Peter Baldwin announced last evening, April 3rd, that the first Release Candidate of the upcoming ClearOS Community 6.2.0 operating system is now available for download and testing.
ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC1 is a major release including lots of interesting changes and improvements, especially that it is built on the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2.
Highlights of ClearOS Community 6.2 RC1:
· Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2;
· Added 64-bit support;
· Graphical installer;
· Support for Wireless (ClearBOX);
· Support for Windows BDC;
· App developer framework;
· Synchronization for Google Apps;
· Connector for Active Directory;
· Support for Account Synchronization (Master/Slave);
· Kaspersky Gateway Antivirus;
· Kaspersky File Scan;
"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." - said Peter Baldwin in the official release announcement.
ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC1 is distributed as CD ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures (see download link below).
There are a few know issues left in this release, therefore you should treat it as a development release. More details can be viewed on the official release notes.
The ClearOS Community operating system was previously known as ClarkConnect, and it is a network and gateway server solution created especially for distributed environments and for small businesses. ClearOS is based on the CentOS Linux distribution, which in turn is based on the amazing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Download ClearOS Community 6.2.0 RC1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.