Clear Linux

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.

App notes

  • 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
  • VSCode
    • Flatpak install has broken terminal shell (uses some sandboxed shell); install vscode using .rpm instead.
    • settings sync: GitHub opens a new VSCode instance, and thus breaks. Manually copy-pasting the auth token in the original window works.
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