ClearOS was created in 2009 from ClarkConnect by a team at ClearFoundation.
Non-profit ClearFoundation was founded by Point Clark Networks in 2009 to develop ClearOS and other software products based on open source software. ClearOS 5.1 is more free and open than ClarkConnect having previous restrictions to users for mail removed as well as access to DMZ and MultiWAN functions.
For those of you upgrading from ClarkConnect 5.0, a live upgrade (via yum) will be made available shortly."
Clear Foundation has announced the availability of the first beta release of ClearOS 5.2, a CentOS-based distribution for small servers, firewalls and gateways: "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. New in version 5.2: password policy engine; detailed disk usage reporting; network traffic analyzer tool; custom firewall tool; H323 support; mail aliases added to directory (improved support for Google Apps, Zarafa); base system upgraded to CentOS 5.5."
Read the full release notes for more details.
Download (MD5): clearos-enterprise-5.2-beta1.iso (696MB).
• 2010-06-16: Development Release: Clear OS 5.2 Beta 1
• 2009-12-23: Distribution Release: ClearOS 5.1
• 2009-12-18: Development Release: ClearOS 5.1 RC2
• 2009-10-29: Development Release: ClearOS 5.1 Beta 2
• 2009-10-06: Development Release: ClearOS 5.1 Beta 1
• 2009-07-10: Distribution Release: ClarkConnect 5.0
ClearOS is a network and gateway server designed for small businesses and distributed environments. Based on CentOS, a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the distribution includes an extensive list of features and integrated services which are easy to configure through an intuitive web-based interface. Some of the tools found in ClearOS include antivirus, antispam, VPN, content filtering, bandwidth manager, SSL certification, and web log analyser, just to name a few of the available modules. The distribution is provided as a free download, inclusive of free security updates for 18 months.
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