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

02/24 - Having trouble updating (Brad Heffernan)

Everytime i update im getting this error

Failed to emerge net-wireless/broadcom-sta-
update failed

here is the log

 Applying broadcom-sta- ...
[ ok ]
* Applying broadcom-sta- ...

02/24 - RE: Installation fails every time (Marky Sol)

This time KDE.
It detects the very old nVidia driver, despite my hardware is pretty decent (Gforce 980), supposed to be 378xx.

02/24 - RE: Installation fails every time (Marky Sol)

Tried that already several times.
Nothing helps.

02/24 - RE: Installation fails every time (dragan legic)

Try to drag the .iso file to your computer,delete the old .iso, all the cookies and cache. Try to do make USB from the windows program rufus, select the option DD or iso, try to make buoot USB with the Ubuntu gnome Disk program, option to restore the content, select this option and the file from the…

02/24 - localization (dragan legic)

I installed libreoffice and although it has a language support modul, it has nothing completely except English. What is the language module and setup language in the portholes, I tried my Serbian language to install is not supported. I do not understand the policy to create distribution with localiz…

02/24 - RE: Installation fails every time (Adrien Daugabel)

Did you buse LiveDVD or a live USB ?

Did you try to create the ISO on other USB or burn on other DVD ?

02/24 - Installation fails every time (Marek Markowski)


I'd love to try your distro but I experience the installation failure, no matter what I do.

Any clues?

"Failed to copy files from '/run/initramfs/squashfs' to '/run/calculate/mount/install':error reading '/run/initramfs/squashfs/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/': I…

02/24 - RE: Texas Instruments CC1120 module does not receive upon software upgrade (Atul Garg)

Hi Yalan,

The software you borrowed is good but in case you are facing some problems in installing them or not able to operate, you can just go through this link to have a look on some other products matching your requirement.


02/23 - RE: Kernel Update (Brad Heffernan)

what do you mean binary packages how does that work? all i know is to install something you use


also i seen there is Calculate Linux 17.12.2 released. what kernel version is that released with?

02/21 - RE: After update Browsers crash (chris whittaker)

Thank you for your reply and help

I have tried Renaming which has made no difference....still only runs OK with no sandbox........This Laptop is 32bit and i read somewhere this was an issue in 2012 I think with Chromium,and 32 bit pcs had ssues with sandboxes.
I have tried installing Qupzilla …

Thank you!