After being in development since the very first days of 2016, during which it received four Alpha builds, three Beta releases, and a Release Candidate (RC) version, Black Lab Linux 8.0 “Onyx” is finally available, but only as a commercial product. A free download will be provided to the community on December 15, 2016. The operating system is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial (Xerus). Black Lab Linux 8.0 “Onyx” ships with a large number of new features, including a total of six desktop environment, such as KDE Plasma 5, LXDE, GNOME 3.18, Xfce, GNOME Flashback, and Unity. It’s powered by the same kernel as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, version 4.4.0-45, and offers full UEFI and exFAT support, systemd and Upstart support, and Google Drive integration.