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  • Gotta give props where props are due. ClearOS gets mentioned on the Joe Rogan podcast on 3/15/22. Daryl Davis & Bill Ottman discussing Minds social platform, privacy, deplatforming, free speech, etc. Great podcast. ClearOS mentioned around 45 - 47 minutes in. Related to ClearOS phone and privacy. Brief mention, but wanted to share. And as Joe held the ClearOS phone, he said said "ooo that's pretty"... win for ClearOS. :)


  • @michael,

    Should we expect ClearOS to continue as network gateway, file, print, mail, messaging services, and SBS platform as it has been in the past, or do you see it's future differently? Regardless what the future holds for Red Hat and CentOS, do you foresee ClearOS maintaining the basic functionality it currently has?


  • Bryan Guidroz

    John and Patrick,

    I'm in the same boat as you guys. I have used ClarkConnect and ClearOS for the better part of 15 years I guess. I've been subscribed to ClearOS Home for probably 5 years, just to provide a little support. It's a great project and I'm very hopeful they are able to keep things moving forward. However, I think that seems unlikely. I'm sure you read Michael Proper's reply to my post in January, and I'm trying to be optimistic and believe what he said. Time will tell. Good luck to Nick. He's a great asset here and will be missed. I rarely even had to ask questions on the forum. With a little digging, you could find someone else asking your same question, and Nick had an answer. And, to go back a bit... Same to Tim Burgess, Ben Chambers, Peter Baldwin, and often with a hint of sarcasm, Tony Ellis. A great group that I've always appreciated. Sorta sounds like this is my "break up" letter :)


  • Welcome to a New Year!,

    We are excited to reiterate that there will be both ClearOS Server Major and Minor updates as more understanding of IBM's future of Red Hat is determined and better understood. That said we had many discussions (both internally and externally) around the future direction for ClearOS Server with many development teams and organizations.

    Know the current ClearOS Server builds and updates are still viable and future ClearOS Server builds will have a future, it may not be as deep as prior ClearOS Server Major Releases and Minor Releases, however, ClearOS Server, is definitely a key part of the decentralized Digital Worlds future strategy (imaged) and squarely on the future Clear Companies Road Maps as many of the Clear Companies are some of the First Service Providers to the new decentralized Digital World.

    ClearOS Mobile will help securely connect (via ClearLIFE Decentralization - cryptographically (12 words)) to ClearOS Server nodes around the world.

    Thank you for continuing to support others as they utilize ClearOS Server over the years!

    The future is bright. United, we can do anything! :)

    Learn more about the different versions of ClearOS here:

    Learn more about the related Clear Companies here:

    Learn more about the short term strategy here:

    Lear more about the long term strategy here:

  • Thanks for the update Michael. It reassuring to hear that you all plan to keep ClearOS active. There are so many outdates pages on the site, it gives the appearance the project has been abandoned. It may be worthwhile to remove the outdated content and lighten the site up. Make it a smaller, simpler site to manage. Thanks again.

  • Is ClearOS still under active development?

    Is ClearOS still under active development? The Clear brand has changed quite a bit over the 15+ years I've used their software (ClarkConnect, then ClearOS.) The website and forums seem to be dwilding. Is ClearOS still a viable option for long-term personal and professional deployments?

  • Looks like we've made some progress.
    I haven't passed any real traffic through it, but it's working.
    Gonna stress it a bit to be sure it's stable then gonna reload it and put it in production.
    I'll post back here as I make progress.

    I chose this board as a COVID tinkering project.
    It's got everything I was looking for.
    Inexpensive, compact, quiet, runs pretty cool, dual NIC, NVMe, SATA, up to 32gb DDR4, x86 SBC.
    And... I learned a little bit thanks to you guys :)
    Gonna replace my old COS gateway / minecraft server.
    Only down side so far is the 3 LEDs are extremely bright... so, not ideal in a bedroom... as my wife has pointed out.
    Gonna have to get creative with the electrical tape to fix those LEDs.

    Can't thank you guys enough.

  • Thanks fellas... I understand now.
    I plan to test this all out today and will report back.
    I have a USB ethernet adapter that works fine and will go that route to test this all out.

  • Really appreciate the help on this.
    So, does that mean that in 2+ weeks the kernel that includes this driver will be available in ClearOS?
    If so, are there particular repos I'd need to enable to install this kernel?

  • Looks like they compiled it.
    Is ClearOS 100% binary compatible with RHEL?
    And, how does this kernel make it's way to my ClearOS box?
    What's the sequence of events?