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Your donations will be used for the following purposes
Finance the distribution
Pay for things like website maintenance
Purchase Equipment
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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Black Lab Linux 4.2 Beta 1 released

Today we are announcing the release of Black Lab Linux 4.2 Beta 1.  This is a beta, the feature set is incomplete and it will probably crash and burn a couple of times.  This release is not recommended as a production ready release.  This is for you to test and see whats coming up in Black Lab Linux.  We will be releasing at least 6 ISO's for this Beta session until the final release of Black Lab Linux 4.2.

Whats new in this release?

Modified XFCE 4.11
Kernels 3.2.57 and 3.5.44
Ubuntu 13.10 X-Server stack being backported
LibreOffice now included in the general release
Improved System Management tools
4G/LTE Network Manager modules for connecting to mobile hotspots
New Plymouth themes
Increased Boot times

Known issues:

Binary ATI drivers will make the system unusable
Network Manager will register no connection when a connection is present and still live.
System Imager crashes when trying to remaster a ZFS partition
Blu Ray support not working in totem (Will be replaced with VLC)
Installer crashes when trying to create installable XFS partitions

Please report ALL bug reports to

You can download the Beta release from our Sourceforge Page

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