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

09/24 - RE: Installation problem when using already existing partitions (Fernando Negro)

Aha! You were right, Mikhail Hiretsky. :)

Because, with the installers of the Debian family of distros, I always choose the option "Use as: Reserved BIOS boot area" for my /sda1 partition, I thought I had to also choose to "use" such partition with Calculate's installer. But, just ignoring the pa…

09/24 - RE: Installation problem when using already existing partitions (Mikhail Hiretsky)

Problem with layout was caused by adding to list partitions, which you do not use (/dev/sda1,/dev/sda4). If you want to use the partition as swap, you should select mount point "swap". In this way you need to choose to follow partitions and mount points:

/dev/sda2   /      ext4
/dev/sda3 …

09/24 - RE: Installation en simple boot sur 2 disques{ (/dev/nvme0n1) & (/dev/sda) ]: choix du systeme fichiers & partitionnement. (Jose Jurado)

Sur mon Hewlett-Packard, lorsque j'installe une distro, je préfère installer avec le mode 'non-secure boot' (soit, 'legacy boot'): des gens en informatique m'indiquent que 'secure boot' ne vaut pas le coup. Donc, dans le BIOS, je choisi quelque sorte:

*Enable Legacy Boot :ON
Enable UEFI Boot :…

09/24 - RE: Calculate Update keeps removing and reinstalling a package plus maybe dependencies and others (Jose Jurado)

Update 3:
The problem seemed to be solved a few days later, if I remember correctly, possibly by running the following (not as root nor as sudo) in a terminal:


09/23 - RE: Installation problem when using already existing partitions (Fernando Negro)

One thing I would like to add, is that,

The first time I tried CLDX (version 17) over a year ago, when I got to this "mount points" step, although GParted would automatically detect my partitions, the graphical installer apparently wouldn't (i.e. the "mount points" list appeared empty, when I rea…

09/22 - [SOLVED] Installation problem when using already existing partitions (Fernando Negro)

While trying to install CLDX 17.12.2, when I get to the step of defining the mount points, after choosing to use the already existing partitions, it seems that I'm not able to find what are the correct options to choose.

The partitions I'm trying to use, are the ones that are listed by GParted as…

09/20 - RE: Bloated Calculate Linux (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

You can also clear the history of the repository /usr/portage:

cl-update --one-depth

09/20 - RE: sddm theme (dragan legic)

I know for that variant, since the 5.x. I use RR distro and upgrade regular CLD. That bug is from the beginning of the plasma, the avatars problem, the background problem. Thank you for your reply :)

09/20 - RE: sddm theme (Михаил Арестов)

That's what I did.
I Installed the latest version 0.18.0 of x11-misc/sddm and 5.12.5 of kde-plasma/sddm-kcm.
Then edited files 'theme.conf' and 'theme.conf.user' as:


Also edited '/etc/sddm.conf':


09/18 - RE: Installation en simple boot sur 2 disques{ (/dev/nvme0n1) & (/dev/sda) ]: choix du systeme fichiers & partitionnement. (L Espace Uniste)

Bonjour Adrien,

J'ai réinstallé . Rebooté (après avoir retiré la clé USB), mais pas moyen d'obtenir les options. Taper "e" (ou "c" d'ailleurs) me conduit direct sur une autre fenêtre (verte) ne me donnant le choix que d'entrer mon identifiant et mon code.
J'ai re brancher ma clé iso pour tester …

Thank you!