ClearFoundation

RC 1 Release Information

Overview

Released: April 3, 2012

If you do not want to read these release notes (you should!), please at least read the following two bullet items:

  • Please do not run this in a production environment
  • Please do not upgrade from previous 5.x versions (not supported)

ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC 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.

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). 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, self-supported Linux shops, and just plain old open source hacking. You can read the gory details on this topic in an earlier blog post.

If you have not already done so, please review the introduction to test releases.

What's Coming in ClearOS Community 6.2.0

So what can you expect in the final release of ClearOS Community 6? Along with updating the base system built on source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1) 6.2, this release includes the following major changes. Please note: these features will be rolled out during the alpha/beta phase.

Base System

  • Marketplace
  • Base system built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2) 6.2 source code
  • 64-bit support
  • Graphical installer
  • Wireless support (ClearBOX)
  • Windows BDC support
  • App developer framework

New Apps

  • Google Apps synchronization
  • Active Directory connector
  • Account Synchronization support (Master/Slave)
  • Kaspersky Gateway Antivirus
  • Kaspersky File Scan
  • RADIUS
  • Zarafa Standard and Community (coming soon)

Changes Since Beta 3

Along with many bug fixes and enhancements, the following new apps have been released with RC 1.

Network

  • OpenVPN

Server

  • Web Server

System

  • Account Synchronization (Professional Edition App)
  • Remote Server Backup

My Account

  • User Profile
  • User Certificates

Known Issues

  • Translations are missing
  • The last step in installer may take a couple of minutes to complete
  • Configuration backup is incomplete
  • The install wizard has a few rough edges… almost there.

Feedback

Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.

Download

Please select one of the following downloads.

DownloadSizeMD5Sum
32-bit Download550 MB40a6ac84f528bf52dfb9b24aa3e6c390
64-bit Download585 MB513eee9c5388f65a268e5d1f435231e6

Screenshots

Graphical Installer

ClearOS Enterprise Alpha 2 -Installer

Marketplace

ClearOS Marketplace by ClearCenter

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