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Calculate Linux

Calculate Linux
Calculate Linux Desktop 11.0 GNOME - workspace.
Developer Calculate Linux team
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 6 June 2007 (2007-06-06)
Latest release 15 / 30 September 2015 (2015-09-30)[1]
Available in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and French
Kernel type Monolithic Linux kernel
License Various, mostly GNU GPL
Official website /

Calculate Linux is an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in a corporate environment. It is based on the Gentoo project and includes numerous pre-configured functions. Calculate Linux is distributed in four flavours: Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD), Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) and Calculate Media Center (CMC). Bootable liveCDs are available for all versions. They can be used to install Calculate Linux on a HDD, a USB-Flash or a USB-HDD.


  • Finished client-server solution.
  • Quick installation in the enterprise.
  • Works in heterogeneous networks.
  • Domain Server supports Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 clients.
  • Rolling-release model of binary updates.
  • Includes Calculate utilities which help you to configure, build and install the system.
  • Interactive System Build allows you to change the distribution and create new ISO images.
  • Easy administration.
  • Can be installed on a USB-Flash or a USB-HDD with ext4, ext3, ext2, reiserfs, btrfs, xfs, jfs, nilfs2 or FAT32.
  • 100% compatible with Gentoo, but provides official binary repository updates.


  • Calculate Directory Server can act as a domain controller and can configure Samba, Mail, XMPP, Proxy services using simple Unix-like commands supplied by the Calculate 2 utility package.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop KDE/GNOME/MATE is a desktop based on KDE, Gnome or MATE, intended as a client/workstation. Features quick installation, easy system updates and ability to store user accounts on the server.
  • Calculate Linux Desktop Xfce is a lightweight version of the desktop, intended for low resource use.
  • Calculate Linux Media Center is optimized for storage and playback of multimedia content.
  • Calculate Linux Scratch is intended primarily for administrators and users, who want to have their own Linux distribution optimized for specific situations. With CLS, you can create a bootable liveCD or USB-Flash installation media with any set of software you need.

See also


  • Calculate Linux Desktop 12 KDE - Keep It Rolling, Baby // Barnaby [1]
  • Now, pay attention to the latest Calculate Linux 11.9 // [2]
  • Sergey Yaremchuk. Alexander Tratsevskiy: «Calculate Linux – полет нормальный» // "Системный администратор" magazine №1–2 January 2011 [3]
  • Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Desktop // [Phoronix] Linux Hardware Reviews, Benchmarking, & Gaming [4]
  • Easily Gentoo, or Calculate Linux 10.0 // Magazine «Мой компьютер» №03/2010 [5]
  • Assemble my distro with Calculate Linux Scratch // Magazine «Системный администратор» December 2009 [6]
  • Objective: Select and install a suitable distro for Flash // Magazin «Хакер» август 08 (128) 2009 [7]
  • Building a network on Calculate Directory Server // Magazin «Системный администратор» August 2009 [8]
  • Review Calculate Linux Desktop 9.6 // «Linux Format» Russian edition Number 7 (120) July 2009 [9]
  • Calculate Linux Desktop 9.5 // Dator Magazin [10]


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