Clear Linux is an optimized Linux distribution by Intel.
It performs better than NixOS as desktop experience on X1C7, thus improving on X1C7 - Moderate Performance. In addition, the system is much more reliable, such as there not being any X1C7 WiFi issue (or Thunderbolt issues) so far.
- If using NVIDIA, its proprietary drivers must be manually installed (be sure to copy the long CLI commands in a text file before rebooting the computer post-nouveau-deactivation to avoid having to type them all)
- Brave browser: needs to be manually updated
- NixOS tracker discussion on adopting Clear Linux patches