Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials UPDATED


We have now listed 5 different Linux distributions that are available preloaded on our portable and refurbished computers as well as available for purchase on a USB Flash drive.  These distributions include Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, Fedora as well as Black Lab Linux.  We have now begun offering new boxed sets of Microsoft Windows 7 Home premium and Professional  as well as Microsoft Windows 8.1 General Release and Professional.

Hello everyone,

Running Today November 29, 2013 - December 4, 2013 we are having a few specials on our products.  On the pro side we have the brand new addition to our lineup called the Black Lab Linux PowerStation.  A very affordable pro system that has plenty of power and upgradability for years to come.  If you have a power user or gamer that you are buying for, the Black Lab Linux PowerStation with the popular Steam gaming client makes the perfect gift.  If you are looking for a great multimedia experience and a living room PC, we also have the Black Lab Linux BriQ.  While the BriQ makes a fantastic multimedia PC.  You can use XBMC and turn it into your own home theater system and with HDMI output at 1080p you can experience everything in stunning high def.

Whether you are looking for Pro hardware, a desktop or portable computer for that student or home body on your christmas list, or you are looking for that perfect Android tablet or netbook.  We have something for everybody on your Christmas list.

And dont forget, we have free financing and  extended warranties are available.

We also have three free gifts for all of our customers;

First, all software purchases will be shipped on 16 gb Flash drives and SD cards vs our standard 8 gb.

Second, all purchased systems will get a set of Sony Headphones for FREE with every purchase.

Third, everyone who purchases a system will also get a free Black Lab Linux t-shirt.

I want to thank everyone who supports us.  We want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday shopping season and we are here to serve you.

Don't forget to give the gift of open source this holiday season.

Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Android Market launched

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of the Android Market.

In this market we will sell Android tablets, systems and netbooks as well as accessories for those products and general android devices.

We also have an Android Developer kit that includes a desktop system, a Nexus tablet and all the popular SDK's for developing Android based applications.

These systems and devices are available today at this site

Any questions please contact

Friday, November 15, 2013

SquareTrade warranties now available

We are pleased to offer SquareTrade extended warranties on all products sold in the OpenSystems Marketplace.  With SquareTrade warranties you can buy additional coverage for all your systems and hardware for 3 or 4 years at affordable costs.

The director of the OpenSystems Marketplace, Seth Forstall had this to say, "We are happy to finally offer these warranty options to our customers.  Before, we were the ones in charge of extending warranties and the procedures for returned hardware and broken hardware.  This legitimizes the OpenSystems Marketplace in the eyes of our customers and takes away a certain level of uncertainty that these customers had.  For our business customers who lease systems or replace systems after a period of time.  The time periods of coverage are perfect as they cover the full length of the lease and adds extra value to them."

When asked about pricing, Mr.  Forstall said " Pricing depends on the model you buy and the cost of the system.  Warranty packages for 3 years ranges from $20.00 USD to $200.00 USD, $200.00 USD covering our extremely high end systems.  By the end of the weekend we will have all the pricing added to the marketplace."

For more information on our warranty program, or if you have purchased a system within the last 12 months and need warranty coverage please contact,

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New OS options for hardware and delivery methods for Software

Today the OpenSystems Marketplace is pleased to announce that we have added some new options for your hardware and new options for software delivery.

As of Friday Nov 8, 2013 all new machines, consumer and commercial can be ordered with the following operating system configurations:

PC/OS Enterprise Linux
PC/OS Enterprise Linux Dual boot with Windows 7
PC/OS Enterprise Linux Dual boot with Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Ubuntu Linux

With these new options brought forth by customer demand we want to be able to bring our customers what they want and what they need.  For the first time ever we are offering an alternative Linux based OS, Ubuntu Linux, as an option for our hardware.  We will not be selling Windows or Ubuntu standalone but as an option for hardware only.  The only other OS that we sell standalone is Oracle Solaris.

Software delivery has changed as well.  Customers have asked us for an SD card option, as SD cards on netbooks, our mini PC's  and notebooks are much faster.  So this option will be made available.  USB Flash drive is the default but when you click on the 'medium' option, SD card is available.

We hope you continue to shop with us for all your hardware and software needs.

Friday, October 25, 2013

BriQ A500 announced

From the PC OpenSystems LLC website

Today we are extremely pleased to announce the OpenSystem BriQ A500.

This machine comes to us after a long wait and a search high and low for a technology partner who could help us bring the very best technology to our users.  With the success of the original BriQ the new system comes with the following:

Processor:  Intel Celeron 847 Dual Core 64 bit 1.10 ghz

RAM:         2gb expandable to 4 gb

Hard Drive: 320gb expandable to 1 TB

Networking:  Built in Gigabit Ethernet, Built in 802.11 B/G/N wireless connectivity

Display Adaptor:  HDMI, VGA

Connectivity:  USB 3.0 front USB 2.0 Rear

Graphics Chip:  Intel HD Graphics

This machine will be available Monday, Oct 28, 2013.

Roberto J Dohnert, our lead consultant and system designer contributed these remarks when asked,
 "With the BriQ A500, we have an ultra small, ultra light form factor system.  With Dimensions that make this smaller than the Mac Mini and a host of modern PC features not found in other "mini" form factors.  This system is a must have for productivity, entertainment and general consumer use."

Mr. Dohnert continues,

"With the original BriQ being our most successful PC model that we sell, its always a sell out, we expect the BriQ A500 to continue that tradition.  When we announced this to our partners and select customers the response was always the same.  How much?  Well, we are delivering the BriQ A500, with more advanced features; smaller, faster, lighter and more powerful for the same price that we offered the original BriQ.  $500.00 USD.  Getting closer to the holiday season we also plan to offer addons and different hardware configurations.  Also, given the generosity of ASUS, who is sending us three of these systems we decided to expand our giveaway.   With 5 days left for our October, OS/4 Giveaway we are adding one of the BriQ A500's to that giveaway.  So everyone that has bought OS/4 or donated to the OS/4 OpenLinux Project with their name in the drawing has a chance to win a brand new BriQ A500.  Anyone who donates or purchases OS/4 within the next 5 days, also has the same chance to win a brand new PC.  I think we are probably the only Linux distributor who has EVER done that.  You get a 2 TB external hard drive, an OS/4 cap and a BriQ A500 close to a thousand dollar value.  The second BriQ A500 will be our giveaway for November.  So if you dont win it in October you can win it in November."

It will be a very merry Christmas for someone.

Once again, the BriQ A500 will start shipping Monday, October 28 2013.

For availability and purchase visit the OpenSystems Marketplace

Thank you to our users and customers for allowing us to serve you.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Financing now available

Financing is now available for any purchase over $99.00.  This includes all preinstalled systems and tablets as well as OS4 Enterprise Linux.

New OpenSystems Marketplace

Today we are very pleased to announce the unveiling of the new OpenSystems Marketplace.  Here you can purchase any and all products offered by PC OpenSystems LLC and we plan to expand it to include new hardware, software and devices.  So please browse and drop us a comment if you have any questions or comments.