Friday, February 27, 2015
Here is a short list of the immediate visible updates that we have provided.
GNOME Classic as the default desktop. Due to customer demand we enabled GNOME Classic by default because of customer demand, as well as to increase familiarity with those used to using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux and CentOS. It also helps to improve performance for terminal service users.
For those wanting a more traditional desktop interface we provide the XFCE user interface as an integration desktop. This has the latest XFCE user interface and is the full XFCE interface. It has not been cut down and is selectable from the login screen.
kernel 3.16 is the default kernel upon boot
Signed Linux kernels are provided for use on UEFI/Secureboot enabled systems.
You can download the Black Lab Linux Professional Desktop 6.5 Beta 1 from Sourceforge. This is a Beta release and is not meant to be used in a production environment. There is no warranty either expressed or implied with this release.
Black Lab Linux Professional Desktop 6.5 Beta 1 x86_64
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Here we are outlining the outlook for Black Lab Software Inc. the commercial side including hardware and software.
2014 was a great year for us. Our growth from 2013 stayed on the incline.
- Black Lab Professional Desktop and Black Lab Education Desktop had tremendous growth and adoption through 2014 and we expect that to continue through 2015. We want to add at least 10 new clients and licensee's through 2015.
- Hardware sales through 2014 also rose. We have discontinued 85% of our hardware and retained the systems that were the most popular which resulted in the retention of 1 consumer desktop and 2 business desktops. We had over a 150% increase in hardware sales over 2013 and we plan to double that in 2015.
- Some of the more popular practices was our ability to preload these systems with whatever software packages the client wanted whether engineering, graphics and animation.
- The inclusion of KDE as a secondary option to GNOME Shell for the Professional Desktop distribution was well received and we have had great reception and input from customers.
- Create our first ARM release for ARM based systems such as the Raspberry Pi
- Milestones include Black Lab Education Desktop 6 and Black Lab Professional Desktop 6 with release 7 coming Christmas 2015
- Retail Intel NUC systems with Black Lab Linux in summer of 2015
- Release Black Lab Image Creator for Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 with UEFI support.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Black Lab BriQ rev4 is a very powerful "Mac mini" type PC that can be used anywhere. Whether you use it in your office, dorm room, living room or as a gaming PC you have all the power you need for productivity or gaming and the ability to utilize all the great content that the web provided. This is a very affordable system which sells for a base price of $550.00 USD
Black Lab BriQ Pro has all the features of the consumer version and adds enough power for the professional. Whether you need a design station or a productivity station the Black Lab BriQ Pro will fit in any office, warehouse floor or lab that you need it to fit in. This system which sells for a base price of $700.00 USD is a very affordable system which will not only make your employees happy, but the company accountants as well. Do you need to set up a Hadoop cluster or does your lab need to do extensive number cruching where you need to do multi-machine simulations? The Black Lab BriQ Pro is also available in an 8 node cluster configuration with a price that beats conventional cluster systems.
Black Lab Powerstation sells for a base price of $1,500.00 USD. This system is just as the name implies. Its a high performance, rack mountable workstation. It is a high performance workstation that can take on and accomplish high density workloads very quickly and efficiently.
With Black Lab Software Inc. and the high performance OS Black Lab Linux, you now have the Power, Affordability and Reliability you and or your company needs and deserves.
Visit our hardware sections for pricing.
Black Lab Professional Hardware
Black Lab Consumer Hardware
Do you want a lower cost entry to the world of Linux? Check out our refurbished hardware section.
Black Lab Refurbished Hardware
Saturday, January 31, 2015
GNOME Shell 3.10.4
Kexi with PostgreSQL and MySQL drivers
Simple Screen Recorder
Updated Flash Player
Nanny parental controls forsystem access controls
Gnome EncFS Manager for creatingencrypted data folders
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