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Calculate Linux is a family of distribution, 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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Lautre; 04-08-2010 at 02:28 AM.