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Developer ClearOS
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source[1]
Latest release 7.2.0[2] / March 8, 2016; 12 months ago (2016-03-08) (Community)
Kernel type Monolithic kernel (Linux)
Default user interface Web user interface
License GPL, and others
Official website

ClearOS is a software company located in Utah, US and is better known for developing the ClearOS system.

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Developer Point Clark Networks
OS family Unix-like
Working state Commercially supported until Sep 1, 2013[3]
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 System (formerly named ClarkConnect) is a Linux distribution, based on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux,[4] designed for use in small and medium enterprises as a network gateway and network server with a web-based administration interface.[5] It is designed to be an alternative to Windows Small Business Server.[6] ClearOS succeeds ClarkConnect. The software is built by ClearFoundation, and support services can be purchased from ClearCenter.[7] ClearOS 5.1 removes previous limitations to mail, DMZ, and MultiWAN functions.[8]

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.[9][10]


Features include:

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • August 2009: CompTIA Breakaway - ClearCenter's ClearOS wins 'Best New Product' at CompTIA Breakaway.[11]
  • August 2010: CompTIA Breakaway - ClearCenter's ClearOS repeats win for 'Best New Product' at CompTIA Breakaway.[12]
  • July 2012: Softpedia - An Open Source, free and powerful network and gateway Linux server operating system[13]
  • February 2014: IDG Security Firewall Distributions Review [14]
  • June 2015: Small Business Computing -The 5 Best Linux Servers for Small Business [15]
  • September 2015: LinuxVoice Service Distro - Group Test (see pages 58-63) [16]

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