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

11/25 - How to add or change desktop background in Calculate Linux Scratch 15 KDE Plasma 5? (Shazia Juna)

I installed Calculate Linux Scratch 15 KDE Plasma 5 on my laptop. I cant seem to change the desktop background for some reason!! I have gone through the system settings and searched for solutions and hints for an hour. I also added kde-plasma-addon as suggested on the gentoo wiki.

Although, I li…

11/25 - RE: (SOLVED-Newbie question) Issues installing x11-misc/redshift-1.10 (Shazia Juna)

Hello Alexander,

A big THANKS for your suggestion and it worked!! I am really pleased with the setup and learning my way around Calculate Linux and Portage.

Once again thanks and wishing you all the best!!

11/25 - RE: (Newbie question) Issues installing x11-misc/redshift-1.10 (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Shazia,
Try add the flag PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_4" to x11-misc/redshift:

echo "x11-misc/redshift python_targets_python3_4" >> /etc/portage/package.use/custom

11/24 - (Newbie question) Issues installing x11-misc/redshift-1.10 (Shazia Juna)

I have installed Calculate Linux Mate Desktop on my laptop today, so I am a newbie. I followed the documentation on the Calculate Linux website and I updated the system without any issues. Also managed to install wacom drivers and some other software, no problems at all, it was pretty straightforwar…

11/24 - RE: System Locale en_AU.utf8 (Tom Platts)

Thank you Alexander. It is very much appreciated. BTW - Very nice work on both cldm and cldx.

11/24 - RE: System Locale en_AU.utf8 (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Tom,
We will add support for the Australian locale.

11/24 - System Locale en_AU.utf8 (Tom Platts)

Hi Guys,
I'm running cldm on one computer and cldx on another. On my cldm system I have successfully set the default system locale to the Australian locale en_AU.utf8 by adding it to /etc/locale.gen and then running locale-gen to generate the locales, and finally by editing /usr/bin/kwrite /etc/env…

11/22 - RE: How to install libreoffice on Calculate Scratsch 15 KDE released (Ismet Trbovic)

I solved the problem with

  1. emerge --ask libreoffice

11/22 - How to install libreoffice on Calculate Scratsch 15 KDE released (Ismet Trbovic)

How to install libreoffice on Calculate Scratsch 15 KDE released?

11/19 - RE: kde-base/kdelibs-4.14.14 fails to compile (Сергей Федотов)

Is it not wonderful?

Unfortunately, due to the fact that you are using CFLAGS and other optimizations, binaries will not work for you completely.

Thank you!