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

01/16 - RE: full disk encryption supported? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Herminio,
The CL supports the encryption of user files. This is done for maximum performance and ease of use, because the user's password also decrypts its files.

01/16 - full disk encryption supported? (Herminio Hernandez)

I would like to does calualte linux support full disk encryption? I went through the installer and did not see an option for that. Did I miss something or it is just not set up for that?


01/15 - RE: Unable to boot CLD 17.12 x86-64 live USB (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

If you already have a CL, you can use 'cl-install-flash'. Unlike other utilities, it formats a USB flash drive in fat32. This allows you to create multi-boot versions and make changes to the image of the system:

01/13 - RE: Stuck during Installation on existing partitions using the latest ISO (17.12) (Nadir Boussoukaia)

For the record, to install on existing partitions during the install:

- at "installation type" tab, select "blank" for partition table (no option)
- click nothing else there
- at "layout" tab, add the partitions you want, but not the EFI that is supposed to be /boot
- instead at the botto…

01/12 - RE: Besoin d'aide pour les mises à jour (Adrien Daugabel)

Essaie de faire la mise jour dans un premier temps avec emerge "classiquement" :


pour synchroniser les logiciels puis
emerge -avuuDN --with-bdeps=y @world

Ensuite, relances

pour remettre tout correctement

01/12 - Besoin d'aide pour les mises à jour (lambda adbmal)

bonjour, j'ai déjà demandé de l'aide mais sans resultat, y compris canal irc.

x.callback(, wait_retval[1],
File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/_emerge/", line 119, in _async_waitpid_cb
File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/_emerge/Asynchro…

01/11 - RE: Installation of beyond compare (polaca 57)

Brad, the problem is that the package does not install from that overlay. It's trying to download something that does not exist on

01/11 - RE: Installation of beyond compare (Brad Heffernan)

you could mask the whole overlay except bcompare

To mask all packages of an overlay the syntax in /etc/portage/package.mask is:


To unmask bcompare from gentoo-zh overlay the syntax in /etc/portage/package.unmask is:


01/10 - RE: Installation of beyond compare (polaca 57)

Nadir Boussoukaia wrote:

I think it is possible to get the last version automatically, then do the rest.
As soon as I get Calculate installed I'll do that.

Thanks again

Please let us know if you are successful. I would also love to have this program installed.

01/10 - RE: Installation of beyond compare (Nadir Boussoukaia)

I think it is possible to get the last version automatically, then do the rest.
As soon as I get Calculate installed I'll do that.

Thanks again

Thank you!