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The Black Lab Linux project is looking for sponsors. If you are a small business or app developer consider becoming a sponsor today

http://www.blacklablinux.org/p/donations-and-sponsors-this-page.html
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Need Enterprise desktops, servers and storage? Let us be the provider http://www.pc-opensystems.com/p/commercial-hardware.html … #enterpriseIT #linux #EnterpriseCloud
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Some people have asked me what are the differences between NetOS and Black Lab Linux. So here we are going to answer a few questions people have regarding NetOS and Black Lab Linux.

Are we discontinuing or stopping Black Lab Linux? Why are we adding NetOS?

No. Black Lab Linux will continue to be developed as is as our open development distribution. There will be no changes in the terms of development and we will continue to have milestone releases. Black Lab Linux as a self-sustaining project will continue to sustain itself via donations from the users. Like any other Open Source distribution or project if users donate the project will live, if we don’t get outside support the distribution will fail and will be discontinued. The reason for this is to cut down on confusion regarding Black Lab Linux and the commercial offerings. Black Lab Linux has always been an open development distribution, yet there was massive confusion of what was open development and commercial. The name change of Black Lab Enterprise to NetOS Enterprise is meant to cut down the confusion of whats open development and commercial. You will still get the same great service you get with NetOS Enteprise as you did with Black Lab Enterprise.

Will we continue to charge for Black Lab Linux?

No. Box sets of Black Lab Linux have been discontinued and Black Lab Linux will only be available via download. If you wish to order a boxed set of Black Lab Linux we will have boxed sets of NetOS available which is the commercial distribution of Black Lab Linux and contains non-free drivers, codecs and other software not available with Black Lab Linux and will cost the same, $19.99 We will be contacting outside distribution sources to remove all price tags from Black Lab Linux. To support Black Lab Linux as an open development project, we only accept monetary donations, hardware donations and contributors who may want to contribute code, artwork and documentation.

What are the differences code wise between NetOS and Black Lab Linux?

NetOS is based on Black Lab Linux with the addition of proprietary multimedia codecs, drivers and other binary only applications added. Black Lab Linux and NetOS will both be network based OS's meaning that we will also be adding Cloud based applications primarily, and local based applications when it makes sense. NetOS is a commercial distribution meaning to get the advanced management facilities and other features you will have to purchase a support subscription. Black Lab Linux will be offered in both 32 bit as well as 64 bit builds. NetOS only supports 64 bit platforms with ARM support coming with Service Pack 1. NetOS is offered in several flavors, NetOS CE, NetOS Enterprise, NetOS Education and NetOS Server. There will be free as in beer downloads of NetOS and NetOS Core Server but they will cut down releases from Enterprise, Education and Server. The only way to acquire NetOS Enterprise, NetOS Education and NetOS Server is to purchase a support subscription.

Will Black Lab Linux be available on hardware?

No. NetOS will be the only distribution that we distribute on hardware going forward.

Will we make it easier to contribute code to Black Lab Linux?

September of 2016 we will be moving source code of Black Lab Linux to a GitHub repository and people who want to contribute code will be able to do so with ease.

Will NetOS have contributors? No. The NetOS development team will be going through Black Lab source code and adding changes to the code and building the distribution from Black Lab Linux source code.

Will we be able to watch flash based video and will we be able to play steam games on Black Lab Linux?

Yes. flash support and Steam support on Black Lab Linux will not be going away.

Will the Black Lab SDK and other feature paks continue to be offered for Black Lab Linux? Yes, the SDK and feature paks will be able to be installed on both distributions

Why do we include Microsoft offerings on NetOS?

NetOS is focused on enterprise and educational markets. These markets still rely on some Microsoft offerings such as Office and Azure and we want to make it easier to access these properties. NetOS, nor Black Lab Linux receives any incentives or payments from Microsoft, Google or any other property holder for their inclusion in NetOS. Black Lab Linux only contains Google properties but the user can add any web app or local based applications that they wish.

Will we still be releasing Black Lab Linux 7.7 and Black Lab Linux 8?

Yes, there are no changes to the release schedule for Black Lab Linux.

So these are the differences between Black Lab Linux and NetOS. If you have any questions please contact us at support@pc-opensystems.com.
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NetOS, NetOS Enterprise and NetOS Education officially released today. I want to thank all the beta testers, developers and customers who have helped with this release

#linux   #opensource   #debian   #ubuntu   #distrowatch   #chromeos   #chromebook  

http://www.pc-opensystems.com/2016/06/netos-netos-enterprise-and-netos.html
Today PC/OpenSystems LLC is proud to announce the release of our NetOS line of network operating systems. The development team has been working for over a year and a half, honing our cloud based offerings to the cutting edge...
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Black Lab NetOS and Black Lab Cloudbook Released
Today PC /
Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab
NetOS. This new and web-centric version differs from our main
distribution in that its primary applications all point to the cloud,
and this focus makes NetOS the perfect Chromebook...
Today PC / Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab NetOS. This new and web-centric version differs from our main distribution in that its primary applications all point to the cloud, and this focus mak...
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Get Black Lab Linux 7.6 today.  The future of the Linux desktop.

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2016/04/black-lab-linux-76-released.html
Today we are releasing Black Lab Linux 7.6. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release of our stable 7.x series of OS's. Black Lab Linux 7.6 is supported long term until April 2019. Whats New There are a lot of changes to ...
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Today, the development team at PC / Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the release of netOS Server 7 Service Pack 1. netOS Server 7 SP1 picks up where Black Lab Server left off : same great OS, same extensive feature set...
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Today we are pleased to announce the release of the Cloudbook Pro and the Cloudbox Pro. These devices are designed for the enterprise, deployed by the enterprise and business segments. With these devices we bring cloud base...
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Black Lab Linux 8 Onyx Alpha 4 Released

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2016/06/black-lab-linux-80-onyx-alpha-4-released.html

Today the members of the Black Lab Linux team are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8, Alpha 4, Codename “Onyx”. Onyx brings us one step closer to the final release of Black Lab Linux 8, scheduled for December 2016.

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Today the members of the Black Lab Linux team are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8, Alpha 4, Codename “Onyx”. Onyx brings us one step closer to the final release of Black Lab Linux 8, scheduled for Decemb...
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Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 Released
PC / Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 7.6.1, an interim security, core kernel and application update release, featuring the following changes : Kernel 4.2.0-36  Google Chrome 50  Ice site-specific-browser  Web App creato...
PC / Opensystems LLC is pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 7.6.1, an interim security, core kernel and application update release, featuring the following changes : Kernel 4.2.0-36 Google Chrome 50 Ice site...
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Today we launch our Summer fundraiser for the Black Lab Linux Project. Our goal to keep the distribution afloat and continue to provide a free version. Our goal is $5,000 USD. What we do with raised funds is pay for advertising, purchase new hardware to replace aging and broken machines, pay for domain registrations and to pay contributors. If you would like to donate hardware as long as its not over 5 years old you can contact me at rjdohnert_at_pc-opensystems.com. You can donate using PayPal.

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2016/04/summer-fundraiser.html
Today we launch our Summer fundraiser for the Black Lab Linux Project. Our goal to keep the distribution afloat and continue to provide a free version. Our goal is $5,000 USD. What we do with raised funds is pay for advertisi...
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This is the official Google Plus account of Black Lab Linux.  Black Lab Linux is a leading Linux distribution focused on extensibility, ease of use for the enterprise as well as the general computing public.  All news releases, release announcements etc.  will be posted here.