10 Jul 2016

Linux Distro To Try: BlackLab Linux

Black Lab Linux (formerly OS4 OpenLinux) is a user-friendly desktop and server Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Some of its most interesting features include support for popular browser plugins, addition of packages for multimedia production, content creation and software development, and an innovative desktop layout based on GNOME Shell. Separate editions with KDE and Xfce desktops are also available. The company behind the distribution also sells a desktop mini-system with Black Lab Linux pre-installed.

What does this system include?  It has a brand new interface designed to work with conventional keyboard and mouse input, as well as make it as comfortable as possible for users with touch screen input.  It also includes a whole host of applications that are geared towards the home user.

LibreOffice
Steam Client
Skype
Chromium Web Browser
Thunderbird Mail Client
VLC
Audacious MP3 Player
Facebook Messenger
Dropbox
OpenShot Video Editor
Audacity
Gimp
Inkscape

Many more programs can be downloaded at any time from the BlackLab Softare Center.

You can download BlackLab here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/os4online/files/

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