Linux News Today: Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3
Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today, May 23, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.
Packed full of Ubuntu goodies, Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 arrives today for users of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 OS, bringing them the latest Linux 4.2.0-36 kernel, Google Chrome 50 web browser, Ice site-specific-browser, LibreOffice 5.1.3, as well as useful tools like a Web App creator and the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news suite.
Built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 comes with a deskbar-style panel by default, but also lets users switch to a bottom-centered horizontal panel if they want to. Tools like Aptik, Timeshift, and Skippy-XD have been included as well in this update to Black Lab Linux 7.6.
“Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 utilizes the lightning fast Xfce desktop and being coupled with the best of breed Linux applications as well as utilizing web applications it really is the best distribution for the new user,” said Mr. Dohnert. “As always Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 has tons of customization options that you the user can choose from.”
New security features have been implemented
It appears that Black Lab Software had to implement various security features in today’s Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 release, so users should be aware that the automount functionality has been disabled by default, and an industrial-grade firewall is in place to protect them from remote attacks.
Also, the GNOME Disk Utility has been added, offering Black Lab Linux users the highest possible level of security for their decommissioned or repurposed disk driver. Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 is available for download as 64-bit and 32-bit Live ISO images right now via our website, and existing users need to update immediately.