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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.

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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 Telegram.

• Social Networks
You can find like-minded people on Facebook, on the Calculate Linux page.

Forum activity

07/22 - update problem (x y)

again...

* * ERROR: media-sound/kalsamix-1.0.0_beta2::gentoo-zh failed (depend phase): *   kde4-base.eclass could not be found by inherit() *  * Call stack: *                     ebuild.sh, line 635:  Called source '/var/lib/layman/gentoo-zh/media-sound/kalsamix/kalsamix-1.0.0_beta2.ebuild' …

07/19 - Default sound card keeps resetting after updates (polaca 57)

Hello calculate team,
With every cl update my default sound card resets, doesn't seem to be set to any sound card. Not a big deal to set it again, but if there is way to prevent this it would help. I am using alsa.

Thanks.

07/19 - RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (dragan legic)

Thanks for the nice explanation. Is it almost scheduled to update plasma to version 5.13.3

07/19 - RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

The directory /var/calculate/tmp contains temporary files, it can be cleared. In /var/calculate/packages are the downloaded packages. You can also delete. Not critical, because you can always download them again. In /var/calculate/remote/distfiles are the downloaded source code of packages. Al…

07/19 - RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (HD Scania)

Fortunately that's just emerge runtime bloat, when I interrupt the upgrade it shrinks down to 57% from 81%.

2.6GiB /var/calculate/tmp
1.4GiB /var/calculate/remote
192MiB /var/calculate/packages

To more deeply clean run this?

> sudo eclean-dist -d && sudo eclean-pkg -d && sudo emerge --…

07/18 - RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Clear the history of the repositories:

cl-update --one-depth

07/18 - RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (Adrien Daugabel)

Hi,

by default, archives are not cleaned after install (faster to reinstall a package.

You can clean these archives with 2 commands (in root user)

eclean-pkg
eclean-dist

What is the size of your /var/calculate directory ?

du -sh /var/calculate

07/18 - System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? (HD Scania)

I'm running CLDL that's outdated for about 4 months, before a full system upgrade it already has been costed against 45% of my 16GiB root partition, now an upgrade is being done but it has now been even costed against 81% out of 16GiB, now going to reach 95% to be overloaded. What Gentoo goodies to …

07/11 - RE: Calculate update does not run notifications in the panel (dragan legic)

Make.conf is dir not file

CLD-17.6R/etc/portage/make.conf$ dir
0-base binhost custom

This text system writed when I work cl-update
2018-05-22-python3-6
Title Python 3.6 to become the default target
Author Michał Górny <>
Post…

07/10 - Calculate update does not run notifications in the panel (dragan legic)

Calculate update does not run notifications in the panel. I am working through the terminal, but I do not understand that the update is based on python2.7, and when I look at the update, it is pushing python to version 3.5.5. As far as I remember, python is not backward compatible. When I did a manu…

Thank you!