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Your donations will be used for the following purposes
Finance the distribution
Pay for things like website maintenance
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Fund the work of developers

Why donate? Black Lab Linux is free of cost to download and funding is necessary to keep Black Lab Linux free to download as well as aid in costs of maintaining a distribution

How much should I donate? Anything you want to donate, the amount doesnt matter.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

OS4 OpenDesktop 13 Update 1 released

Today the OS4 team is pleased to announce the much anticipated update of OpenDesktop 13 with OS4 OpenDesktop 13.1 . With this release we bring new features and bug fixes to OpenDesktop.  OS4 OpenDesktop 13.1 still continues to revolutionize the linux user experience with an excellent interface, easy to use applications and comes with new options to enhance your OS4 user experience. Superior Functionality with some great new options.

Some of the new features include:

OS4 Kernel has been updated to 3.2.0-33. OS4 Kernel 3.5 is available for install in the repository
The XFCE workspace has been upgraded to 4.10 with Thunar being upgraded to 1.5.3
With this release we are introducing a revolutionary deskbar interface, enhanced icon set and window manager theme users will find familiar from our early days
OS4 visual Subsystem has been upgraded to 4.0.1
Google Chrome has been updated to version 23
Screenlets have been added to the system
You can now add app launcher icons to the desktop

OpenWebOS drivers have been added to OS4 to make it easier for users to interact with their WebOS devices
Kiosk mode has been added to OS4
All security fixes and additional driver support has been added with a new kernel.

If you would like to help the project you can make a donation here

If you dont want to take up bandwidth or are looking for a great holiday gift idea we encourage you to visit the OS4 Store and purchase OS4 on a free USB key for a special holiday price of $25.00 .  Shipping is free.

You can download a digital copy of OS4 from

Here is a video detailing and highlighting the new features of OS4 OpenDesktop 13.1