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Clear Linux


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 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.

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Average visitor rating: 7.55/10 from 22 review(s).


Clear Summary
Distribution Clear Linux
Home Page https://clearlinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.clearlinux.org/postorius/lists/
User Forums https://community.clearlinux.org/
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Documentation https://clearlinux.org/documentation/
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Feature 40040 37860 35000 31300 27900 12430
Release Date 2023-10-03 2022-12-23 2021-08-31 2019-10-15 2019-02-19 2017-01-03
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 900-4400 900-4200 100-3000 100-4700 40-2200 200-400
Free Download IMG, ISO IMG, ISO IMG, ISO IMG, ISO IMG IMG
Installation -- -- -- -- -- --
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Xfce
Package Management swupd swupd swupd swupd swupd swupd
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual            
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List 40040 37860 35000 31300 27900 12430
Package 40040 37860 35000 31300 27900 12430
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.10 1.2.8 1.2.5.1 1.1.9 1.1.8 1.1.3
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 22.0.0 21.0.0 19.1.0 18.1.0 --
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.2.15 5.1 4.4 5.0 4.4
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.126) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.7 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.3.0 2.2.10 2.2.1
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.5 1.46.4 1.45.4 1.44.5 1.43.3
firefox (128.0) 118.0.1 108.0.1 91.0.2 69.0.3 65.0.1 50.1.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.12.1 2.11.0 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.7.1
gcc (14.1.0) 13.1.0 12.2.0 11.2.0 9.2.1 8.2.0 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.34 2.10.32 2.10.24 2.10.12 2.10.8 --
glibc (2.39) 2.38 2.36 2.34 2.30 2.29 2.24
gnome-shell (46.3.1) 45.0 43.2 40.4 3.34.1 3.30.2 3.22.2
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.12) -- -- -- 2.02 2.02 2.02
gtk (4.14.4) 2.24.33 4.8.2 4.4.0 3.24.12 3.24.5 3.22.5
httpd (2.4.61) 2.4.57 2.4.54 2.4.48 2.4.41 2.4.38 2.4.25
inkscape (1.3.2) 1.3 1.2.2 1.1 0.92.4 0.92.4 --
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 31 30 29 26 26 23
krita (5.2.3) 5.0.8 5.0.8 4.4.7 4.2.7.1 4.1.7.101 --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) 7.6.2.1 7.4.3 7.1.3 6.3.2 -- --
linux (6.9.9) 6.5.5 6.1.1 5.13.13 5.3.1 4.20.10 4.8.15
Package 40040 37860 35000 31300 27900 12430
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) 10.11.3 10.9.2 10.4.20 10.4.6 10.3.11 10.0.28
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.3) 23.2.0 22.3.0 21.2.1 19.2 18.2 --
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) 45.0 43.1 40.2 3.34.1 3.30.5 3.22.1
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (22) 19.0.2.7.1 18.0.2.9.1 13.0.5 13 11.0.2 8u15
openssh (9.8p1) 9.4p1 9.1p1 8.7p1 8.0p1 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.1.3x 3.0.7 1.1.1l 1.1.1d 1.1.1a 1.0.2j
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.0 5.36.0 5.34.0 5.28.2 5.28.1 5.24.0
php (8.3.9) 8.2.11 8.2.0 8.0.10 7.3.10 7.3.1 5.6.28
plasma-desktop (6.1.2) 5.27.8 5.26.4 5.22.1 5.16.5 5.15.0 --
postfix (3.9.0) 3.8.2 3.7.3 3.6.2 3.4.7 -- --
postgresql (16.3) 15.4 15.1 13.4 11.5 9.6.12 9.6.1
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.5 3.11.0 3.9.6 3.7.4 2.7.15 --
qt (6.7.2) 6.2.1 6.2.1 5.15.0 5.13.1 5.12.1 --
samba (4.20.2) 4.18.5 4.17.4 4.14.7 4.11.0 4.9.4 4.5.3
systemd (256.2) 252.12 251.9 249.1 243 239 231
thunderbird (127.0) 115.3.1 102.6.1 91.0.3 68.1.2 60.5.1 45.5.1
vim (9.1) 9.0 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.0
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.18 3.0.17.4 3.0.16 3.0.8 3.0.6 --
wayland (1.23.0) 1.22.0 1.21.0 1.19.0 1.17.0 1.16.0 1.12.0
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.18.0 4.16.0 4.14.1 4.13.2 4.12.3
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.8 21.1.6 1.20.11 1.20.5 1.20.3 1.19.0

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Version: 39710
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-09-25
Votes: 0


A lousy software...it cleaned my disk and not install on an HP with an Intel I5.



Bye, bye, Clear Linux


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Version: 39710
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-09-22
Votes: 1


Windows is like a bull dozer on ice; Mac OS is a chain saw; Linux Mint is a machete; Fedora is a chef's knife; Clear linux is a scalpel, and Arch is a needle, menuet os is a laser.
Each has their strengths depending on the purpose. If you're doing very limited tasks and want all the muscle of your system behind what your doing but still would like some of the modern luxuries then Clear linux is your OS, but it won't exactly be effortless. on the flip token if you're ok with giving up control and just want to play some games and watch tiktok... then windows I guess.


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Version: 39710
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-29
Votes: 0


Installer won't proceed without an internet connection.
Advanced settings tab easy to miss, that's where you can turn off telemetry.
The installer failed a couple times at different spots, mainly when it changed the partitions on my nvme drive, or configured the swap file.
once installed... boy does it scream... faster than a bat outta hell.
I stuck with gnome... some of the buttons don't do anything (ie set as background in the context menu, also the uninstall buttons in the App Store). So if you're not comfortable with CLI, then this OS is really not for you.
If you like no crashes, no Telemetry, optimized performance, then give this one a spin, otherwise, stick with the mainstream stuff and the intel fanbois here will do laps around you.
Cheers.


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