ClearCenter and Zarafa Announce ClearOS Integration at CeBIT 2012 Show - Leading open source enterprise email and collaboration platform now available in ClearOS via the ClearCenter Marketplace which features easy install, sync and console management. HANOVER, GERMANY - ClearCenter, a leading provider of hybrid IT and on-premise open source Linux Server, Network & Gateway solutions, and Zarafa, the leading provider…

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by Colin Kelly
Michael Proper, ClearCenter CEO and Dave Loper, ClearFoundation President, will appear tomorrow on This Week in Tech's (TWIT) FLOSS Weekly Show to discuss some of the upcoming features in ClearOS and ClearCenter offerings. You can watch or listen to the show’s taping live tomorrow Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. PST at http://live.twit.tv or you can download the show at…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter's Finance Manager Tears Up The Race Track
ClearCenter has staked its claim on the IndyCar USF2000 Series. Our Finance Manager Edwin Gualotuna is suiting up and setting out to qualify for the Indy 500. Look for updates here as the USF2000 series moves forward. We'll post his rank and progress. Congratulations Edwin, and good luck on your way to Indy!

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by Colin Kelly
It’s always refreshing to find someone with the same vision of the hybrid cloud market! MSP University is the premier provider of education, training and support for the MSP market. ClearCenter will be launching a new Hybrid Service Provider track at upcoming events. This will be a great opportunity for MSPs to advance their business model with the latest HybridIT…

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by Colin Kelly
A Linux server OS that's fiddly but tweakable
Review ClearOS is the new name for Point Clark Network's ClarkConnect, which was a commercial server distro, released in 2000, with a limited free version. Now, though, Point Clark has restructured and the distro is managed by ClearConnect, which has made it free and open source. The result is that what was the top-of-the-range Enterprise edition is now free for everyone – with some small caveats, which we'll cover later.

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by Colin Kelly
October is here and so is Service Pack 1 for ClearOS Enterprise 5.2!  We have added a couple of new features in this release: The ability to enable services (for example, Content Filter Updates) on the fly. The ability to install software modules from the ClearOS community and third party vendors. The third party software modules integration in the service…

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by Colin Kelly
Michael will be on a plane for a few weeks, spreading the ClearCenter message from Gartner to CompTIA. The Hybrid Cloud vision is taking hold! Watch for Michael at an event near you! MSP University - Los Angles, CA: http://www.mspu.us/signup/boot-camps/default.aspx/ Gartner Event (Live Feeds) - Orlando, FL: http://blogs.gartner.com/symposium-live/ Nerds Onsite - Cincinnati, OH: http://nerdtechweekend.info/ SMB Nation - Las Vegas, NV:…

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by Colin Kelly
This week Michael Proper participated in the MSP University Cloud Expert Panel and unveiled the purpose and scope of the ClearCenter Hybrid Cloud Provider service model. It was a great event and ClearCenter is excited to continue working with MSP University! If you're headed to Disneyworld next week you might run into us at the Gartner Symposium. Hope to see…

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by Colin Kelly
Hey Utah! Michael Proper will be attending the Utah Open Source Conference this week! Get out and support the Open Source movement in Utah. Event runs October 7-9, 2010. Link for more info: http://utosc.com/pages/home/

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by Colin Kelly
ClearFoundation's Community Oversight Committee is pleased to announced today that Dave Loper has been named President of ClearFoundation. Mr. Loper will manage the development and maintenance of the ClearFoundation community. His technology background and expertise will be valuable in defining the future plans and continued flourishment of ClearFoundation and ClearOS. We would like to thank John Terpstra for his service…

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by Colin Kelly
Program tailored to new Hybrid Cloud Service Provider and Exclusive Partner Regions Salt Lake City, UT - October 1, 2010 - ClearCenter, a leading provider of open source Linux Server, Network and Gateway solutions, today unveiled a ground breaking Partner Program tailored to the new Hybrid Cloud Service Provider and an opportunity for Partners to have an exclusive region to…

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by Colin Kelly
A salesman comes to you and says, 'I have a client that is really excited about using ClearOS and getting rid of their over-complex environment.' Well maybe not this excited, but you get the point. You start to ask the technical questions and you find out that they are running Quickbooks Enterprise 10 (QBE10) in their environment. As the engineer…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter’s ClearBOX and ClearOS on-premise solutions integrate seamlessly with cloud-based applications and services such as Google Apps. San Antonio, TX - August 9, 2010 - ClearCenter, a leading provider of open source Linux Server, Network and Gateway solutions, today detailed its Hybrid Service Provider strategy during the “Selling the Green IT Promise” panel discussion at CompTIA Breakaway 2010. ClearCenter’s ClearBOX…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearBOX running ClearOS 5.2 is released! This release includes new features and utilities. Some of these features are contributions from community members and innovations at ClearCenter labs. In addition to the great features provided by ClearOS 5.2, ClearBOX 300 now features: Ability to reinstall the system without a network connection using on-board data. Ability to reinstall the system and preserve…

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by Colin Kelly
Thank you to our great development team at ClearFoundation and the many contributions and suggestions from the ClearFoundation community. With each release we improve the over-all feature base and performance of ClearOS, the leading open source linux server, network and gateway solution for small business and distributed environments. The primary ClearOS 5.2 changes include: Password policy engine to improve security Detailed…

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by Colin Kelly
The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 1 release is here! Apart from squashing the important bugs, the big news with this release is the available upgrade path from ClearOS 5.1. Please keep in mind that this is still a beta, so proceed with the usual caution. Other changes since 5.2 Alpha 1 include: Completed password policy engineFixed disk usage reportUpdated SpamAssassinMany bug…

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by Colin Kelly
Many thanks go out to a number of people who have helped to close a bug which caused an error message to display when joining a Samba domain. What is significant and noteworthy about this bug and the resolution is that it required a team of people to solve it from multiple companies. The bug is described here at this…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter Early Days
ClearCenter Early Days

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by Colin Kelly
2010 will be a key year for MSP's, Google Apps & open source which will be a primary driver of the global reset in IT spending expectations. With less money flowing into the pockets of fewer vendors, we can expect to see both increased consolidation and fierce competition for the IT spending that remains. Those MSP's & vendors that can…

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by Colin Kelly
Sometimes downturns in the economy create a healthy atmosphere. Recently John Gerzema spoke on the power consumers have to drive innovation in post-recession times. Consumers demand lower prices and less hassle. Producers are thrust into a reality of innovate or die. Although some see it as a time of economic pain and frustration, others see opportunity. In these circumstances, producers…

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by Colin Kelly