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Calculate Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Calculate Linux is a Gentoo-based family of three distinguished distributions. Calculate Directory Server (CDS) is a solution that supports Windows and Linux clients via LDAP + SAMBA, providing proxy, mail and Jabbers servers with streamlined user management. Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD) is a workstation and client distribution with KDE, MATE or Xfce desktop that includes a wizard to configure a connection to Calculate Directory Server. Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) is live CD with a build framework for creating a custom distribution.

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Average visitor rating: 9.38/10 from 24 review(s).


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Distribution Calculate Linux
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-07-01: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 17.6
 • 2016-12-30: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 17
 • 2016-05-20: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 15.17
 • 2015-12-31: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 15.12
 • 2015-09-30: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 15
 • 2015-07-21: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.16.2 "MATE"
 • 2015-06-05: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.16.2
 • 2015-04-21: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.16
 • 2014-12-17: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.12
 • 2014-09-05: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14
 • 2014-07-02: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 13.19
 • 2014-03-05: Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 13.11.1
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Feature 17.6 15.17 14.16.2 13.19 12.0.3 11.15 11.12 11.9 11.6.1 11.3 10.9 10.4 9.9 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-01 2016-05-20 2015-06-05 2014-07-02 2012-09-02 2012-03-14 2011-12-29 2011-10-01 2011-07-23 2011-03-12 2010-10-08 2010-04-08 2009-09-28 Release Date
End Of Life                           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1646-2008                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce KDE, MATE, Xfce KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce KDE Default Desktop
Package Management Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Portage Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems btrfs, ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4, jfs, resierfs, xfs ext3, ext4 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes be, bg, bs, cs, da, de, en, es, et, fr, hr, is, it, kk, lt, lv, hu, nl, nn, pl, pt, ro, ru, sk, sl, sq, sr, fi, sv, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk de, en, es, fr, it, pl, pt, ru, uk Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.6 15.17 14.16.2 13.19 12.0.3 11.15 11.12 11.9 11.6.1 11.3 10.9 10.4 9.9 Full Package List
Package 17.6 15.17 14.16.2 13.19 12.0.3 11.15 11.12 11.9 11.6.1 11.3 10.9 10.4 9.9 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.29 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.21a 1.0.21a 1.0.20 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) 9.11.0-P5 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5 9.9.5 9.9.1-P2 9.7.4-P1 9.7.4-P1 9.7.3-P3 9.7.3-P3 9.7.2-P3 9.6.1-P3 9.6.1-P3 -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.84) -- -- 43.0.2357.65 35.0.1916.153 21.0.1180.57 17.0.963.79 16.0.912.63 14.0.835.163 12.0.742.91 10.0.648.127 6.0.472 -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.84)
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.4 2.0.3 2.0.2 1.7.1 1.5.3 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.3.11 1.3.10 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.4 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.4-P1 4.2.3-P1 4.2.3-P1 3.1.3-P1 3.1.3-P1 3.1.2-P1 -- 3.1.2-P1 -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.7 1.42 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.9 1.41.3 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 54.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.6 3.5.3 firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7.1 2.6.3 2.5.5 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.8 2.4.6 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.0 4.9.3 4.8.3 4.7.3 4.5.3 4.5.3 4.5.3 4.5.3 4.4.5 4.4.5 4.4.3 4.3.4 4.3.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.8 2.6.6 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.22 2.20 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.12.2 2.12.2 2.12.2 2.11.3 2.11.2 2.10.1 2.9 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- 3.2.2.1 3.2.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.15 3.16.7 2.24.27 2.24.23 3.2.4 3.2.3 2.24.5 2.24.4 2.24.4 2.22.1 2.20.1 2.18.7 2.14.7 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.17 2.2.16 -- 2.2.15 -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.3) 17.04.2 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.0 1.70.0beta1 1.66.0alpha2 k3b (17.08.3)
kmod (24) 23 22 20 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.2.7 5.1.2 4.4.3 4.2.5 3.6.1 3.5.1 3.4.4 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.1 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.9.34 4.4.9 3.18.11 3.14.9 3.5.3 3.2.8 3.1.6 3.0.4 2.6.38.8 2.6.36.3 2.6.34.4 2.6.32.11 2.6.30.5 linux (4.14.6)
Package 17.6 15.17 14.16.2 13.19 12.0.3 11.15 11.12 11.9 11.6.1 11.3 10.9 10.4 9.9 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.14.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.0.6 11.0.6 10.3.7 10.0.4 8.0.3 7.11.2 7.11.2 7.11 7.10.3 7.9.1 7.8.2 7.5.2 7.5.1 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- 5.6.28 5.6.24 5.1.70 5.1.62 5.1.61 5.1.56 5.1.56 5.1.56 5.1.51 5.0.90 5.0.90 5.0.84 mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- 3.2.1 3.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.30.1 2.26.4 2.24.2 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.36 256.53 195.36.15 185.18.31 NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 -- -- 3.4.11.2 3.4.10 -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.2p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.2p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2k 1.0.2h 1.0.1m 1.0.1h 1.0.0j 1.0.0g 1.0.0e 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 1.0.0d 1.0.0a 0.9.8n 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.16.3 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.3 5.12.2 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.9.5 5.6.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.1.6 3.0.3 3.0.0 2.10.3 2.9.3 2.8.7 2.8.4 2.8.4 2.7.4 2.7.2 -- 2.6.5 -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 9.5.7 9.5.2 9.4.2 9.3.3 9.1.5 9.1.2 9.1.1 9.0.4 9.0.4 9.0.3 -- 8.4.2 -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 3.4.5 3.4.3 2.7.9 2.7.6 2.7.3 3.2.2 3.1.4 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 2.6.4 2.6.2 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.7.1 5.6.0 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.8.0 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.5.1 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.5.10 4.2.11 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.5.15 3.5.11 3.5.11 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.7 3.4.9 3.4.5 3.0.33 samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2 4.12.1 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.3 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.8.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.3 1.17.4 1.16.4 1.15.0 1.12.2 1.11.2 1.11.2 1.10.4 1.10.2 1.9.4 1.7.7 1.6.5 1.6.3.901 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 17.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-04
Votes: 2


This is the best choice for those who are looking for a reliable distro for real job. installation flexibility, You can compile programs from the source code or use binary builds. There are tools to build your own distribution. For firms there is desktop and server distribution for building enterprise network (Linux+win). Compatibility with Gentoo.


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Version: 17.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-04
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Easiest way to learn Gentoo even for newbies. Once you learn how to use few basic functions of portage, like package mask, package keywords, layman... with Calculate you don't even have to understand use flags. I don't care much about them, I think they belong to past era of slow computers where they were useful to make leaner packages and system run faster.

Calculate also has huge binary repository of ten thousand packages so average joe will not be compiling much from the source.
Comes with many tools, makes it easy to install video drivers and choose your sound server and default sound card for example.

Solid,stable rolling distro with no systemd.


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Version: 17.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-04
Votes: 1


Much overlooked distro. Extremely stable for a rolling model. Install is a breeze. Has all the software an average home user will ever need, in binary packages. No need to worry about compiling from source although Calculate makes it easy if you do need to.

Install Porthole to help you search and install form both Calculate and Gentoo repositories. Many other repositories available, a la AUR in Arch, or PPA in Ubuntu, they are called Layman in Gentoo.
Great way to learn Gentoo, which is in many ways unlike other Linux distros.
Biggest hurdle to using Gentoo is installation, and Calculate solves it for you with excellent graphical installer.

So go ahead, don't be afraid of Gentoo. Calculate is Gentoo for layman :)


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