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

02/21 - RE: After update Browsers crash (chris whittaker)

Thank you for your reply and help

I have tried Renaming which has made no difference....still only runs OK with no sandbox........This Laptop is 32bit and i read somewhere this was an issue in 2012 I think with Chromium,and 32 bit pcs had ssues with sandboxes.
I have tried installing Qupzilla …

02/21 - RE: Fresh install - wont boot (jack layton)

You are right. Later, I did the some test (setting dos partition) and it works out the box. What I meant to say, is that with all the default options, the installer choses a GPT partition scheme that does not work out of the box in old hardware. If Calculate wants to become more widespread in my opi…

02/20 - RE: Fresh install - wont boot (Mikhail Hiretsky)

It's strange that the installer did not set the partition's activity. I have tested system install in virtualbox with dos partition table and partition activity was set correctly.

02/19 - RE: After update Browsers crash (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Chris,
chromium-64.0.3282.167 and opera-51.0.2830.34 work for me. Try to run without user settings, previously renaming ~/.config/chromium and ~/.config/opera

02/19 - RE: Kernel Update (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Tomasz Kaczmarczyk wrote:

Are there packages for that kernel or you had to use ebuild (compile)?

For a fresh kernel version, there is also a binary package.

02/19 - After update Browsers crash (chris whittaker)

Ran Cl-update earlier and now have 2 browsers Chromium and Opera that just crash on opening.....well They open and do nothing else.

I ran them boot from terminal and the crash reports are in the attached file

Had to drive into office to post this as I have no internet access.......Clementi…

02/18 - RE: Fresh install - wont boot (jack layton)

I've solved the problem. The thing is that two systems I've tried Calculate on are old (around 8 years - Q6700 quad core - 8GB ram) so the BIOS has trouble to recognize the boot partition. I found the solution in Gentoo handbook.…

02/17 - Fresh install - wont boot (jack layton)

I am a long time gentoo user. I am trying calculate for the first time. So, I downloaded the cldm-17.12-x86_64.iso, I loaded into a usb key and I installed without hassle using all the default options. I haven't changed a single tick mark. I have to mention that I wiped out my 500GB entir…

02/15 - RE: Kernel Update (Brad Heffernan)

yes it was in the calculate-sources package. :) just installed it with emerge

╭─pheonix@calculate ~/Downloads  
╰─➤  eix calculate-sources
[?] sys-kernel/calculate-sources [1]
     Available versions:  
     (4.4.115) ~4.4.115^bs
     (4.9.80) ~4.9.80^bs
     (4.14.14) 4.14.14^bs

02/14 - RE: android emulator (x y)

very useful link


Thank you!