Black Lab Linux 7.6 Released; includes Xfce 4.12 and LibreOffice 5.1.2

Black Lab Linux 7.6

Robert J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software, has been in charge this week to report the launch of the operating system Black Lab Linux 7.6, a distribution that is based on Ubuntu. The kernel that the new version uses is 3.19.0-58, the same one that is present in the previous LTS version of Canonical's operating system, Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), which is where Black's Long Term Suport series is based. Lab Linux 7.x. The graphical environment it uses is Xfce, which ensures agility and customization possibilities.

Black Lab Linux 7.6 is the latest release in our stable 7.6 series of the operating system. Black Lab Linux 7.6 will be supported until April 2019. It can boot on both UEFI and BIOS devices (we recommend disabling Secure Boot if not required). The 32-bit version can only boot on BIOS devices.

What's new in Black Lab Linux 7.6

Much of the reason for this launch is the system maintenance to make it reliable and stable for a longer time, but they have taken the opportunity to include new versions of software such as LibreOffice 5.1.2, Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2, Mozilla Thuinderbird 38.6.0, Gmusicbrowser, GNOME Documents, HexChat, GNOME Documents and HexChat , among others.

As with every release, Black Lab Linux 7.6 includes security patches and other updates, being in this case the same thing that was uploaded to the Ubuntu 14.04 repositories on April 18. Users of a version 7.x will not have to update the system if they do not want to, just check that all the new packages are installed.

On the other hand, the developers warn that the Nvidia GeForce cards do not work well with the open-source video driver included in the Black Lab Linux kernel, so if your computer uses one of those graphics cards and you see that the image freezes, you will have to add the "nomodeset" startup option in GRUB . Another option may also be not to use Black Lab Linux, of course.

Have you already tried it? What do you think? Do you think it's worth it?


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