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== Get on the UserMap! ==
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'''Funtoo Linux''' is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux], led by [[User:Drobbins|Daniel Robbins]], the creator and former Chief Architect of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux Gentoo Linux], who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. ''Funtoo Linux is optimized for the best possible performance, supporting Intel Core i7, AMD FX Processors, and others.''  [[Subarches|See what we support.]] See [[#Distinctives|Distinctives]], below, for more information about what makes Funtoo Linux special.
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See our full-size [[Usermap]] and find out how to become part of the Funtoo Universe!
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[[Support Funtoo]] to help us grow! '''Donate $15 per month and get a free [[Funtoo Hosting|Funtoo Virtual Container]].'''
 
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=== Resources ===
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'''View the [[Funtoo Linux FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
  
== What is Funtoo Linux? ==  
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[[Funtoo Linux]] is a Linux-based operating system created by [[user:Drobbins|Daniel Robbins]], the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a Free software, or "Open Source" operating system. All distribution source code is freely available, and it can be used and distributed free of charge.
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Join us - {{CreateAccount}}, and then add yourself to our [[Usermap]]!
  
Who develops and improves Funtoo Linux? '''You do.''' We are a completely open meta-distribution that is run by our users and a small group of support staff. Our development centers around the needs of our users. Any user can contribute code and help improve Funtoo Linux functionality on our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker].  
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'''Our resources:''' -- also see the <code>Go</code> menu:
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* '''{{CreateAccount}}''' ([[Funtoo Authentication FAQ|Auth FAQ]])
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* '''[http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org]''' - our new forums!
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* '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org]''', our bug tracker ([[Reporting Bugs|Instructions]]).
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* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], Gentoo blog service.
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* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], kernel build help.
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* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
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* '''[[Support Funtoo]]''' to help our project grow.
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* '''[[Funtoo Hosting|Get a Funtoo Virtual Container]]'''.
  
== What's New? ==
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'''Ebuild pages recently updated:''' {{#ask: [[Category:Ebuilds]]
{{Note}} Mar 12, 2014: '''Check out the new [[Funtoo Linux Web Browsers]] page''', which was created to help Desktop users find the right Web browser for them and get it working perfectly. This page also covers setting up Adobe Flash and Java JRE.
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=== Getting Started ===
  
{{Note}} Feb 25, 2014: '''[https://groups.google.com/d/msg/funtoo-dev/bJ0Fl3pMUI4/tF2sD07qzmEJ Funtoo Hosting!]''' - Funtoo monthly supporters of $10/mo or more get access to '''Funtoo-based virtual systems with generous resource limits (3-48GB RAM, 4-16 cores!)''' [https://groups.google.com/d/msg/funtoo-dev/bJ0Fl3pMUI4/tF2sD07qzmEJ Read more...]
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We encourage you to '''[[Funtoo Linux Installation|install Funtoo Linux]]''', and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow Funtoo Linux users on our '''[http://forums.funtoo.org forums]'''. If you have any improvements or find any bugs in Funtoo Linux, you are strongly encouraged to report them on our '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker]'''. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.
  
{{Note}} Feb 24, 2014: '''The [https://groups.google.com/d/msg/funtoo-dev/6peB_MW4c88/s2EdzraWkjAJ 2014 Funtoo Linux Call for FLOPS] has started!''' Read more and submit your proposal :) '''[[:Category:FLOP|View All FLOPs]].'''
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Funtoo Linux has a very active [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC] community on Freenode, in the <code>#funtoo</code> channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with us.
  
{{Note}} Feb 19, 2014: '''[http://kernel-seeds.org Kernel Seeds] is now online on Funtoo infrastructure.''' Please take a look at the site, and if you see anything out of the ordinary, please [http://bugs.funtoo.org file a bug]. Thanks ;)
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=== Expand the wiki! ===
  
{{Note}} Feb 18, 2014: [[Help:Funtoo Editing Guidelines|Funtoo Page Editing Guidelines]] are now available to aspiring wiki editors. This page describes how properly format Funtoo wiki pages.
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The [[:Help:Funtoo_Editing_Guidelines | How to 'wiki']] will help get you started on wiki editing. Have a look at [[Requested-Documents]] and [[:Category:Needs_Updates | pages that need to be updated.]]
  
