Welcome to the Clear Linux Community Forum!

I recently installed it on my older Thinkpads and I’ve never seen Gnome so fast! Great work and look forward to following this distro!


I really like Clear Linux and installed in on my main desktop I2500k box. It runs like a charm.

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Good the hear everything went well. We are constantly improving the developer experience, so hopefully soon we will be able to add more feedback during the installation process. Thanks for your comments. Keep us updated!

Good comment. I’ll move it to the wishlist, under the feedback category. So, we can keep tracking of these needs easily.

Hello everyone!
I’m using Clear Linux on my work laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X270) for Docker/JavaScript development. Works perfectly fine.
Now I installed it on a second machine, an IBM x3550 M3. I squished an real GPU there. Everything except lack of NVIDIA drivers (I know it’s proprietary) is top notch. Clear Linux knows how to handle those 24 cores (2x6/12) :slight_smile:

It slowly becomes my main distribution. Goodbye Debian (server) and POP!_OS (desktop). But I need a real drivers for my RTX game development PC for full jump in.

The bottom line is that this is the fastest and most developer friendly distribution of 2019. Keep the good work Intel!


Having explored linux from time to time over the years I never really felt I could use it exclusively for a variety of reasons … mostly related to the need to be compatible with peripherals and other systems I had to use for my work. Recently I bought a new Lenovo Yoga and decided to replace Windows 10 with linux to see how much the OS had matured. I was amazed that I really didn’t miss Windows, or feel that I needed it for anything specific any longer. After trying a handful of distros (Solus, eOS, Fedora) I read about Clear Linux and decided to try it. The experience has been so good that I plan (even though I am not a developer … or even a very experienced desktop user) to adopt it as my daily driver. Hopefully I will learn to use it well enough to be helpful to others. Thanks for all the hard work you are putting into this project. I feel at home.


Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Keep us posted, and welcome to the community!

Hi Mark, from one Clear newb to another: welcome! I feel the same way. When Clear is “rocking”, it is exciting to me. Especially typing shutdown now at the command prompt and my laptop is off in 4 seconds.


To all the professionals behind clear linux:

Thank you so much! what you have done here is nothing short of amazing.

Had to go back to Ubuntu… can’t believe its the same year :slight_smile:

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Hello all. Finally got around to installing Clear Linux. I got a new i7 NUC not long ago and am now triple booting it with Windows 10, Pop OS linux and Clear Linux.
I had 2 reasons for trying this operating system:

  • Intel hardware optimizations

  • The vast number of development type tools available to easily deploy

I can say that I notice a significant difference between the 3 operating systems on this NUC, with Clear Linux feeling so much more snappy than the other 2.
I have found the forum to be useful so far in helping me install Google Chrome.
I am not using Clear Linux professionally, but will most likely use it for day to day personal desktop use, plus a bit of training in different areas, data science, dev etc.
I like the ease in which I can install Gnome extensions too, great idea having them available in the Software app.
No issues in particular so far, so good job team :slight_smile:


There was one benchmark from 2018 comparing performance on Ubuntu and Clear Linux, and it found that AMD Rhyzen got greater performance boost, by percentage.
That’s to say the optimisation is not just for Intel hardwares, but for Linux in general.

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It would be a nice gesture if Intel shipped a Clear Linux / Intel branded USB stick with their NUC.

With a bootable live image of Clear Linux, plus all videos and documentation on a seperate NTFS partition, making all accessible to Windows users.


if this is the right place to write it:
with xfce I had system freezing a couple of times in the last week (mouse and keyboard)
If not please let me know where I should write


I understand that this is an older post, but just wanted to add my vote for Intel to ship Clear Linux on a USB drive with their NUC and NUC kits. I recently retired from a large company myself, where only a single division was software development, so I understand that communication between divisions can be slow and sometimes problematic, but it would be a super way to expose more people to Clear Linux.

I am running Clear Linux on the newest i5BEH NUC and other than the hiccup with kernel 5.3 booting, it’s running great.

I don’t visit the Distro Watch site often, and I didn’t know about Clear Linux until I saw a comparison of performance between Clear Linux and some other Linux distros.

Anyway, to the Clear Linux team: thanks for what you do!

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Thanks for supporting my idea… it’s appreciated !


Congratulations, it is good hear

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