Calculate Linux 21 has already been released and these are its news

Few days ago the release of the new version of the Calculate Linux 21 distribution was announced which is built on the basis of Gentoo Linux and supports a continuous update cycle and is optimized for rapid deployment in a corporate environment.

The new version presents a new compilation of Calculate Container Games With a container for launching games from Steam, the packages were rebuilt by the GCC 10.2 compiler and packaged using Zstd compression, Synchronizing User Profiles from Calculate Linux Desktop speeds up significantly, the Btrfs file system is used by default.

Calculate Linux it is compatible with Gentoo ports, uses the OpenRC boot system, and applies a continuous update model. The repository contains more than 13 thousand binary packages. Live USB includes proprietary and open source video drivers.

Supports multiboot and modifying the boot image using the Calculate utilities. The system supports working with the domain Calculate Directory Server with centralized authorization in LDAP and the storage of user profiles on the server.

It includes a collection of utilities specially developed for the Calculate project to configure, assemble, and install the system, and tools are also provided to create custom ISO images tailored to user needs.

Main new features of Calculate Linux 21

In this new version of Calculate Linux 21 by default the Btrfs file system is used With which the system installation was modified by compression in Btrfs, besides that also the Zstd algorithm is used to compress binary packets.

The configuration and synchronization of a user's domain profile has been accelerated, as well as the speed was improved to search for updates when there are no changes in the repository.

Another change that stands out is that when setting up a custom profile, you can now select options for high pixel density displays.

Added a new build called Calculate Container Games 3 (CCG), which provides an LXC container to launch games from the Steam service and also added the ability to use Calculate containers with the LXC 4.0+ Toolkit

As for changes related to each build of the distribution, we can find the following:

CLD (KDE desktop): Updated the package to KDE Frameworks 5.80.0, KDE Plasma 5.20.5, KDE Applications 20.12.3, LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85.

CLDC (Cinnamon desktop): The desktop environment has been updated to Cinnamon 4.6.7, as well as the system packages such as LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Evolution 3.38.4, GIMP 2.10.24, Rhythmbox 3.4.4.

CLDL (LXQt desktop): The desktop environment has been updated to version LXQt 0.17, along with the base package which is LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, GIMP 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1.

CLDM (MATE desktop): MATE 1.24, LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, GIMP 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1.

CLDX (Xfce desktop): Xfce 4.16, LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, GIMP 2.10.24, Clementine 1.4.0_rc1.

CLDXS (Xfce Scientific desktop): Xfce 4.16, Eclipse 4.13, Inkscape 1.0.2, LibreOffice 6.4.7.2, Chromium 90.0.4430.85, Claws Mail 3.17.8, GIMP 2.10.24.

CDS (directory server): OpenLDAP 2.4.57, Samba 4.12.9, Postfix 3.5.8, ProFTPD 1.3.7a, Bind 9.16.6.
CLS (Linux Scratch): Xorg server 1.20.11, Linux kernel 5.10.32.
CSS (temporary server): Linux Kernel 5.10.32, Calculate Utilities 3.6.9.19.

Of the other changes that stand out in this new version:

  • ConsoleKit has been replaced with elogind, a non-systemd version of logind.
  • The transition from the NT1 protocol to the SMB 3.11 protocol has been made.
  • Fixed issue with waking from sleep mode for some laptop models (ASUS X509U).
  • Fixed configuration of packages, during installation of which templates may not work.
  • Fixed reconnecting domain resources when exiting sleep mode.
  • Fixed issues with the first boot of a reinstalled system entered into the domain.
  • Fixed layout preparation for building using OverlayFS.
  • Fixed use of swap partition for hibernation.
  • Fixed incorrect disk detection during automatic partition.
  • Fixed creation of ISO images of the system.
  • Fixed GRUB settings during installation.
  • Fixed checking for the presence of the bios_boot partition.
  • Fixed freezes when receiving updates from FTP mirrors.
  • Fixed installation of NVIDIA drivers for cards that do not support version 460.

Download and Get Calculate Linux 21

For those who are interested in being able to obtain or test the new version, they can do so from the following link


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