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

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)


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

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


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I'm running CLDL that's outdated for about 4 months, before a full system upgrade it already has been costed against 45% of my 16GiB root partition, now an upgrade is being done but it has now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
Title Python 3.6 to become the default target
Author Michał Górny <>

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…

07/08 - The @-sign won't work (Erik Ridderby)


Looong time gentoo and funtoo user installed Calculate KDE Desktop for the first time.

Things went well and I managed to upgrade the system if I removed pulseaudio and one other PyQt4 dependencies (some kind of qt screen recorder I think). A compiled gentoo without systemd is what I need…

07/08 - RE: Clementine player (dragan legic)

I got a solution
[code]cl-update-profile CLD[/code]
After these command the system has restored all repositories and installed the gentoo version but no ipod option.

07/07 - RE: Update issue (chris whittaker)

Have sent to your e-mail from and alternative source....Gmail wouldnt allow it ..

07/07 - RE: Calc always boots into (Ying Si)

Damned. After update I cannot boot into my User anymore.
Where the hell ist the setting to boot into <zuhause> ?

07/06 - Clementine player [solved] (dragan legic)

I have a Clemetine player program installed, the program has stopped working. I tried reinstalling, but now some parts are missing. Those files no longer exist. My Calculate is KDE plasma 5.12.5.

Thank you!