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.