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ClearOS 7.3.0 Beta 1 is here!
ClearOS version 7.3.0 is primarily a maintenance and bug fix release. There are some general improvements to the wizard and minor features throughout please see the changelog for more detailed information.
New Features Include
- Samba 4.4
- Squid Web Proxy 3.5.x
- Improved wireless support
- Improved IPv6 support
- Additional Proxy Reporting
ClearOS 7 features a Community, Home, and Business version. All versions of ClearOS will install from the same install image. You will be required to select your version during the initial setup wizard after your first boot.
The full changelog can be found here:
As open source software continues to mature and gets adopted by more and more major corporations, it is becoming clear that both the SMB and Enterprise software game has changed and the innovation adoption curve chasm has been crossed.
Last month Microsoft announced that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member and Microsoft was not alone in 2016 many other major corporations such as Wallmart, Samsu ng, Uber, Spotify, Apollo, Teradata, adopted open source technologies and open standards in a serious way in addition to those who have been dedicated to open source for some time now such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Red Hat.
Great to seeing folks understand that open source software is a positive-sum game, where the more contributors there are to the common good, the better there is for everyone. This idea is the opposite of a zero-sum game, where if someone benefits or wins, then another person must suffer, or lose and that value is derived from innovation and adding values, not just in creating a software application which continues to get sold over and over without continued innovation, integration and some type of additional service or support element.
PREDICTION: 2017 will start the mark of the Early Majority* and a new type of Information Technology Service Provider will emerge, know as the new Hybrid Service Provider who will leverage more and more open source technologies to drive down their costs and increase the value of their services and support. think based upon pitches that are simple, secure affordable which leveraging open source software and open standards.
*See chart for details.
ClearOS was recently named by Linux Voice the #1 server distribution for it’s variety of server functions. Many have called ClearOS the Swiss Army Knife ® of operating systems for the same reason, ClearOS offers 100+ IT functions all easily installable through ClearOS Marketplace. ClearOS is dedicated to delivering a stable, scalable, and affordable solution for the Server, Network, Gateway and many Cloud Integrated technologies. Linux Voice said it best when they said:
Its an honor to be categorized with other great server distros and to be recognized for the many features available on ClearOS. The ClearOS distribution now offers it’s version 7, available in Community, Home, and Business editions. This latest release of ClearOS continues to build on the included features with new apps appearing in the ClearOS Marketplace, broadening further it’s abilities.
To read the entire article, check out Linux Voice Issue 18 (page 58-63).
Marc has been project admin for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware since 2003 and started working with ClearCenter in 2014. Tiki is the Free / Open Source Web Application with the most built-in features. Tiki is software made the wiki way where over 300 people have contributed to the source code, making it one of the largest open source Web applications in the World. Tiki is used in tens of thousands of web sites/projects/communities/companies. The vast collaborative documentation effort is over 1000 pages, which is a testament to the scope of the project. Also, Tiki was awarded a 2010 Bossie award (Best of Open Source Software).
Tim gives to others by contributing extensions to ClearOS via the ClearOS Marketplace, allowing access to some great open source software.
Tim Burgess brings over 7 years of professional software development experience on ClearOS and has built many apps ranging from ownCloud to Zarafa. He truly cares about serving others and gives to others by contributing extensions to ClearOS via the ClearOS Marketplace, allowing access to some great open source software.
Jeff firmly believes that technology is the medium for ensuring the perpetuation of language and culture in the digital age and is exploring the potential of volunteering some of his cycles to help the ClearFoundation accomplish future translation needs.
Jeff is a language and technology professional, who currently works for Mozilla, helping people around the world connect with technology more intimately than ever before. He firmly believes that technology is the medium for ensuring the perpetuation of language and culture in the digital age and is exploring the potential of volunteering some of his cycles to help the ClearFoundation accomplish future translation needs. His specialties are software localization, internationalization, globalization, project management, translation, global product strategy, crowdsourcing, technical writing.