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DistroWatch.com: Clear Linux

Clear Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Clear Linux is a minimal distribution primarily designed with performance and cloud use-cases in mind. The operating system upgrades as a whole rather than using individual packages. Extra software can be added to the system (along with associated dependencies) using pre-compiled bundles which can be accessed through the distribution's swupd software manager.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 216 (38), 6 months: 198 (38), 3 months: 185 (36), 4 weeks: 179 (36), 1 week: 172 (38)

Average visitor rating: 6.67/10 from 3 review(s).


Clear Summary
Distribution Clear Linux
Home Page https://clearlinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.clearlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/dev
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://clearlinux.org/documentation/
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Download Mirrors https://download.clearlinux.org/current/
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Feature 12430
Release Date 2017-01-03
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 214-310
Free Download IMG
Installation --
Default Desktop Xfce
Package Management swupd
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual  
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 12430
Package 12430
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.4
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (61.0.3163.91) --
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.1
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.3
firefox (55.0.3) 50.1.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.26) 2.24
gnome-shell (3.26.0) 3.22.2
gnucash (2.7.0) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.22.5
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.25
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.1) --
kmod (24) 23
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.1) --
linux (4.13.3) 4.8.15
Package 12430
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.8) 10.0.28
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.2.1) --
mysql (5.7.19) --
nautilus (3.26.0) 3.22.1
NVIDIA (384.69) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u144) 8-15
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2j
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0
php (7.1.9) 5.6.28
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) --
postfix (3.2.2) --
postgresql (9.6.5) 9.6.1
Python (3.6.2) --
qt (5.9.1) --
samba (4.7.0) 4.5.3
systemd (234) 231
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.5.1
vim (8.0) 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.0

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Clear Linux

Average rating
6.7
from 3 review(s)



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Version:
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-07-01
Votes: 1


Using this on bare metal with a direct ethernet connection to proxy route and firewall a LAN. It is fast fast fast. I like these edge case OS-es for security reasons. Needs a bit more polish in a couple areas but overall is solid.


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Version: 12430
Rating: 4
Date: 2017-04-16
Votes: 0


Not for a beginner. Linux Mint is a starter this is not.


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Version: 12430
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-01-19
Votes: 7


Clear Linux is very minimal, designed for servers and cloud deployments. Not a lot of tools available out of the box, but very high performance and easy package management.

Distro offers a rolling release operating system, everything updates as one big bundle of packages.


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