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
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Forum activity

08/31 - RE: system language (Ferdinand Lachmann)


qlist terminus-font | grep ter-v18n

[binary R ] media-fonts/terminus-font-4.39-r1::gentoo USE="center-tilde pcf pcf-unicode-only psf ru-g -X -a-like-o -distinct-l -quote -raw-font-data -ru-dv -ru-i -ru-k" 952 KiB

08/31 - RE: system language (Mikhail Hiretsky)

What files of console terminus has package:

qlist terminus-font | grep ter-v18n

With what USE flags is installed terminus-font?

08/28 - RE: system language (Ferdinand Lachmann)

Hi Alex,
yes it was installed

the errors where related to my system (i'am on my second "cldx" where the changes not showing up right now (on the first one no more sound after upgrade :-/ and hours on PC whitout sound... boring)

settings now ok

when changing lang…

08/28 - RE: system language (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Ferdi,
Do you have installed media-fonts/terminus-font?

08/27 - RE: system language (Ferdinand Lachmann)

found dutch (flemish) today... big smile!
the setup want's to add a consolefont, which was default, but it is the wrong one.(was to exited to look which one)
It has to be consolefont="lat9w-16"
Otherwise on boot, consolefont not found.
System still updating

thank you very much!

08/26 - RE: system language (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Can you show errors?

08/26 - RE: system language (Ferdinand Lachmann)

hallo again,

because of some errors, cl-update will take sometime :-/

08/26 - RE: system language (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Of course Dutch!
full update package (cl-update), then it will support.

08/26 - RE: system language (Ferdinand Lachmann)

Hey there,
I don't now why Danish language, it has to be Dutch

calculate ferdi # locale-gen * Generating 3 locales (this might take a while) with 1 jobs * (1/3) Generating de_DE.UTF-8 ... [ ok ] * (2/3) Generating en_US.UTF-8 ... …

08/26 - RE: system language (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Ferdi,

We have added support for the Danish language.

Try update now:


if you edited the /etc/locale.gen, then:


a list of locales:

cl-setup-locale -l list

try to choose:

cl-setup-locale -l nl_BE

Thank you!