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 Telegram.

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

Forum activity

03/19 - RE: cl-builder documentation for reassembling css iso from running cldx (spencer audrey)

I tried looking at the Python code, but I can't make out what it is looking for.

03/19 - RE: Shortcuts is not working (spencer audrey)

activate the shortcut. If keyboard shortcuts stop working, disabling sticky keys may help to fix the problem.

03/18 - RE: Locale Settings in Calculate Utilities Not Retained (wahid abed)

Tom Platts wrote: > Thank you Mikhail and Ferdi for your replies. I eventually gave up on this problem with cldx and switched to cld (kde desktop). CLD is working fine with the correct locale for me "en_AU". Just as an aside - I have found that the CLD implementation of KDE Plasma 5 is very good. I…

03/18 - RE: Cant access Console , Connection and Certificate issues (wahid abed)

chris whittaker wrote:

It doesn't connect under either root or user, though i have to use "SU" to start calculate-core...
i am not sure where that IP actually came from it may have been from the documents page on certificates..

> obviously the GUI isnt connecting to wherever…

03/18 - RE: Having a problem installing on PC (wahid abed)

Ferdinand Lachmann wrote:


having done much xfce4 installs, from dvd or usb stick.
On an old pc (8years) install takes never longer than 20 min ;-)
Maybe your ISO cd not good or something wrong with your partitions?

> see: , & htt…

03/18 - Connexion à Calculate impossible après mise à jour. (Jean-Claude Vignoli)

Bonjour à la communauté,

De temps en temps, quand je mets à jour Calculate en cliquant sur la flèche orangée qui apparaît dans la barre d'outils, l’écran se verrouille, se bloque, et je ne peux plus rien faire. Je ne peux même pas éteindre la machine correctement (je ne peux que l’éteindre « sauv…

03/17 - RE: last cl-update keeps breaking my system (polaca 57)

Switched to Nvidia drivers and it's all good now.
Thank you!

03/17 - RE: last cl-update keeps breaking my system (Tomasz Kaczmarczyk)

If it's possible use nvidia drivers, nouveau one are known from generating issues. Maybe some options can be set in grub menu, I'll check it later.
Is it working?

03/17 - last cl-update keeps breaking my system (polaca 57)

Display flickers and tears then it freezes. I am using Nvidia nouveau driver, kernel 4.19.24-calculate.
This update installs kernel 4.19.29-calculate
Booting latest iso image gives same result, display freezes.

Please help/fix.

Thank you!