blackPanther OS 16.1 “Silent Killer” Arrives After a Year with Linux Kernel 4.7

Dubbed “Silent Killer,” the final release of blackPanther OS 16.1 comes as a drop-in replacement for the previous version, blackPanther OS 14.1, and introduces a large number of updated components, among which we can mention the Linux 4.7 kernel, KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, and KDE Applications 16.04.3 software suite. Moreover, the distribution ships with the KDE Frameworks 5.24.0 collection of add-ons for Qt 5.6.1 GUI toolkit, which has been included as well. Other noteworthy technologies included in the blackPanther OS 16.1 release are the latest Python 3.5.1 programming language and Calamares 2.3 graphical installer.