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05
Jun

Samba 4 Beta Released (upstream)

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Congratulations Samba Team!

The Samba Team has announced the release of Samba 4 Beta 1!  Why is this good news?  Well, Samba 4 supports Active Directory** logon protocols.  In other words, Samba 4 can act as a Microsoft Active Directory server much in the way Samba 3 can act as a domain controller (PDC).  That's a game changer.

Have no fear, ClearOS 6 was re-designed with Samba 4 in mind.  We'll be posting more information about the ClearOS Samba 4 roadmap in the near future.  For now, it's hats off to Samba!

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25
May

Content Filtering with the Active Directory Connector

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A new implementation guide is available for those of you who would like to deploy a ClearOS Content Filter using users and groups from Microsoft's Active Directory. The guide goes through the steps for deploying a ClearOS system in gateway-mode using the ClearOS Professional Active Directory Connector app.  This tight integration provides a number of advantages for those running Active Directory on their networks:

- No need to use different tools to manage users and groups.

- Single sign-on support for the web proxy and content filter. A user only needs to login to Windows and there is no need to login again to access the web.

- Integration with other ClearOS apps too, for example, PPTP Server

Read on: Content Filtering with Active Directory Connector

 

 

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15
May

Zarafa Community and Mail Stack Beta

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The ClearOS Mail Stack and Zarafa are ready for a first round of feedback from alpha testers. In February 2012, a prototype version of the Zarafa app was created. It was a bit too late in the ClearOS 6 release cycle, so Zarafa was set aside. Well, now that version 6 has been released, we can get back to Zarafa and the entire mail stack. There are 16 apps (!) involved in mail processing in ClearOS:

Free Apps

- Zarafa Community
- SMTP Server
- Greylisting
- Mail Antispam
- Mail Antivirus
- Mail Settings
- Zarafa Extension - Zarafa mailbox state and quota when adding/editing a user
- Contact Extension - Extra contact information when adding/editing a user
- SMTP Server Plugin - SMTP Authentication state when adding/editing a user

Paid Apps

- Zarafa Professional
- ClearCenter Antispam Updates
- ClearCenter Antimalware Updates
- Premium Mail Antivirus powered by Kaspsersky

In addition, the following libraries have been added. These apps do not appear in Marketplace or the web-based administration tool, but are important parts of the ClearOS mail stack:

- Mail Filter
- Mail Routing
- System Database

This initial release is intended for testers and developers. If you are looking to start running your Zarafa mail server in a live environment, please wait for another week or so. 

Next: Installation and Configuration

 

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12
May

ClearOS 6 Developer Tools Now Available

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The ClearOS 6 developer tools are now available.  Whether you just need to compile something from source or want to get started developing apps, you can now get the ball rolling:

- Getting Started
- Development Environment

We'll be releasing the API documentation and cleaning up the developer documentation over the next few weeks.  We'll keep you posted!

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10
May

ClearOS 6 Virtual Machine Images Available

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For those of you who need a quick way to kick the tires, we have made a number of ClearOS 6 Virtual Machine images available:

- VMware
- VirtualBox
- VirtualPC

Head on over to the download page to grab the latest.  Expect to see Amazon EC2 images a little later this year!

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24
Apr

ClearOS Community 6 Released

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ClearOS Community 6 has arrived!  A lot of time, resources and development have gone into making ClearOS the best next generation small business server and gateway.  The underlying framework was redesigned to make it easy create new and innovative apps.  The new Marketplace now provides a quick way to install both open source and paid apps.  There's also 64-bit support, a shiny new graphical installer, improved usability, better VM support, a modernized build system, and the migration to the latest upstream 6.x version.  Whew.

We stepped back, improved the architecture and software, and are now ready to bring you a slew of new apps in 2012.  Here's what to expect in just the next few weeks:

  • Zarafa Community and Small Business Edition (beta testing starts next week!)
  • Wireless Support
  • Reporting
  • Media Server

We would like to thank the entire community for the hard work, feeback and testing.  Once again, ClearOS would not be possible without a vibrant community behind it.  Thank you, and then thank you again!  There's no need to wait, go ahead and install it today:

We would also like mention that ClearOS Professional 6 is now available.  Along with the improved underlying ClearOS platform, the following new paid apps are available in the Professional Edition:
  • Active Directory Connector
  • Google Apps Synchronization
  • Account Synchronization (Master/Slave)
  • Antimalware Premium powered by Kaspersky

An announcement on the Professional release will be made shortly.

