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

10/30 - BCM43142 quick howto (Hrundix q)

Emerge driver if not emerged:

emerge net-wireless/broadcom-sta

Find and remove broadcom modules if any:

lsmod  | grep "brcmsmac\|b43\|ssb\|bcma\|wl" 
rmmod b43
rmmod wl
rmmod brcmsmac
rmmod ssb
rmmod bcma

Load new driver:

modprobe cfg80211 wl

10/21 - RE: [Resolu] Firefox plante (Adrien Daugabel)

Le problème resurgit.

Mais parfois sans Flash lancé. Les pages et toute l'interface reste blanche.

Je lance Firefox avec optirun, et tout semble correct. Il semble qu'il se comporte mal quand il est exécuté avec le seul chipset Intel..

10/20 - Souci avec Digikam (Joël Yves)

J'utilise Digikam pour la gestion de photo.
Je viens de migrer vers Calculate Linux 14
En utilisant le logiciel pour la première fois, j'ai eu la surprise de voir
  1. que la fonction permettant d'attribuer la position GPS à une image n'existe pas dans la mouture installée. Où puis je tr…

10/18 - Cl-Update-Profile : quelques nouvelles astuces (Elena Gavrilova)

Fonctionnalités pour utilisateurs

L'outil cl-update-profile a été largement réécrit pour la version 3.2.2 des Utilitaires Calculate et propose désormais les fonctionnalités suivantes :

  1. Le choix du protocole de mise à jour, pour aller à l'encontre du comportement standard.
  2. La mise à …

10/16 - Problem with perl (Adrien Daugabel)


I have some problems with gtk2-perl.

Sometimes, I have this error :

Gdk:ERROR:/var/calculate/tmp/portage/x11-libs/gtk+-2.24.24/work/gtk+-2.24.24/gdk/gdkregion-generic.c:1114:miUnionNonO: assertion failed: (r->x1 < r->x2)

I try reinstall gtk2-perl but not works.


10/15 - RE: Swap trouble (fran anc)

First of all thanks for your kind reply .
While working to follow your suggestions , I opened Gparted .
I clicked with the left mouse button on the swap partition .
The context menu gave me the opportunity to ACTIVATE swap. So I did .
Giving free command from the terminal this was the result…

10/13 - RE: Swap trouble (Iurii Blokhin)

UUID is correct? Correct uuid you can see in blkid /dev/sda3

Or try adding without UUID.

/dev/sda3   none      swap    sw                 0 0

10/13 - RE: Désactiver la notification de mise à jour (Bertrand Bo)

Bonsoir XKomodor,

Merci pour ta réponse. En fait, j'ai bien tenté de configurer ça depuis la console Calculate mais rien n'y fait, c'a réapparaît toujours !

Mon fichier '~/.calculate/ini.env' m'indique bien 'update = off'

10/12 - [Solved] Swap trouble (fran anc)

Hi. I just installed latest version of Calculate 14 XFCE, in my Dell Inspiron 6400. I refer to this thread ( html) because I have a similar problem.
In my case the swap partition has been installed from the beg…

10/10 - RE: Désactiver la notification de mise à jour (Julien DAL)


Désolé j'ai peu de temps donc ... je réponds "tard".

Tu vas dans "Calculate console" sur la rubrique "Configuration" puis mise à jour, tu auras ce dont tu as besoin.



Thank you!