Calculate Linux 20th Anniversary

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gringo95, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

    May 7, 2009
    The Gentoo based systems are in my experience the most stable rather than just promising to be. Search any of the top ten supposedly popular distros and you’ll see a raft of issues mostly updates related that average users will not be able to solve themselves without at least some forum interaction which is not much use unless you have a spare system to login with.:( I say ‘supposedly popular’ since there is no reliable way of knowing which these are other than the clickbait-list provided by DistroWatch.

    Gentoo in its pure form is a pretty daunting experience but distros such as Calculate, Redcore and Sabayon have gone a long way towards making this easier to the point where for even normal home users there’s nothing difficult regarding system management. Redcore and Sabayon both have their own GUI package management tools so most of the time there’s no need to use the terminal. For Calculate, by the time you’ve opened Synaptic in another distro, searched for Gnumeric and clicked through to install it you can just open a terminal type ‘emerge gnumeric’ and get the same result.

    Regarding Calculate, twenty years is ten times longer than many distros last and it’s been around that long for a reason. Like ROSA, the Russians know a thing or two about operating system code which shows in the end product. The install process is not as straightforward as Redcore or Sabayon which both use Calamares but even so the instructions provided are easy enough to follow.

    It’s a funny old world we live in. A lot of the people I come across dismiss the likes of Calculate, ROSA and Redcore because of their Russian and Romanian origins yet as dual boot Windows users they’re perfectly happy to install Kaspersky and Bitdefender. Go figure.
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