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

10/07 - Template error during grub setup (Jason Hutchinson)

error when Updating my boot setup using console-gui

The boot paramaters are being configured..... Failed
Creating Host-Only initramfs ......
Host-Only initramfs has been created
Configuring the grub
Failed to execute: /var/lib/layman/calculate/profiles/templates/3.3/3_ac_install_live/1-m…

10/07 - RE: Is there a Calculate Web Server distribution, ready to install and to use out of the iso? (Jose C)

Hello and thanks a lot Mikhail,
Is there a link to a tutorial on how to do all that stuff in the right way? Please understand that I have experience with Linux Desktop as amateur, but I would like to learn how to install a Web Server in the right way. I can only read in English and Spanish, please…

10/07 - RE: Live USB Persistence (Michael Holberton)

Hi Alex,

I'm using the pre tag in order to make it easier to read.

I'm still using the same Live USB environment.

The Calculate Console does not display correctly. I can not see all the text
under the images. For example, I can see "Break the" but I can only see the top
few pixels …

10/06 - Firefox 41 : segfault (Adrien Daugabel)

Hi all,

Since i updated Firefox to 41 version, when i open a tab => Crash (In console : segfault)

Other people have this problem ?



10/06 - RE: Live USB Persistence (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Michael,

Utilities system assembly Calculate 3.4, came out with a new release Calculate Linux have been completely rewritten:

Now we write documentation for system assembly.

To recover Grub, you can use the utility 'cl-setup-boot' or graphical console:


10/06 - RE: Is there a Calculate Web Server distribution, ready to install and to use out of the iso? (Mikhail Hiretsky)

You can use CDS. Mail will be managed by server. Apache, php, html, javascript, css files, MySQL database and other tools you can install from binary packages and configure manually. Also you can create custom Calculate Linux iso image with preferred software.

10/06 - Is there a Calculate Web Server distribution, ready to install and to use out of the iso? (Jose C)


Given my positive experience with my ongoing test of Calculate Linux Desktop, I would like to know if there is a Calculate Web Server distribution to host several independent websites, each one with its own domain, Apache, php, html, javascript, css files, MySQL database, and email accou…

10/06 - RE: Live USB Persistence (Michael Holberton)

Hi Alex,

Thanks for responding.

Allow me to clarify my question further.

If I add packages, or make any other changes, whilst using Calculate as a Live USB, can those changes be saved so that the next time I use the Live USB I do not have to make the same changes again?

Also, whils…

10/05 - RE: Live USB Persistence (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Michael,
All ISO images - support the work Live USB.

10/04 - RE: Installing non-standard/proprietary software (Adrien Daugabel)


I don't know for all but for VMWare, it works.
If rpm are all in one (no dependencies) you can install rpm packages if you install RPM on calculate.

Thank you!