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

09/16 - RE: cpupower vs cpufrequtil (Marek Matej)


after emerging you need to add the service to default runlevel

# rc-update add cpupower default
# rc-update add laptop_mode default

and/or start the services by hand without reset

# /etc/init.d/cpupower
# /etc/init.d/laptop_mode

I don't remember an…

09/16 - RE: cpupower vs cpufrequtil (Antonyo Hutsona)

Is there anything you did after emerging cpupower? Did you need to delete or adjust any config files?

09/16 - RE: cpupower vs cpufrequtil (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Marek,
Thanks for the suggestion. In the near future we'll see.

09/16 - cpupower vs cpufrequtil (Marek Matej)

Hi folks,

on my T430s I was trying to get better battery life. Finally I was successful, thanks to Arch forums . (the right solution for me was: i915 kernel cmdline options + laptop-mode-tools + cpupower).

With cpufrequtils package installed …

09/16 - RE: Ref.: Error installing CDS to hard drive (VM) (Сергей Федотов)

Or just run these commands first, before install:

sed -ie 's/ID_TYPE/DEVTYPE/g' /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/calculate/install/variables/
sed -ie 's/ID_TYPE/DEVTYPE/g' /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/calculate/lib/utils/

P.S. Bump!

09/15 - RE: Firefox plante (Julien DAL)


Une réponse rapide ... Effectivement comme je te le disais plus haut, la gestion de Flash passant par le driver de la carte graphique, il y a de forte chance que la nouvelle version de Flash et du pilote spécifique à ton GPU soit aléatoire.

En attendant un dépannage, essaie de passer pa…

09/15 - Personnaliser son kernel (Adrien Daugabel)


L'outil cl-kernel n'existant plus, je cherche à savoir comment personnaliser le kernel de Calculate Linux et que ce soit persistant en cas de mise à jour évidemment.

Comment puis-je m'y prendre ?


09/13 - RE: Firefox plante (Adrien Daugabel)

Le problème se pose à nouveau.

Quand il se pose, je ne peux pas non plus lancer d'applications "optirun" :

Sep 13 07:52:47 superlinux kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at           (null)
Sep 13 07:52:47 superlinux kernel: IP: [<ffffffff81465a55>] __down+0x3…

09/12 - RE: Explain it like I'm stupid - Kernel upgrade [Solved] (Iurii Blokhin)

cl-setup-boot was not necessary. When you emerge calculate-sources, grub settings automatically updating

09/12 - RE: Explain it like I'm stupid - Kernel upgrade (Antonyo Hutsona)

Thanks for everyone's help. Should anyone come in the future come across this this is what I did

  1. eix-sync
  2. echo "=sys-kernel/calculate-sources-3.16.2" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords/custom
  3. cl-update
  4. cl-setup-boot

Thank you!