Black Lab Server

Black Lab Server is a 64 bit Linux based OS, that is geared towards the business, education and government server systems.  It has all the functions and fulfills the needs of all server applications from file and print, web server, application server, OpenLDAP and SAMBA directory servers and developer workstation.  With Black Lab Server you have many ways to interact with the server.  Headless operation, full GUI with MATE or embedded servers with the DWM minimalist window manager.  Black Lab Server is certified in many states to run government intranet and web based applications.  Black Lab Server is the ONLY Debian and Ubuntu based system that is certified by Oracle and IBM to host and deploy their respective cloud technologies.  Black Lab Server is deployed by 4 out of 5 US military branches and is in use by the NOAA and the National Weather Service.  Black Lab Server is also used by many local law enforcement agencies, businesses, government agencies and research facilities in the United States and internationally.

Black Lab Server is shipped either preinstalled on our Server hardware for maximum performance and compatibility or users can purchase Black Lab Server for hardware that they wish to repurpose.  You can also download Black Lab Server free of charge  below


Free license - The free license, when you download Black Lab Server from the website, provides full community, forum and social media support.

Support Subscription - For an annual fee the support subscription provides you with 12 months of phone and e-mail support from PC/OpenSystems LLC.  It also provides you with onsite service and support as well as auditing, training and a complete overview of your IT infrastructure.


What does this system include?  it contains the KDE desktop environment and is designed to work with conventional keyboard and mouse input, as well as make it as comfortable as possible for users with touch screen input.  Black Lab Server can be used with only a command line interface, headless interface or over SSH and other networking protocols. It also includes a whole host of applications and features that are geared towards the business user.

Apache 2
Tomcat 8
MongoDB Server and Client
Webmin for remote administration
Java JDK 8
.NET Core support
Microsoft SQL Server for Linux Support
Ice SSB web app creator
Full ZFS Filesystem support
Full XFS Filesystem support
Full UEFI and Secureboot support

Black Lab Server is compatible with all Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications. Black Lab Server also presents the user with basic Unix application compatibility.

We also support the CloudFoundry platform, OpenStack, and Docker Containers.


System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Processor 64bit Intel, AMD
RAM: 4 gb
Hard Drive:  20gb
Keyboard and mouse
Touch Interface
Serial or USB connection for headless operation


You can purchase Black Lab Server on currently available systems provided by PC/OpenSystems LLC as well as our Webstore

Legal Notice

PC OpenSystems LLC offers indeminity for all customers and users of all versions of Black Lab Linux.  Customers and users are non-liable for any and ALL accusations of trademark or patent infringement.  Despite your license or subscription status.  PC OpenSystems LLC and Black Lab Linux are proud to be licensees of the OIN, Open Invention Network.

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

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About PC/OpenSystems LLC.

PC/OpenSystems LLC. 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.