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

11/16 - RE: OpenRC boot messages? (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Elwynn,
Press Alt+F1 during system boot.

11/15 - RE: Emege a échoué Blocked Packages (Adrien Daugabel)


Normalement sur MATE (sur la mienne) je n'ai ni sys-apps/apmd ni sys-power/powermgmt-base.

Désinstalle-les et retente la mise à jour.
S'il ne fallait pas les désinstaller, le système les réinstallera.

11/15 - Emege a échoué Blocked Packages (jean lar)

Bonjour a tous !
Pour faire court voici le message
amicalement larkinux.

Synchronisation des dépôts
 * Checking current binhost ...                                           [ ok ]
 * Checking Distros updates ...                                           [ ok ]
 * Checking Calculate up…

11/14 - OpenRC boot messages? (Elwynn Elfrith)


OpenRC boot messages seem to have disappeared since Calculate 18 came out. Am I wrong?

I found them useful to check whether everything was okay. Is there any way to restore them?


11/14 - RE: grapics card change (Valentin Munitsa)

Got issue resolved by manually regenerating grub configs and letting xorg to generate new one.

not sure what job is done by cl-setup-video :)

11/09 - RE: grapics card change (dragan legic)

There is no Intel but my humble opinion is that you have to delete xorg.conf or rename it to xorg.conf.old. You have to change the grub (/etc/default/grub) and delete the radeon, make the update grub, restart but i do not know what is written for Intel. You may not have all the files installed for I…

11/09 - RE: grapics card change (Valentin Munitsa)

Yes, sure.
I also checked xorg and grub configs - both still reference Radeon driver.

11/08 - New password does not unlock encrypted home folder (Jose Jurado)

The installer option to encrypt the home folder was used when installing Calculate 18 xfce version. Recently, the password was changed in a terminal using passwd. How can the new password be assigned to be used automatically as the new passphrase to unlock one's encrypted home folder? Note: T…

11/08 - RE: cl-console-gui stops on crashing python2.7 (Marek Matej)

Currently I have the very same versions on both CLD and CDS


But I have managed to install CDS without the calculate-utils and not sure which version is on the latest CDS18 livedvd iso.

Anyways, after the last update I've noticed frequent kdeinit5…

11/08 - RE: grapics card change (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi Valentin,
Did you restart your PC after executing the command?

Thank you!