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03
Apr

ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC 1 Released

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ClearOS Community 6.2.0 Release Candidate 1 has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, RC 1 includes the following new apps: Remote Server Backup, Web Server, Certificate Manager, User Certificates, User Profile, OpenVPN and Dashboard. End users can now login to the web-based administration tool to change their passwords and manage their security certificates.

Release Notes
32-bit Version Download
64-bit Version Download

Enjoy!

 

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29
Feb

ClearOS Community 6.2.0 Beta 3 Released

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ClearOS Community 6.2.0 Beta 3 has arrived! Along with the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, Beta 3 includes the following new apps: Content Filter, Flexshare, Samba, Remote Server Backup, Print Server, Password Policies, and Network Visualizer. New apps in the Professional Edition include: Google Apps Synchronization, Active Directory Connector, and Central Management. This will be the last beta as we head toward a final release. We will soon be able to put those Duke Nukem jabs behind us ;-)

For those of you who missed the recent announcement, ClearOS now comes in two different flavors: Community and Professional. That “Enterprise” name was a holdover from the old days and it has always caused some confusion (we heard you Ladislav).  In retrospect, we should have made all these changes when ClearOS absorbed the old ClarkConnect Edition.  No matter, time to move now that we have better product names.  The Professional Edition includes technical support and is intended for businesses, education, non-profit and other professional organizations. The Community Edition has all the old Enterprise features and is intended for less critical environments: home, Linux shops, and just plain old open source hacking. You can read the gory details on this topic in an earlier blog post.

 

 

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22
Dec

ClearOS Enterprise 6.2.0 Beta 2 Release Information

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ClearOS Enterprise 6.2.0 Beta 2 has arrived!  Hey, what happened to the version number - wasn't it version 6.1.0?  Well, the latest ClearOS release is built on source code from a prominent North American Linux vendor.  This upstream vendor released their 6.2 update earlier this month and we quickly followed suit.  For the curious, you can find more information on ClearOS version numbering here.

Along with the release of more than a dozen new apps, this release continues the process of creating a stable base system: installer, RPM packages, users, groups, system tools, LDAP, network, firewall, framework, and Marketplace.

You can find download information for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the Release Notes.  Enjoy!

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23
Sep

ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 Beta 1 Released

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The ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 beta 1 release is here!  This release will kickstart the process of creating a stable base system: installer, RPM packages, users, groups, system tools, LDAP, network, firewall, framework, and Marketplace.  At the same time, we will start rolling out more apps like Web Proxy and Web Access Control found in this beta 1 release.

You can find download information for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the Release Notes.  Enjoy!


Web Development Services

Shopify Development Services

PHP Development Services

API Integration Services

YII Framework

Ecommerce Development

Laravel Development Services

Node.JS Framework

 

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07
Jul

ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 Alpha 1 Released

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The ClearOS Enterprise 6.1.0 alpha 1 release has arrived!  This alpha provides a small window into what's in store for the upcoming release.

For end users, Marketplace, the fast web interface engine and usability improvements are the highlights of this release.  The Marketplace is up and running and a small set of apps can be installed.

For developers, the new ClearOS App Framework is now stable and ready for use. Whether you want to develop a free tool or a paid app, the environment for building new features for ClearOS is much improved.

For translators, the process of translating ClearOS Enterprise can get underway. Please contact developer@clearfoundation.com if you would like to participate!

Please keep in mind that this is an alpha. Some parts of Alpha 1 are quite polished, while other parts (ahem) need work.

Release Notes and Download Links

 

 

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22
Dec

ClearOS Enterprise 6.0 Developer Preview

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Just in time for the holidays!

As most of you already know, much of ClearOS 6.0 will be built off of source code from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6 releases.  The new Red Hat version was more than 3 years in the making and was just released a few weeks ago (November 2010).  There are a lot of new goodies in the new release - especially for the enterprise - and you can read about them here.

