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Meet Calculate Linux 21!

Released on April 28, 2021

We are pleased to announce the release of Calculate Linux 21.

It includes a new Calculate Container Games flavor, allowing you to run Steam games on your computer. All packages in the binary repository were recompiled with GCC 10.2 and packed with Zstd. Calculate Linux Desktop user profiles now synchronize much faster.

Are available for download: Calculate Linux Desktop featuring the KDE (CLD), Cinnamon (CLDC), LXQt (CLDL), Mate (CLDM) or else Xfce (CLDX and CLDXS) scientific, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) and Calculate Scratch Server (CSS).

Full changes and fixes

  • Added LXC Calculate Container Games (CCG) build for running Steam games
  • Added support for high DPI scaling at user profile setup time
  • Faster domain profile setup
  • Much faster domain profile synchronization
  • Moved from ConsoleKit to elogind
  • Moved from NT1 to SMB 3.11
  • Zstd compression used for binary packages
  • Btrfs used by default
  • Calculate containers supported with LXC-4.0 and higher
  • Fixed wake-up for some notebooks (ASUS X509U)
  • Faster update checking if repository not modified
  • Fixed setup for packages that may prevent templates from being applied
  • Fixed reconnection of domain resources when exiting hibernation mode
  • Fixed first boot-up after reinstallation in domain
  • Fixed pre-building setup for OverlayFS
  • Fixed using swap for hibernation mode
  • Fixed volume detection for autopartitioning
  • Fixed ISO creation
  • Fixed GRUB setup at installation time
  • Fixed checking for bios_boot partition
  • Fixed lags when fetching updates from FTP mirrors
  • Fixed installation of Nvidia drivers for video cards that do no support version 460
  • Fixed system installation with Btrfs compression
  • Added Greek locale

Featured Packages

  • CLD (KDE desktop): KDE Frameworks 5.80.0, KDE Plasma 5.20.5, KDE Applications 20.12.3, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85 - 2.93 G
  • CLDC (Cinnamon desktop): Cinnamon 4.6.7, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Evolution 3.38.4, Gimp 2.10.24, Rhythmbox 3.4.4 - 2.67 G
  • CLDL (LXQt desktop): LXQt 0.17, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, Gimp 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1 - 2.70 G
  • CLDM (MATE desktop): MATE 1.24, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, Gimp 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1 - 2.76 G
  • CLDX (Xfce desktop): Xfce 4.16, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, Gimp 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1 - 2.64 G
  • CLDXS (Xfce Scientific desktop): Xfce 4.16, Eclipse 4.13, Inkscape 1.0.2, LibreOffice, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, Gimp 2.10.24 - 3.00 G
  • CDS (Directory Server): OpenLDAP 2.4.57, Samba 4.12.9, Postfix 3.5.8, ProFTPD 1.3.7a, Bind 9.16.6 - 813 M
  • CLS (Linux Scratch): Xorg-server 1.20.11, Kernel 5.10.32 - 1.39 G
  • CSS (Scratch Server): Kernel 5.10.32, Calculate Utilities - 593 M


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Downloads and Updates

Our LiveUSB images are available for download at

If you already have Calculate Linux on board, please update your system to get CL 21.

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