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Calculate Linux 11.12 released

Calculate Linux 11.12 has been released on December 29th, 2011.

You are welcome to choose between several flavours: Calculate Directory Server (CDS) if you need a server option; Calculate Linux Desktop featuring a KDE (CLD), GNOME (CLDG) or XFCE (CLDX) desktop; Calculate Media Center (CMC) if a media center is what you want; or, if you would rather prefer a scratch distribution, either Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) or Calculate Scratch Server (CSS).

Major Changes


  • Updating the portage trees has become much faster since we migrated on Git.
  • Binary repositories are better handled now that all changes are synchronized with Portage updates.


  • Support has been added for PXE network booting.
  • From now on, you can specify the domain and the domain password when booting from a LiveCD or a LiveUSB or via PXE.
  • Language and timezone preferences can now be specified for any newly created ISO image.
  • You will be able to select your preferred IO scheduler through a special parameter.

Fixed Issues

  • The problem with copying symbolic links in a domain user profile has been fixed.
  • Image update for Live Flash has been fixed.
  • Installation with CLT templates now runs OK.
  • Changing a partition type should cause no more problem.


  • We have added installation guides in French and Spanish for the relevant locales.
  • Numerous fixes brought to English messages.

Kernel and Software

  • CDS (Directory Server):
    Bind 9.7.4-P1, Kernel 3.1.6, OpenLDAP 2.4.24, Postfix 2.8.7, ProFTPD 1.3.4a, Samba 3.5.11
    i686 - 671 MB, x86_64 - 709 MB
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
    KDE 4.7.4, Amarok 2.4.3, digiKam 2.3.0, Chromium 16.0.912.63, Kernel 3.1.6, LibreOffice 3.4.4
    i686 - 1.84 GB, x86_64 - 2.0 GB
  • CLDG (GNOME desktop):
    Gnome 2.32, Gimp 2.6.11, Chromium 16.0.912.63, Kernel 3.1.6, LibreOffice 3.4.4
    i686 - 1.47 GB, x86_64 - 1.62 GB
  • CLDX (XFCE desktop):
    XFCE 4.8, Gimp 2.6.11, Kernel 3.1.6, Chromium 16.0.912.63, LibreOffice 3.4.4
    i686 - 1.35 GB, x86_64 - 1.51 GB
  • CMC (Media Center):
    XBMC 10.1, Kernel 3.1.6, X.Org 7.4
    i686 - 903 MB, x86_64 - 1.0 GB
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
    Openbox 3.5.0, Kernel 3.1.6, X.Org 7.4
    i686 - 636 MB, x86_64 - 673 MB
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
    Kernel 3.1.6
    i686 - 458 MB, x86_64 - 491 MB


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