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

03/15 - RE: Vos débuts avec Calculate Linux Scratch/Openbox (Lionel LM)

Merci pour ce tuto qui va m'aider à configurer Openbox.

03/15 - RE: cl-kernel est là, une documentation détaillée se prépare (Lionel LM)


J'ai essayé récemment cl-kernel dans une machine virtuelle, et tout le processus s'est très bien déroulé.
Maintenant je vais pouvoir utiliser cet outil sur mon système réel.
Merci :-)

03/14 - RE: Update problem (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Using rsync you will not be able to download faster :)
Calculate downloads portages from Github in the fastest way possible. The binary repository is also selected the fastest. You can run `cl-update --scan` and see statistics '/var/log/calculate/binhost-scan.log'.

03/13 - RE: Update problem (Dj D)

Thank you. Is there any way to choose fastest server for Calculate ?

03/13 - VLC subtitles problem (Dj D)

Hello to all!
Subtitles do not work in VLC.
They are tiny, and there is no any way to make them bigger.
Thank you.

03/12 - RE: [Solved]X Server doesn't work. (Adrien Daugabel)

Cool :)
Several persons have problems with XFCE flavour.
I never reproduced these problems, but, i always tested in a virtual machine.
It looks like XFCE is haunted!

03/12 - RE: X Server doesn't work. (BH Reach)

The problem was not the nouveau driver.

I switched from XFCE to KDE to see if that resolved the problem, it did not.

I got a hint from the Xlog file:

[ 17.505] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disab…

03/12 - RE: Update problem (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Delete the last line.

03/10 - RE: X Server doesn't work. (Adrien Daugabel)

I think the nouveau drivers doesn't work fine with your card.

Try to install nvidia drivers

emerge nvidia-drivers

And enable them :

cl-setup-video --video nvidia

and try to reboot

03/09 - RE: X Server doesn't work. (BH Reach)

eix only lists nvidia-drivers that are available, none are installed.

You can see from the X-log it is using the nouveau driver:

[ 17.738] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[ 17.738] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
[ 17.768] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Fo…

Thank you!