Gentoo-based Calculate Linux 20 released with major improvements

Calculate Linux 20 offers various new features that the users would get excited about, there is news that could be a major turn-off for some users. Read on for more details.

With New Year being around the corner, the minds behind Calculate Linux deemed this the perfect time to drop a significant release that comes with tons of new software, enhancements, and fixes.

Before we get to the new Calculate Linux 20, let’s discuss a bit about this OS to see what makes Calculate different from the other operating systems out there. Based on Gentoo, this operating system is famous for its user-friendliness and speed. Not only that, but if you want an operating system for your outdated, slow hardware, Calculate Linux should be a perfect choice.

However, what makes Calculate so unique is the fact that it comes with a wide array of pre-configured functions and supports fast deployment. Other than that, the operating system is available in various flavors, which include CLD (Calculate Linux Desktop with KDE), CLDC (with Cinnamon), CLDM (with Mate), CLDX (with Xfce), CSS (the server variant), CLS (made from scratch), and CDS (Calculate Directory Server).

So, now that we know about the basics of Calculate Linux, it’s about time we see what the new update has in store for us.

What’s New


Although the new version of Calculate offers various new features that the users would get excited about, there is news that could be a major turn-off for some of its users. Calculate Linux 20 will only support 64-bit systems from now on, so this seems like the perfect time to upgrade your systems if you want to run Calculate.

One major change is that the operating system is now based on Gentoo 17.1, and GCC 9.2 was used for the recompilation of the binary packages. Calculate also sports a bug-free single disk autodetection for installation and default audio device configuration. Other fixes have been done in IP detection, GUI login, disk partitioning, current video driver detection, container shutdown, web-browser icon, and cl-kernel.

Apart from that, users will now find MPV instead of MPlayer to accompany the operating system. Some users were also encountering freezes during the start time, but this problem has now been taken care of.

When it comes to upgrades, the KDE variant of Calculate comes with KDE Frameworks v5.64, KDE Plasma v5.17.4, KDE Applications v18.08.3, and LibreOffice v6.2.8.2. If anyone wants to opt for the Cinnamon flavor, Cinnamon v4.0.3, updated LibreOffice, Firefox 70.0, and Gimp v2.10.14 are what you’re going to get. Also, MATE has been updated to v1.22 (CLDM), Xfce to v4.14 (CLDX), Xorg-server to v1.20.5 (CLS), and Kernel to v5.4.6 (CSS).


With this update, the fans of Calculate Linux will be able to enjoy a more error-free experience and updated software. In case you want to give this operating system a chance, it also comes with LiveUSB images that you can get from here. To get to know more about this update, make sure to check out its official release notes.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




How to install CouchPotato on Ubuntu

Downloading movies and copying them over to your home server can get frustrating, especially if you are doing it daily! What if you have an option to download videos automatically, quickly, and above all with excellent quality. CouchPotato allows you to download movies easily once they are available and released automatically.

Top 20 Rsync Examples in Linux

The Rsync (remote sync) command is a Linux/Unix utility used to synchronize and copy files and directories either locally or remotely. Most Linux geeks use Rsync to mirror, backup or migrate data across folders, across disks and networks. One notable feature with the Rsync command is that it uses the "delta transfer algorithm."

Setting up NFS Server on Ubuntu Server

We have put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial that will guide you on how to install and set up NFS Server on Ubuntu so you too can start sharing data with other client systems. It is divided into sections, the first part discussing how to set up the host server and the second part showing you how to set up the client-side. For this tutorial, we will be using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Crontab in Linux Explained With Examples

Crontab is the Linux equivalent of the Window's Task Scheduler. It can help you set up a task to run automatically at a regular...

The 10 Best Linux Server Distros For Home And Businesses

By the year 2020, it is estimated that there are close to 600 Linux distributions in the market. It includes both servers and Desktop versions; therefore, if you are looking for lightweight Linux distribution for your old PC or a reliable desktop version for employees in your organization, you may be overwhelmed with the number of choices for finding one for your use.

How to list the installed Packages on Ubuntu

It is only natural to start installing more and more software on your Ubuntu PC once you start using it. Similarly, it is also natural to lose track of the different packages that you have installed on your system. Eventually, you may be overwhelmed with the number of packages in your system and with the ones you hardly used.


Linux is growing faster than ever. As per the latest report, there is a drop in the Windows 10 market share for the first time, and Linux's market share has improved to 2.87% this month. Most of the features in the list were rolled out in the Pop OS 20.04. Let's a detailed look into the new features, how to upgrade, and a ride through video.
Elementary OS 5.1 Hera has received a point release with a handful of new features and bug fixes, and we will be reviewing the significant changes in this article. For those new to elementary OS, this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution uses their inhouse built Pantheon desktop environment and AppCenter.

CopyQ – Advanced clipboard manager for Linux

We have all had that moment when we copied a text, but we first needed another one, and in the process, lost the first one. If you're lucky, you can get it back quickly with a bit of work.

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta Installation and Overview

It may be early, but I've been looking forward to the release of Ubuntu 19.10 for some time now. As an impatient person, and promised readers in the FOSSLinux article announcing the release of Eoan Ermine that we would provide you a review of Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine - Beta.  So, here it goes.

Beaker Browser: A P2P web browser you must try

I think we can all agree on the fact that the web browser is an integral part of our Linux systems, or any computer system, for that matter. We have had several fulfilling options for browsing the web, like Firefox, Brave, Vivaldi, Tor, etc. and they have worked pretty well, but also pretty much in the same way, except for Tor, which is much better for anonymity.

10 top reasons to switch to Manjaro Linux

Manjaro is Linux distro based on Arch-Linux which follows a rolling release model. Is this distro good for you? Let's find out the main reasons for using Manjaro.