The latest edition of the Black Lab Linux distribution has been officially released. Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx", which is how it is called, has had a long development process until reaching its final version, since we are talking about 4 alpha editions, 3 beta editions and a candidate version until we achieve a product that, premiering based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system, at the moment it will only be available commercially. Soon, on December 15, 2016, a free version will be available for the community.
This delay in the free version will provide enough time for developers to continue finalizing the details of their operating system, which, if we look at it, takes almost a whole year of development since it began at the beginning of January. As Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert explains, Black Lab Linux 8.0 is the best Linux distribution we can find and can be purchased for a very low price, just U.S. dollar 19,99 with support for installation and deployment, or 45 dollars with email support for a whole year.
Just showed up Black Lab Linux 8.0 and you can already read the poster of Black Lab Linux 9 «Diesel» is coming soon. Black Lab Linux 8 arrives loaded with good surprises, starting with 6 of the most famous desktop environments, such as: GNOME 3.18, Xfce, GNOME Flashback, Unity, KDE Plasma 5 and LXDE. It includes the same kernel as the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version, we are talking about 4.4.0-45 where full support is offered for UEFI and exFAT, systemd and upstart and full integration with Google Drive.
Regarding the included software, we can find the latest versions of all those most popular applications, such as the LibreOffice 5.2 office suite, the Chromium 54 web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 45.4 email readers and others, the GIMP 2.8.16 graphical editor and applications such as Dropbox, GNOME Video, GNOME Software, Rhythmbox or Plasma Discover among many other
The security section of this "black label" has not been neglected either and includes since its launch all security updates released up to November 6, 2016. Users of version 7 of Black Lab Linux will be able to update their operating system to the latest edition from this moment, keeping in mind that the next version is expected shortly, Black Lab Linux 9 that possibly counts as the base system the latest version of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).