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

02/17 - 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 - Mirror cert expired (chris whittaker)

have tried to update 3 times over the day

cannot verify's certificate, issued by ‘CN=Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority - G2,OU=,\\, Inc.,L=Scottsdale,ST=Arizona,C=US’:
  Issued certificate has expired.

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


02/14 - RE: android emulator (Tomasz Kaczmarczyk)

That /-a is a typo, it should be just -a (emerge --ask)

x y wrote

cat /etc/portage/package.mask/custom
*/*::<name of layman>
that is one command (cat /etc/...) or what?

Result of that cat is this

*/*::<name of layman>

This is how /etc/portage/package.mask/custom should…

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

from your post i tried emerge /-a ...

!!! '/-a' is not claimed by any package.

cat /etc/portage/package.mask/custom
*/*::<name of layman>
that is one command (cat /etc/...) or what?


02/14 - RE: android emulator (Tomasz Kaczmarczyk)

It shouldn't. I posted here few tips but i'm not sure if this will work when layman comes with its profile.

02/14 - android emulator (x y)


simple...i tried genymotion. problem is when personal use license expires (?!) u can't run anymore any android image. shashlik can't emerge because of errors (if i can remember...few days pass). anbox needs unity-gentoo layman with profile. will this f up my calculate kde system? any1 use any …

02/12 - Session Bloqué a l'ouverture (Wifi?) (Youness A)

comme discuté avec des personnes connectées dans Telegram, je formalise ma demande ici dans le forum pour une solution d'un problème particulier que j'ai avec mon calculate.
à l'ouverture de ma session avec la Wi-Fi activé, la session reste bloquée avec un écran bleu foncé, la solution qu…

02/10 - RE: Kernel Update (Tomasz Kaczmarczyk)

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

Thank you!