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

12/20 - NetworkManager changed my Hostname (farouk rabrab)

Hi folks

Today after updating NetworkManager to version: "", my Hostname change from "@calculate" to "@dhcppc0".

is there a way to get the right Hostname automatically from "/etc/conf.d/hostname" ?

without editing the "NetworkManager.conf" for a STATIC Hostname:

12/20 - RE: is DRACUT sufficient for kernels upgrading? (farouk rabrab)

Thanks alot for your answer Mr Mikhail Hiretsky

12/18 - RE: Official posture on systemd? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

We are opposed to systemd. At the moment, we use udev, because it does not require dependencies on systemd.

12/18 - RE: sys-kernel/calculate-sources v.s sys-kernel/gentoo-sources (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Calculate-sources you install like any other package, it install the binary, or compiled during the installation (unless changed USE flags or choose another version). Gentoo-sources is only the kernel source with patches.

12/18 - RE: A quand un synaptic ? (Julien DAL)


Il me semble que cela est prévu effectivement qu'une application soit en cours de dev. pour se faire.

Il en existe d'ailleurs mais qui sont pas mal bugguée et par la nature même de Calculate et Gentoo cela devient très compliqué et tu vas me dire "pourquoi".

1/ Calculate propose des …

12/18 - A quand un synaptic ? (PingCalculate New)


A mon avis il ne manque qu'une chose pour que calculate perce ; un synaptic .

Alors est-ce prévu ?

12/18 - sys-kernel/calculate-sources v.s sys-kernel/gentoo-sources (Antonyo Hutsona)

What is the difference between the two?

12/17 - Official posture on systemd? (aaaa bbbb)


As many might be aware there's a raging topic going on in linux world about systemd.

Also, Calculate, being a Gentoo based, many must be familiar about Gentoo's in-house solutions that replace systemd, mainly:


When I tried Calculate it was using openrc but that was a…

12/17 - RE: Why kernel 3.14.25 real problem in working Calculate? (Antonyo Hutsona)

Glad you found a solution that worked for you. In the future you can use the process I listed to upgrade your kernel.

Thank you!