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

07/23 - 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..


07/21 - RE: Move the server-data map. (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Instead of /mnt, you can mount in /var/calculate

or add the following line in /etc/fstab

/mnt/server-data   /var/calculate/server-data   none   bind   0 0

07/20 - Move the server-data map. (Francois Duprez)

Is it possible to move this directory structure to a different location??

Home directory | /var/calculate/server-data/samba/home/user |
Share directory | /var/calculate/server-data/samba/share |
Linux profile | /var/calculate/server-data/samba/profile…

07/14 - RE: Installation on a USB Hard Drive (Iurii Blokhin)

Installer have function to install on usb hard drive: In Mount points -> Installation type -> USB Hard disk

07/14 - Installation on a USB Hard Drive (Ignacio Sniechowski)

I have the following situation.
I have to install CL xfce in a usb3.0 external drive that will be used by several different computers. That is, I will need some kind of hardware autodetection.
How can I achieve this? any suggestion?
thanks in advance

07/10 - RE: updating failed with this error message.... (Tanawat Lekhaphot)

guest@calculate ~ $ su
calculate ~ # nmap

Starting Nmap 6.25 ( ) at 2014-07-10 14:40 UTC
Nmap scan report for (
Host is up (0.50s latency).
rDNS record for
Not shown: 992 filtered ports

07/09 - Wine Installed & Works Fine but Crossover Needed for Ecco (Douglas Hinds)

I use 3 Windows applications: Solid Converter PDF (which converts pdf file to an editable format), KatMouse (which adds the ability to scroll to older Windows applications like Ecco), and ECCOPro - a PIM (a Personal Information Manager that I have used for years).

I installed Wine with no proble…

Thank you!