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As a Linux distributor and who works in the industry I will say Im 50/50 on this.  Yes doing Black Lab Linux and ElementaryOS is hard work.  A lot of people think these are just rebranded Ubuntus and they arent.  Black Lab Linux we tend to fix bugs, submit them upstream and hopefully our fixes will get used.  Doesnt always happen  but we do our best. 

Now I agree with elementaryOS on the fact that people SHOULD make donations, even if its just a dollar.  People dont realize just how much that dollar helps out.  It also helps with team morale because they see that what we do is accepted.  Now, Im not picking on elementaryOS.  Dont take this as a bashing of my competition, but I do have a problem with FORCED donations.  Because lets face it.  If you force a donation you are selling a product.  Thats what you are doing.  Now what if they dont like elementaryOS?  Will you give them a refund?  What if they have a problem with the installation? 

Im unapologetic that I am a commercial distributer as well.  I offer my distribution for free download as well.  When people use it, they like it, they have two options.  If they want, they can make a donation and continue to use the distro.  I dont care if its a dollar.  Its something. But, they can make a donation and use it for as long as they wish and get forum and social media support.  Now, if they purchase the product.  Pro Desktop goes for $75.00 per seat.  Now with that they get things like 12 months of official support.  6 months of phone support and 6 months of e-mail support.  They get the privilege of calling me at 3 am if something goes wrong.  You also get more software integrations.  But this is not a plug for my distro.  What Im saying is that I give the customer more incentives to purchase the product and to make a donation.  If you force the donation system then they will feel cheated if something goes wrong or if something just doesnt work because they will have it in their head.  "Hey I purchased this."  so in closing, while I know the donations that come to distros is not exactly the BEST, not getting donations is something you should be used to as a Linux distributor.
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Black Lab Linux 32 bit is released today.  Get it from the sourceforge page.  Minimum system requirements.  32 bit processor with PAE support, 768 mb of RAM, 10 gb HD

#blacklablinux #linux #opensource #x86 #distribution #kde #debian #ubuntu #distrowatch  

https://sourceforge.net/projects/os4online/files/Rel6/
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We have already outlined the road map for our software which is viewable from the Black Lab Linux project site. Here we are outlining the outlook for Black Lab Software Inc. the commercial side including hardware and software...
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New Hardware Lineup
Today we are pleased to announce a revamp of our hardware lineup.  We have eliminated 80% of the systems we used to sell and have stayed with the most popular systems.  As of today our hardware lineup of new systems is comprised of the following. Consumer D...
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Yes it comes with any DE.  Upon order you just have to let me know which DE you want, GNOME, KDE or Mate
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Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 SR3 Released
Today we are pleased
to announce the release of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service
Release 3 or SR3. Black Lab Pro Desktop 6.0 SR3 is a major upgrade
to our pro desktop line of distributions. With this release we
worked on a few issues with memory...
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service Release 3 or SR3. Black Lab Pro Desktop 6.0 SR3 is a major upgrade to our pro desktop line of distributions. With this release we work...
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Black Lab Linux and Tax Season
Ok so its that time of year again and once again Americans have to do the one thing we hate.  File taxes.  With all the talk of taxes and in Wal-Mart, Target and other fine retailers you find the tax preparation software.  For the last 3 years Black Lab Sof...
Ok so its that time of year again and once again Americans have to do the one thing we hate.  File taxes.  With all the talk of taxes and in Wal-Mart, Target and other fine retailers you find the tax preparation software.  Fo...
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Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 Released
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1.  Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 is a distribution of Black Lab Linux that utilizes the Mate Desktop environment. What is Mate? Developed by users for Arch Linux the Mate Desktop is a contin...
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1.  Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1 is a distribution of Black Lab Linux that utilizes the Mate Desktop environment. What is Mate? Developed by users for Arch Li...
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Works very good but mine desktop remains KDE.
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We are highlighting our new hardware lineup for Black Lab Linux.  With the hardware and software integrations its an all in one package that cant be beat.
#hardware #linux #blacklablinux #linuxmint #opensource #computer #forsale #unix #debian #ubuntu #preinstalled  

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2015/02/new-hardware-lineup.html
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Today we have released Service Release 3 of our Pro Desktop series.  You can download or purchase at the link.  Pro Desktop features the KDE and GNOME Shell desktops with XFCE, Cinnamon, and Mate available as custom configurations.

#gnome #kde #cinnamon #xfce #mate #linux #opensource #blacklablinux #linuxdistributions #rhel7 #enterpriseapps #operatingsystem  

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2015/01/black-lab-professional-desktop-60-sr3.html
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service Release 3 or SR3. Black Lab Pro Desktop 6.0 SR3 is a major upgrade to our pro desktop line of distributions. With this release we work...
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The new Pro Desktop KDE rocks in every way, it is the most stable KDE distro i ever have seen. For me now the standard Linux distro.
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How is Black Lab Linux preparing you for the tax season?  Read on for more information.

http://www.blacklablinux.org/2015/01/black-lab-linux-and-tax-season.html
Ok so its that time of year again and once again Americans have to do the one thing we hate.  File taxes.  With all the talk of taxes and in Wal-Mart, Target and other fine retailers you find the tax preparation software.  Fo...
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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.