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

07/24 - RE: Not emerge binary (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Hi, uncomment


in /etc/portage/make.conf/custom

07/23 - Not emerge binary (Carlos Hurtado)

That. How to install the software without downloading the binaries. Only by source.

Thanks in advance.

07/21 - RE: google-talkplugin (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Everything works.

cd /var/calculate/remote/distfiles
emerge www-plugins/google-talkplugin

07/21 - google-talkplugin (solved) (Walter Duco)

Hi everybody. I've tried to install the google-talkplugin to use mi cam and mic on Google Hangouts, in Firefox, but it requires to intstall the plugin. When I tried to do so, this is what I got

> emerge google-talkplugin
!!! Found 2 make.conf files, using both '/etc/make.conf' and '/etc/p…

07/13 - RE: Thunderbird en Français [résolu] (Adrien Daugabel)

Il y a eu une version 38.0.1 mais je ne me souviens plus s'il y a eu une version 38.0 (tout court)

Chez moi, ça a toujours été en Français :)

Le principal est que ça fonctionne, mais bizarre ...

Dans les modules complémentaires, tu peux activer le "Français Language Pack"

07/11 - RE: Thunderbird en Français (Christophe Descroizette)

Thunderbird est maintenant en français, mais je ne sais pas pourquoi.
Je ne fais que constater aujourd'hui (mise à jour ?).

07/11 - Installation complète imprimante HP (Christophe Descroizette)


J'aimerais bénéficier des fonctionnalités complètes liées à mon imprimante HP (icône HP Device Manager, messages,...).

Souci, 2 paquets manquants, un hp-check me renvoie ceci :

error: pyqt4 PyQt 4- Qt interface for Python (for Qt version 4.x) REQUIRED 4.0 …

07/06 - RE: cl-update cron job killing my laptop (Alexander Tratsevskiy)

Caches the results of calculation of dependency, not 'git pull'. If you have made changes to /etc/portage or packages have been installed, the cache is cleaned.

Thank you!