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Company / developer ClearFoundation
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software[1]
Latest release 6.5.0 / December 20, 2013 (Community)
Kernel type Monolithic kernel (Linux)
Default user interface Web user interface
License GPL, FOSS, and others
Official website
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Company / developer Point Clark Networks
OS family Unix-like
Working state Commercially supported until Sep 1, 2013[2]
Source model Proprietary software
Latest release 5.0 / July, 2009
Kernel type Monolithic kernel (Linux)
Default user interface Web user interface
License Various
Official website

ClearOS (formerly named ClarkConnect) is a Linux distribution, based on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux,[3] designed for use in small and medium enterprises as a network gateway and network server with a web-based administration interface.[4] It is designed to be an alternative to Windows Small Business Server.[5] ClearOS succeeds ClarkConnect. The software is built by ClearFoundation, and support services can be purchased from ClearCenter.[6] ClearOS 5.1 removes previous limitations to mail, DMZ, and MultiWAN functions.[7]

As of the ClearOS 6.1 release, the distribution is a full-featured operating system for servers and workstations built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.[8][9]


Features include:

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • August 2009: ClearCenter wins 'Best New Product' at CompTIA Breakaway.[10]
  • August 2010: ClearCenter repeats win for 'Best New Product' at CompTIA Breakaway.[11]

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