Calculate Linux 10.4 released

release date: April 8, 2010


Calculate Linux is a family of distributions, based on Gentoo GNU/Linux and completely compatible with it. Calculate Linux family has three members: Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD, CLDG, CLDX), Calculate Directory Server (CDS) and Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS).


  • “Out-of-the-box” client-server solution for small and medium businesses.
  • 100% compatible with Gentoo.
  • Interactive system build and configuration process allows to make changes in the distribution.
  • Supported languages: English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Ukrainian.
  • Can be installed on USB-Flash or USB-HDD with ext4, ext3, ext2, reiserfs, xfs or jfs.

Main changes

  • Added new Calculate Linux Desktop with GNOME desktop environment.
  • Added ‘cl-passwd’ that allows to change user’s domain password in CDS authentication facility.
  • Reduced system’s footprint.
  • Transfer rate of a roaming profile from remote server is significantly improved.
  • Added ability to customize application updates through the file ~/.calculate/ini.env.
  • By default, included a parallel package installation.
  • Added support for more printer models (HP, Epson and others).

Additionally in CLD

  • By default desktop displays the directory ~/Desktop.
  • OpenOffice uses style ‘Oxygen’, added support for KDE menu for open and save files.

Additionally in CLDX

  • Increased performance for older PCs.
  • Added progress bar for login process to domain.
  • Changed menu structure so it looks similar to KDE and Gnome versions.
  • Added the client file sharing network Direct Connect LinuxDC**.
  • Added Liferea aggregator for online news.
  • In Pidgin added support for Facebook, shortcuts.
  • In Firefox added xclear plugin.
  • Fixed keyboard layout in tty1.

Additionally in CDS

  • Added support for the execution of user commands at the server through the CLD profile ~/.calculate/desktop.env.
  • Supported by packing profile to the archive, change the user password in the LDAP server.

Software versions

  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    • KDE 4.4.2, Amarok 2.3.0, digiKam 1.1.0, Firefox 3.6, Kernel, OpenOffice 3.2, X.Org 7.4
    • i686 - 1.69 GB, x86_64 - 1.80 GB
  • CLDG (Gnome desktop):
    • Gnome 2.26.3, Gimp 2.6.8, Firefox 3.6, Kernel, OpenOffice 3.2, X.Org 7.4
    • i686 - 1.35 GB, x86_64 - 1.46 GB
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop):
    • XFCE 4.6.1, Gimp 2.6.8, Kernel, Firefox 3.6, OpenOffice 3.2, X.Org 7.4
    • i686 - 1.06 GB, x86_64 - 1.18 GB
  • CDS (Directory Server):
    • Bind 9.6.1-P3, Kernel, OpenLDAP 2.4.19, Postfix 2.6.5, ProFTPD 1.3.2d, Samba 3.4.5
    • i686 - 554 MB, x86_64 - 592 MB
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    • Openbox 3.4.10, Firefox 3.6, Kernel, X.Org 7.4
    • i686 - 607 MB, x86_64 - 677 MB



You can upgrade previous version of Calculate Linux in two ways:
# Download ISO-image into directory /usr/calculate/share/linux and execute command calculate -d /dev/sdaX, with indicating installation partition. In this case, the installation will take 5-7 minutes, most settings will be transferred.
# Update packages with emerge utility.