Download the Newly Released Black Lab Linux 7.7
The Black Lab Linux development team just announced Black Lab Linux 7.7, the seventh maintenance update to the Black Lab Linux 7 free Linux distro.
According to the development team, this release is best-suited for users who wish to use a powerful-enough distro that offers Long Term Support, and is at the same time, easy to use.
Softpedia’s Marius Nestor notes that Black Lab Linux 7.7 arrives with various security fixes, software updates released in the Ubuntu Linux repos and multiple updated core apps. These packages include Audacious, Chromium Browser 51, Gimp, ICE SSB Tool, Gnumeric, Thunderbird, VLC media player, and Abiword.
It is interesting to note that this 7.7 release comes with integration support for various Google services as web apps. Meaning you can now enjoy Google Drive web apps, Google, Google Maps, Calendar, Youtube, Google Hangouts, and Google Contacts.
The Black Lab Linux development team says that the 7.7 release is still powered by the 3.19 kernel due to the fact that it is a security and app update. Users will need to get the preview version of Black Lab Linux 8 for a newer kernel.
Black Lab Linux 7.8, the next version in the series, will be released in February 2017.
At the moment, the Black Lab Linux 7 series is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Users can expect to keep on having upgrades to Ubuntu 16.04 in Black Lab Linux 10 till when the project plans to move to Debian.
If you would like to grab the latest ISO build of the Black Lab Linux 7.7, you can get it from the project’s website.
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