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



Here are some reviews from Softpedia on OS4
Softpedia Reviews

Linuxed - Exploring Linux distros also did a review of OS4 OpenDesktop

ComputerWorld Interview 

Here is what some are saying about Black Lab Linux

Dennis Smith
 So far it all just seems to work. Videos on which are purple skinned in Xubuntu and Mint KDE have the correct flesh tones. Pulse audio works with my Logitech camera/mic, even Skype works after some tweeking.

I my opinion Black Lab Linux is better than Mint 12 xfce, hands down! It is the fully functional replacement for Gnome 2.3 that I have spent months looking for."

Warren White
I bought a few copies of Black Lab Linux and its a strong distro. Its really, really nice. So for Dreamlinux users its a good choice. Black Lab Linux is a commercial distro and there is nothing wrong with being commercial. I have tried the free versions, 12.5 and 13 and from the help I have gotten from those guys I would buy a support subscription. They are knowledgeable, quick to get back to you on topics and quick shipping. I think the way Black Lab works it is great. You can download it for free, you can use it free but if you want things like on site service and support and phone support you have to subscribe. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Now, when my bosses give me permission to get the extended support if it turns out not to be good, I'll be the first to come back and say it. So far though, Black Lab Linux is where I'll stay."

Jerry L
" I have been keeping up with this distro since it reached 12.0 and this thing beats the Mac, it beats Linux Mint and its a solid OS. I recommend this to whoever wants a great stable desktop where everything works."

User from Softpedia
"Just finished my download and installed. This OS is awesome. Definately my Linux of choice. I love the presentation of Black Lab Linux. Great job"


  1. Steve Grosklos
    Great distro! I have been using Mint Linux for years and OS4 beats any distro hands down. Keep up the good work.

  2. I have tried just about all of them, (Linux distributions) and OS4 exceeds my expectations so I find myself being drawn back to it-well at least the XFCE version. It's versatile, easy on resources, and easy to use. It just works and never fails unlike so many other distributions.

    As far as assistance-well that is easy drop a line via e-mail or call and you will get timely expedient expert assistance. So if your looking for ease of use, versatility, and reliability OS4 just cannot be beat by any other OS out there.

  3. Just a quick question (that may be a shop stopper for me): Does it support latinamerican spanish?
    Greets from Mexico! :D

  4. Awesome!
    The internatioinal distro comes in a disk or a USB?

  5. Great ! I have been looking for a linux distro like this one for years : lighter, handy, compatible, a xfce desktop well configured (rare thing). Thank you so much !

  6. Is there going to be a LXDE version?

  7. And we are very hard to work on it as well

  8. Will there be a tool for updating OS/4 to black lab?
    If there is, I will almost definitely upgrade.
    What are the changes?

    1. If you use OS/4 14.1 your updates will be delivered via the Update Manager, over the next couple of months you will see artwork logos and branding change via that method.

    2. Great! BTW, I love this distro.

  9. Thank You..Thank You ..Thank You!!!!! MY beloved original Gnome desktop is a distro where every I use works perfectly, and return to Ubuntu LTS. Been on Mint Mate for a few years which worked pretty good but this distro just nails it!!!!! One me over!!!!!!

  10. Its okay but its Ubuntu with Gnome. The community versions of Ubuntu with Gnome and Mate are as nice. I use Mint, Lubuntu and have used Fedora and Arch and Debian and Manjaro as well as several other distros. I wouldn't pay for this.