The base ClearOS system is built from source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We are not affiliated with Red Hat in any way, but are part of an open-source ecosystem. For the most part, hardware that is compatible with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product will be compatible with ClearOS. For checking compatibility, use the online Red Hat Compatibility Guide. Keep in mind, there are many other hardware products that are compatible – the list is not exhaustive.
Here are some tips when selecting hardware:
When it comes to Linux support, some hardware vendors are better than others.
The following vendors ship servers with Linux pre-installed and have a good record when it comes to driver support. You should still check the Red Hat Compatibility Guide, especially on any new models.
The following vendors have a poor or mixed track record for Linux support.
Dell Optiplex desktops