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ClearOS 7.3.0 Community Beta is Released

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ClearOS 7.3.0 Beta 1 is here!

ClearOS version 7.3.0 is primarily a maintenance and bug fix release. There are some general improvements to the wizard and minor features throughout please see the changelog for more detailed information.


New Features Include

  • Samba 4.4
  • Squid Web Proxy 3.5.x
  • Improved wireless support
  • Improved IPv6 support
  • Additional Proxy Reporting


ClearOS 7 features a Community, Home, and Business version. All versions of ClearOS will install from the same install image. You will be required to select your version during the initial setup wizard after your first boot.


Change Log

The full changelog can be found here:


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Well, that was awkward..

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Some of you may have noticed that over the last 24 hours, the ClearOS website may have appeared offline. . . 

Please allow me to explain why this was the case, so as not to spark any misconceptions on the status of ClearCenter, ClearFoundation or ClearOS (the software distribution). Things are alive and well, and this outage was the result of human error, toggling DNS settings to backup sites for our users. We underwent some major hardware upgrades, and have been releasing many new exciting products, which can be viewed in our new online store here. This outage was a sad portrayal of where simple failover measures left undone, create a lot of noise - and for that you have my apologies!

Many new processes and measures will be taken to ensure we do not have another episode like this one, and we appreciate your patience during this unexpected downtime.



Devin Johnson

ClearCenter COO


ClearOS 7.2.0 Released

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New App Released: Attack Detector

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The ClearFoundation & ClearCenter are pleased to announce a great new addition to the ClearOS Marketplace. Introducing: Attack Detector.

The Attack Detector app scans your system for authentication failures across various types of services installed on your system. If the failure threshold is reached, the app will block the attacking system. For example, it is a common tactic for spammers to guess a valid username/password combination for sending unsolicited outbound mail. The Attack Detector detects the failed login attempts and actively blocks the spammer.

Multiple apps in Marketplace will provide rule sets for the Attack Detector app, such as the SSH Server app, FTP Server app and more. This app will function as a standalone app, however it may also be combined with the Intrusion Detection System & Intrusion Prevention System apps to provide maximum protection against attacks. 


ClearOS Attack Detector


For more information click here.


ClearFoundation Team Welcomes: Marc Laporte

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ClearFoundation is proud to welcome Marc Laporte to the team. 

Marc has been a huge influencer in the open source space, driving new innovation & guiding transformation of free and open web applications. Marc's primary focus has been on the advancement of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

Marc will be focusing on and managing continued ClearFoundation community involvement and representation with other open source communities. He will be key in the development of a ClearOS based CMS (Content Management System) and UCS (Unified Communication System).

Please join with us in welcoming Marc Laporte.




Vote ClearOS | The People's Choice, New Zealand Open Source Awards

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We Need The Community's Help - Please Vote!

ClearOS, on behalf of the ClearFoundation has been nominated as one of the choices for this years New Zealand Open Source Awards :: People's Choice Award! 

Votes must be cast by Oct 26th.  

Simply follow this link and click on the 'thumbs up' icon next to ClearOS.  That's it!

Thanks again for the opportunity to come together to build, use and continually improve such a worthy project as ClearOS.

ClearFoundation Team.



Vote ClearCenter | Best Hybrid Cloud Solution

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Vote for ClearCenter . 

Select the 'Add' link next to ClearCenter and scroll down and select 'Vote'.


Why Vote for ClearCenter?

ClearCenter is dedicated to, and a pioneer in Hybrid Cloud technology and services sector. ClearCenter provides a unique ability to quickly and seamlessly deploy hybrid solutions in almost any environment.

Hybrid IT is the delivery of IT applications and services through a seamless integration of cloud and on-premise resources. Hybrid IT leverages the best elements of cloud applications and services as well as on-premise security and efficiency to offer the most productive open source IT platform available.

Hybrid Cloud Technology (Cloud Applications & Cloud Services) is bringing sophisticated and complex applications to global IT at ever lower costs - some for free. On Premise resources can therefore be consolidated to critical network, gateway and server functions. Combined with the evolution of comprehensive Open Source Applications and Open Source Services, Hybrid IT is a dominating trend that is yielding the highest performance for the lowest cost. Hybrid IT harnesses the strength of these three growth trends - (1) cloud computing, (2) on premise applications and services and the ever strengthening (3) Open Source movement.

The open source revolution in the software industry has made it possible to provide ClearOS software at no cost. Among other features, anti-virus, anti-spam, VPN and content filtering are built right into the software. With ClearOS, you can avoid costly vendor lock-in and proprietary formats; instead, you can embrace open standards and protocols as well as the ability to develop new features and integrated with existing systems using the Open Source software.

Dominating IT trends evolve from a combination of IT growth trends in the global IT market. Recent growth trends include Open Source Software and Open Source Services, and Cloud Applications and Cloud Services, and the consolidation of on-premise resources. Hybrid IT is a dominating trend evolving from decades of momentum and development around these key growth trends.

So again, why vote for ClearCenter?  Because ClearCenter has been and will continue to be a global leader in Hybrid Cloud Solutions. vidmate