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

07/28 - RE: What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Andrés Cianciaruso)

Ok, thank you. The purpose is to delegate some simple tasks like creating users, monitoring shares, etc.
Just waiting then ;)

07/25 - RE: Where to find start.cmd template? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

New versions of the utilities keep all templates settings in one directory of the overlay.
Unfortunately 'start.cmd' hardcoded in utilities calculate-server ver 2.1.

07/25 - RE: What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Currently server is configured using only command-line utilities. Configure the server using the GUI of Calculate Console planned for future versions.

07/25 - What graphical samba interface is recommended? (Andrés Cianciaruso)

Do you recommend any graphical administrative tool or interface to configure the Server properties (Active directory, samba basis, etc.)?
I mean, instead of accessing the command line console of the server.
Thank you very much.

07/24 - RE: Happening to me that I can not turn off or perform a restart laptop. (Ismet Trbovic)

The problem was due to low battery of an optical mouse.

07/24 - Linux tutorial site (John Next)

Hi guys,

I've created a website that covers the basics of Linux: The content is still being added. If someone is willing to contribute please contact me at .


07/24 - Where to find start.cmd template? (Andrés Cianciaruso)

Hi people:
I've created about 80 samba user accounts, and realized that in every netlogon folder exists an initial start.cmd logon script.
But I can't find where is the original or template file, or configuration, from which those scripts are created.
I need to change some values, and don't want …

07/23 - RE: Happening to me that I can not turn off or perform a restart laptop. (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

You can abort the upgrade (Ctrl+C) and turn off the laptop. In most cases, this will not lead to problems.

07/23 - Happening to me that I can not turn off or perform a restart laptop. (Ismet Trbovic)

I installed Calculate 13.19 and performed the update.
Happening to me that I can not turn off or perform a restart laptop.
This problem does not happen to me on Calculate 13.11.
How do we solve this problem?

07/22 - RE: Move the server-data map. (Francois Duprez)


This was the elegant solution i searched for. Easier than changing ever conf file on the system..


Thank you!