Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 12 Goes Into Beta
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 3 July 2012 at 10:28 PM EDT. Add A Comment
The Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution is preparing to release version 12 of its desktop and server environment, but before that happens, they've put out a public beta for more widespread testing. announced that Calculate Linux 12 has entered its final phase. What's new with this 12.0 milestone is Calculate Utilities 3 with network client-server solutions via SOAP/WSDL being supported, console and graphical interfaces, and support for performing multiple Calculate Linux installations simultaneously to different local and remote storage mediums.

The Calculate Linux Desktop in version 12 continues to have an Xfce spin and features a new theme, a bigger menu, and other changes. GIMP 2.8 has also been tossed into the desktop flavor.

Calculate Linux 12 is offered in multiple flavors: CDS Directory Server, CLD KDE Desktop, CLDG GNOME Desktop, CLDX Xfce Desktop, CMC Media Center, CLS Linux Scratch, and CSS Scratch Server.

Two years ago I published some benchmarks of Calculate Linux, but perhaps it's time to deliver new benchmarks of this Gentoo-based operating system.

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