netOS 10.65 is the emerging standard in enterprise desktop Linux computing in both businesses and in schools.  netOS for Education is targeted at K-12 installations, while netOS 10.65 for Enterprise is targeted at businesses and institutes of higher learning.

With netOS 10.65 we worked on several different aspects of the operating system.  We worked on security, flexibility and usability.  netOS 10.65 runs on a much wider variety of hardware, runs a much wider variety of peripherals and runs on much more enterprise class hardware.

Current customers can download the new release from the digital locker

Some of the new features that are included netOS 10.65 are:

Runs on the 16.04 LTS base

1.  Unity and GNOME hybrid Image.  Some of our customers have come from Ubuntu and Unity, we now feature the full Unity desktop so all of your custom dash lenses will work on netOS now, also applications that you wrote for Ubuntu utilizing their UI style such as the SDI elements, dash and HUD integration will work unmodified.  For those of that dislike Unity, you can choose GNOME from the login manager

2.  Canonical compatibility - Any Canonical specific services you deploy are 100% compatible with netOS 10.65.  Landscape and SNAP packages will work unmodified.

3. RHEL compatibility.  netOS 10.65 can host YUM repositories and with RPM built in all RPM packages will install.  Compatibility is for RHEL 6.5/7.x

4. .NET Core - netOS is the ONLY enterprise Linux distribution that has full support for .NET Core, our competitors only have limited support.

5.  MS SQL Server support - netOS fully supports SQL Server on Linux.  This includes development and deployment.

6. LibreOffice 5.2.5

7. EncFS fixed - We have applied all fixes to EncFS and encrypted folders

8. Nitroshare

9.  Firefox 51.01

10.  Bleachbit

11.  Linux kernel 4.4.0-59

12.  GNOME components  3.18.5

13.  GTK 3.22

14.  ICE SSB to create any localized web apps that you wish

15.  Google Drive Integration

16. Virtual Machine integration

We also include all security updates until January 27, 2017

Education customers which is a giant focus of ours also get a few new features themselves

1. Gcompris Educations Suite

2. Terminal Client and Server functionality

3. Google Classroom support

4. Calibre Digital Textbook management

5.  Synergy support

6.  Ardesia Desktop sketchpad support

Minimum System Requirements

64 Bit Intel or AMD CPU
1.5 gb of RAM
10 gb HDD
Keyboard and mouse
Touchscreen Interface

As always we added new systems that we support.  netOS 10.65 and Black Lab Linux are certified by us to run on this hardware and these models are as follows:

Google Search Appliance - Dell PowerEdge R710 - Both the 2U and 5U models.  We support netOS 10.65 desktop and server on these systems due to Google cancellation of their search appliance  for enterprise we realize some customers have need to re-deploy that hardware.

All models of the Intel NUC including but not limited to:

Intel® NUC NUC7i7BNH
Intel® NUC NUC7i5BNH
Intel® NUC NUC7i5BNK
Intel® NUC NUC7i3BNH
Intel® NUC NUC7i3BNK

We also support the Microsoft Surface family of products including:

Surface 4
Surface Studio

** Please note we do NOT support the Surface Dial at this time.

We support the following Chromebooks:

Chromebook Pixel 1
Chromebook Pixel 2
ASUS Flip C301SA/C300SA
Samsung Chromebook, Samsung Chromebook Pro


You can download netOS Express 10.65 from our download pages.  Express is a cut down release of the main OS that can be used for general desktop purposes.  netOS Express edition has the following features disabled:

No drivers for Surface or MacBook stand alone installation
No Skype telecommunications built in
No Virtual Machine Integration
No re-bootless kernel updating
No bleachbit support
No XFS, ZFS or BTRFS support
No formal support, forum and Social Media support only

You can download netOS Express 10.65 from here


Cost was something we take very heavily into consideration when serving Enterprise and Education customers.  We try very hard to keep pace with our competitors and new emerging technologies.  When you buy new systems from us preloaded you get a full 2 years of software support from us.  You can order netOS 10.65 below or from our webstore.

netOS Enterprise Licensing
Install Media
Order notes

netOS Education Licensing
Install Media
Order notes

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