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:

   https://sourceforge.net/projects/os4online/files/Rel65/

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Introducing the Black Lab Pup

Bring the power of a PC in your pocket with the tiny Black Lab Pup mini-PC. With its powerful processor, the Black Lab Pup mini-PC delivers a responsive computing experience with smooth HD video playback for unrivaled performance per volume. The pocketable Black Lab Pup mini-PC packs external expansion with USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output and micro SDXC slot for easy add-ons and upgrades. Connect to high-speed 802.11n wireless or Ethernet home networks with the Black Lab Pup mini-PC for maximum performance with or without wires. Other specifications include:
 32 gb SSD
Quad Core Intel CPU
Intel HD GPU

 This will include Black Lab Linux MATE edition and will be our first sub 300 dollar NEW PC at $270.00 + 50.00 Shipping in the US, $70.00 Shipping for international.  You can order below


Black Lab Pup
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Black Lab Sphere Released

Today we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Black Lab Sphere.  The Black Lab Sphere is a unique, one of a kind design in Linux desktop computing.  Its an industrial design which takes up very little desktop space, yet packs a very powerful punch in terms of processes.  This system can handle things such as general desktop computing, as well as complex data analysis, code compilations and can even act as a small business server, web server or even a cluster node.

This system has the following specifications:

Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U (dual-core, 1.6 GHz), Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400
Hard Drive: 500gb 2.5-inch SATA 6.0Gb/s (9.5mm height) space
RAM 16 gb User RAM
Expansion: 1 mSATA 6.0 Gb/s slot Intel Smart Response Technology ready 4-in-1 Memory card reader (MMC/SD/SDHC/SDXC) 4 USB 3.0 ports 3 USB 2.0 ports
Display Outputs DisplayPort HDMI HDCP compliant
Video Card: Intel Clear Video HD technology Intel InTru 3D technology Intel Quick Sync Video technology Microsoft DirectX 11.1 compatible
Networking:  802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Ethernet
Supported Operating System: Black Lab Professional Linux 6.5 /
Black Lab HPC Server 6.5

Financing is available and this system starts at $699.00

To view more of our systems that we offer check out our systems pages

Consumer Systems

Commercial Systems

You can order the system directly below.  Get yours today!!

Quantity on Hand: 4


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Black Lab Linux Professional Desktop 6.5 Beta 1 Released

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Black Lab Linux Professional Desktop 6.5 beta 1.  This is an upcoming look at the future version of the Black Lab Linux Pro series.  With this release we include over 300 bug fixes as well as kernel updates.  We also worked on presentation and functionality.  All of the important bug fixes and application updates can be viewed in our release notes which can be viewed or downloaded here.

Release Notes

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


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Black Lab Software Inc. is a small consulting firm and the only Linux retailer in NC for Linux PC's and custom systems located in Franklinton North Carolina. We specialize in hardware repair and we resell custom Linux based computers, software maintenance as well as custom application development.