Calculate Linux

What is… Calculate Linux?

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You can learn about Linux ® here.
The Calculate project features several distributions, optimized for two distinct groups of people: home users as well as small and medium businesses that prefer open-source to proprietary solutions.

Calculate Linux Desktop is a complementary solution for the Server and together they provide important features like roaming profiles and centralized software deployment.

Calculate Directory Server can successfully replace a Windows NT ® domain controller (Windows clients supported) and provides additional services that can be deployed in a matter of minutes: LDAP, Mail, Jabber and many others.

Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.



You can watch the full video here.

Why make another distribution?

Most of the modern Linux distributions are intended for enthusiasts, except Novell SLES/SLED, Ubuntu and RedHat EL. However, even if you use these, setting up a client/server environment could be tricky (especially when you have to manage both Windows and Linux clients). We created our own distribution to help other people who want to use GNU/Linux instead of a proprietary OS for their business needs.

Got a Question?

• Bugs
If you find an error, check our Known Bugs list for known solutions.

• Chat
If you need assistance, feel free to ask in the IRC Chat dedicated to Calculate Linux - #calculate on Freenode.

• Email
You can also ask our community directly on our Mailing List.

• Social Networks
You can find like-minded people on Facebook, on the Calculate Linux page.

Forum activity

07/31 - XFCE4 not starting desktop (Ferdinand Lachmann)

Hello people,
i'am very impressed about "calculate-linux"
So installed XFCE4.
But after system upgrade, the system don't start into the desktop.
The xserver starts into the blue calculate desktop whitout icons, then stops go back to console, it starts back to the blue screen, stops go back to co…

07/31 - RE: Unable to Perform restart the OS. (Ismet Trbovic)

I installed cld 13.19.To turn off and restart the OS using the button in the top right corner.

07/31 - RE: Unable to Perform restart the OS. (Mikhail Hiretsky)

What is system verions? What type of Calculate Linux do you use (CLDX,CLD or other)? How did you try to restart system (system menu, /sbin/reboot or other) ?

07/31 - Unable to Perform restart the OS. (Ismet Trbovic)

Unable to Perform restart or shutdown the OS.The problem occurs occasionally.Calculate at 13:11 I've never had this problem.

07/28 - RE: What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Andrés Cianciaruso)

Ok, thank you. The purpose is to delegate some simple tasks like creating users, monitoring shares, etc.
Just waiting then ;)

07/25 - RE: Where to find start.cmd template? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

New versions of the utilities keep all templates settings in one directory of the overlay.
Unfortunately 'start.cmd' hardcoded in utilities calculate-server ver 2.1.

07/25 - RE: What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Currently server is configured using only command-line utilities. Configure the server using the GUI of Calculate Console planned for future versions.

07/25 - What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Andrés Cianciaruso)

Do you recommend any graphical administrative tool or interface to configure the Server properties (Active directory, samba basis, etc.)?
I mean, instead of accessing the command line console of the server.
Thank you very much.

07/24 - RE: Happening to me that I can not turn off or perform a restart laptop. (Ismet Trbovic)

The problem was due to low battery of an optical mouse.

07/24 - Linux tutorial site (John Next)

Hi guys,

I've created a website that covers the basics of Linux: The content is still being added. If someone is willing to contribute please contact me at .


Thank you!