Linux News Today: Black Lab Software Sends Early Christmas Gift to Black Lab Linux Users
Black Lab Software, through Roberto J. Dohnert, was more than happy to inform Softpedia a few minutes ago, December 11, 2015, about the immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux 7.0.1 computer operating system.
The Black Lab Software developers decided to make an early release of Black Lab Linux 7.0.1, which was officially expected sometime next week. The distribution is freely available for download for anyone and comes with the Linux 3.19.0-33 kernel packages, full support for the XFS and exFAT filesystems, the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, the LibreOffice 5 office suite, as well as new deskbar layout and a set of beautiful Christmas wallpapers.
“Being as it is the season to be jolly and the spirit of giving we are releasing Black Lab Linux 7.0.1 early for users,” said Roberto J. Dohnert. “We want to thank everyone for making 2015 one of our best years yet. Thank you very mouch. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season and from ours to yours, have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.”
Many apps and core components have been updated
The first point release of Black Lab Linux 7.0 also updates numerous core components and applications, among which we can mention the Iceweasel web browser, IceDove email and news client with IceOwl calendar add-on, Smuxi IRC client, Audacious music player, VLC Media Player, Steam for Linux, AppGrid software center, as well as TimeShift system restore utility.
The Wine 1.7.55 software that lets users run Windows apps and games has also been added in Black Lab Linux 7.0.1, along with the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 5.2, Mono 4.0 Service Release 5, and the latest Webmin remote administration tool. You can download Black Lab Linux 7.0.1 for 64-bit systems right now from Softpedia.