The CentOS team went to work the day of the Red Hat release and is busy putting together CentOS 6.  Though the base CentOS 6 is not yet ready, that has not stopped us from providing a sneak preview of the new ClearOS 6.0 web application framework! 

Information and release notes

 

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22
Oct

ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Service Pack 1 Released!

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October is here and so is Service Pack 1 for ClearOS Enterprise 5.2!  We have added a couple of new features in this release:

  • The ability to enable services (for example, Content Filter Updates) on the fly.
  • The ability to install software modules from the ClearOS community and third party vendors.

The third party software modules integration in the service pack is just a start.  We are working away on the next generation in ClearOS 6.0.

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08
Jul

ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 RC 1 Released

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The first release candidate for ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 is now available.  All the major features have been implemented and upgrades from ClarkConnect 4.x and later are now supported.  The major changes since beta 2 include:

  • Fixed time zone handling
  • Fixed intrusion detection configuration handling
  • Fixed roaming profile permissions
  • Updated the protocol filter / l7-filter

There are still a dozen of bugs that need to be squashed before the final release.  We also need to finish some experimental features that will be released in ClearOS 6.x.   The final release is just around the corner!

Please read the release note for more information. 

 

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24
Jun

ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 2 Released

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The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 2 release is here! The big news with this release is the available upgrade path from ClarkConnect 5.0. Please keep in mind that this is still a beta, so proceed with the usual caution. Other changes since 5.2 Beta 1 include:

  • Fixed Samba winadmin password reset
  • Fixed mail aliases page
  • Fixed help links
  • Optimized LDAP
  • Added support for encrypted file systems on software RAID devices

Please read the release notes for more information.

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11
Jun

ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 1 Available!

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The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 1 release is here! Apart from squashing the important bugs, the big news with this release is the available upgrade path from ClearOS 5.1. Please keep in mind that this is still a beta, so proceed with the usual caution. Other changes since 5.2 Alpha 1 include: 

  • Completed password policy engine
  • Fixed disk usage report
  • Updated SpamAssassin
  • Many bug fixes

 Please read the release notes for more information. 

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05
Jun

ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Alpha 1 Available

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The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Alpha 1 release is here!  Along with updating the base system to CentOS 5.5, this release adds several administrator tools:

  • Password policy engine
  • Detailed disk usage reporting
  • Network traffic analyzer tool
  • Custom firewall tool

In addition, the release provides improved integration with third party mail services; notably Google Apps and Zarafa. Other features for 5.2 are also in the pipeline.  Please read the release notes for more information.

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21
Apr

ClearOS Roadmap Update - Version 5.2 and 6.0

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In case you missed it, Red Hat just announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta.  We heard unofficial timelines earlier this year and adjusted the roadmap to reflect the expected Red Hat release dates.  Up until recently, we were not sure if the post ClearOS 5.2 release was going to be 5.3 or 6.0.   It's official -- it will be 6.0.

Just to update you on the expected release dates for ClearOS, a 5. 2 alpha/beta will be available in May/June with a final release available in June/July.  Let me pre-empt the question that many people will ask -- when is 6.0 coming?  The answer is ... drum roll ... when it's ready.  Yes I know...  a cliche. 

Here's why...

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05
Mar

ClearOS Enterprise 5.1 Service Pack 1 Released

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March is here and so is Service Pack 1 for ClearOS Enterprise 5.1!

From time to time, Service Packs are released with all the latest updates and bug fixes included.  If you have the original release installed, there is no need to re-install or upgrade.  All you need to do is install the updates from the ClearCenter > Software Updates page in webconfig and you will have an up-to-date system.   You can find technical information in the
Service Pack Release Information Notes
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17
Feb

ClearOS Development Meetings - Update

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Hello everyone.  This is a follow up to the previous announcement.

The meeting time has been moved 90 minutes to accommodate commute times in Europe and the west coast of North America.  It is now scheduled for Friday, February 19 @ 12:30 pm Eastern time.  Apologies for the time change!  We will be using the Dimdim online web-conferencing tool for the meeting.  You can learn more about Dimdim and sign up for the meeting here.

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