Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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
9. Firefox 51.01
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
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:
** 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.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of multiple Chrome OS and CloudReady Devices.
Chrome OS Devices
We are offering these devices in conjunction with our own desktop and server offerings for customers in the education, enterprise and consumer markets.
Some of the benefits you get from PC/OpenSystems LLC:
Very competitive pricing
4 year warranty on desktops
3 year warranty on notebooks
35% off on 4 year trade in on Chrome OS devices
Full interoperability with Black Lab Server
We also offer multiple unit shipments and we offer 48 hour shipment of devices.
You can find out more about CloudReady from Neverware
You can find out more about Chrome OS from Google
We sat down with Roberto Dohnert to discuss the new Chrome OS and CloudReady systems that we have available.
Q) Why Chrome OS and why CloudReady?
A) Chromebooks and Chrome devices have a pretty good standing in businesses like education and the financial sector and our customers have asked for them so we are delivering. Chrome OS devices though are limited in their hardware. Most Chrome OS devices have 4 gb of RAM and a 16 gb SSD or eMMC Flash drive. The most high end I have seen has a 128 gb SSD with 16 GB of RAM and they dont offer much in terms of expansion thats why we offer CloudReady devices they are nearly identical to Chrome OS in functionality AND the devices we offer have expansion options. You can upgrade the SSD's and upgrade the RAM.
Q) Doesnt Neverware charge for CloudReady and what about Android apps on CloudReady devices?
A) Thats why I said nearly identical. All business and Education users get one free year of licensing when you purchase the system, the license is in the box. Google Device management licenses are sold separately. We will manage the licensing and acquisition of licensing for customers if needed. As for Android apps you will have to talk to Neverware about that.
Q) Are we discontinuing development of our desktop Linux offerings, Black Lab Linux and netOS?
A) No, these devices are for customers who deploy Chrome OS devices. We still sell a lot of desktop Linux systems and that will not change.
Q) Will we be offering CloudReady as a standalone product?
A) No. We will work with clients who want to deploy CloudReady on old hardware systems whether it be through installation or license acquisition. Google doesnt offer Chrome OS as a generic system, which is a shame, but we will also assist customers in acquiring whatever hardware or software they need.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Black Lab Enterprise Linux: $25.99 + tax + shipping
Black Lab Linux: $10.99 + tax + shipping
Black Lab tshirt and Black Lab Enterprise Linux: $65.99
Black Lab tshirt or hat and Black Lab Linux: $50.00
XXL tshirts plus $5.00
Intel Pentium N3540 processor
4GB memory; 500GB hard drive
15.6" 720p HD display
Webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, WiFi
Price: $300.00 USD
Desktop: All Desktops come with a keyboard and mouse with displays optional
Acer Aspire XC-704G
4GB memory; 500GB hard drive
DVD writer drive
SD card reader, Ethernet
Price: $270.00 USD
22 inch Flat Display (optional) $185.99 USD
Black Lab Mini
2GB of DDR3L RAM and 32GB onboard memory
Built in microphone and 2.0 M camera
Built in WiFi
Price: $200.00 USD (Ships after December 1st)
22 inch HDMI Flat Display (optional) $225.99 USD
3 year warranties are available for ALL hardware devices. Please note all orders after December 12 2016 may not make it in time for Christmas day. We will do our best but if you are ordering holiday gifts for family or friends we recommend ordering before December 5th.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
PC/OpenSuite for Ubuntu contains the following applications:
Worker File Manager
exFAT filesystem drivers
Additional Audio and Video codecs
New wallpapers and backgrounds
PC/OpenSDK for Ubuntu includes
Build Essential Tools
PC/OpenSuite for Ubuntu and PC/OpenSDK for Ubuntu work on the following Ubuntu 16.04 Flavors:
Ubuntu 16.04 Unity
Ubuntu MATE 16.04
Ubuntu GNOME 16.04
They support the following processor platforms:
These installers are unsupported on all other Ubuntu derivatives.
You can download PC/OpenSuite for Ubuntu and PC/OpenSDK for Ubuntu from the following download server:
PC/OpenSuite for Ubuntu
PC/OpenSDK for Ubuntu
Welcome to PC/OpenSystems LLC
PC/OpenSystems LLC. is dedicated to providing top customer service including integration, providing Linux compatible hardware and enterprise desktop software solutions. We provide solutions tailored to your needs whether its building systems to suit your needs. Whether its a custom database solution, providing Linux powered PC and Server Solutions. Whatever you need you can rest assured that PC/OpenSystems LLC. will deliver a high performance and stable product
PC/OpenSystems LLC. Web Search