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

03/21 - Evince and qpdfView not opening .eps files (Bill Chivers)

Hello, thank you for this great distro, my daily driver for over two years!

After a recent upgrade, the evince and qpdfview packages will no longer open .eps (postscript) files. This is a recent change - I have regularly used these packages to open .eps files for years.

It appears that the…

03/20 - RE: Bloated Calculate Linux (Dj D)

Tried everything listed, but my system space is getting smaller every day.

  1. eclean-dist * Building file list for distfiles cleaning... * Cleaning distfiles...
    [ 617.8 K ] testdisk-7.1_pre20180322.tar.gz ===========
    [ 617.8 K ] Total space from 1 files were freed in the distfiles …

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 - 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.

03/14 - RE: Vivaldi et les DRM (Jean Bakota)

Salut Jesse,

J'ai effectué la même manoeuvre sur mon Desktop et le résultat est le même que sur le laptop. Vivaldi ne gère pas nativement les DRM sous linux seulement. On aura essayé...

Conclusion: Vivaldi superbe ergonomie, rapide mais pratiquement inutile dans un contexte d'utilisation multi…

Thank you!