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See [[:Category:Ebuilds|Ebuilds]] for a list of all ebuild pages, and [[Adding an Ebuild to the Wiki]] for information on how to add one.
* Read our [[Help:Funtoo Editing Guidelines|Funtoo Editing Guidelines]] for this wiki, and learn how to help us make it better.
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* Learn more about [[Funtoo Linux]].
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* Why you should [[Choose Funtoo]]: ...and how it is different from other distros.
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* Visit [[:Category:Projects|Funtoo Linux Projects]] and also look at the stuff online for [[Metro]].
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* Learn [[:Category:Linux Core Concepts| Core Linux concepts]] from articles originally written by Daniel Robbins.
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* '''[[Funtoo Linux Installation|Install Funtoo Linux]]'''
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== How to Get Involved ==
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=== Distinctives ===
  
* '''wiki''': Help us maintain content on this wiki. Add yourself to the Funtoo [[Usermap]]. Read [[Page guidelines]] and make your first page!
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Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution, which means it is built (fully automatically) with the functionality and optimizations that ''you'' want, not what some distro maintainer thought was best for you. Funtoo Linux packages are installed directly from source code, thanks to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_(software) Portage ports system], inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality.  
* '''bugs''': Our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker] is used to track all ongoing development work in Funtoo Linux. If you find a bug in Funtoo Linux, report it here. Also used for enhancement requests.
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* '''IRC''': Join us in the <tt>#funtoo</tt> IRC channel on <tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>.
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''Benefits for desktops'': leaner, optimized, faster system. ''Additional benefits for servers'': enable only what you actually need to reduce attack surface, thus improving security.
* '''mailing list''': The [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev mailing list] is used for development discussion.
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* '''forums''': [http://forums.funtoo.org Funtoo Forums] are available for forum-style Funtoo discussion.
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We use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Git] for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our ports tree to you.
* '''blogs''': [http://larrythecow.org LarryTheCow.org] is a blog aggregation service for Gentoo ecosystem developers and users.
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* '''rss/atom''': [[Funtoo RSS and Atom Feeds]] displays the latest posts on the Forums and Planet Larry.
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In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, [[Funtoo 1.0 Profile|our profile system]], [[Package:Boot-Update|boot-update]] boot management tool, our incredibly flexible [[Funtoo Linux Networking|template-based networking scripts]], [[Metro Quick Start Tutorial|Metro]] distribution build system, support of Debian, RHEL and other kernels, [[Creating_Python-related_Ebuilds|enhanced Python support]], Portage mini-manifests, user-centric distribution model, and a large number of community infrastructure improvements.
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[[GNOME First Steps|GNOME 3.12]]
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Latest revision as of 13:47, November 22, 2014

Want to submit a screenshot? See here.

Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux, led by Daniel Robbins, the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux, who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Funtoo Linux is optimized for the best possible performance, supporting Intel Core i7, AMD FX Processors, and others. See what we support. See Distinctives, below, for more information about what makes Funtoo Linux special.

Support Funtoo to help us grow! Donate $15 per month and get a free Funtoo Virtual Container.

News

Drobbins

Modular Install Guide Parts

The Install Guide is now modular. Learn how it works, and how you can use it to create your own customized Install Guides.
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Resources

View the Funtoo Linux FAQ for answers to common questions.

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Join us - Create a Funtoo account, and then add yourself to our Usermap!

Our resources: -- also see the Go menu:

Ebuild pages recently updated: NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers, AMD Catalyst Video Drivers, Radeon Video Drivers, NetworkManager, Portage (Funtoo), Lanmap, Compton, Feh, Wordpress, Spectrwm more...

Getting Started

We encourage you to install Funtoo Linux, and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow Funtoo Linux users on our forums. If you have any improvements or find any bugs in Funtoo Linux, you are strongly encouraged to report them on our bug tracker. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.

Funtoo Linux has a very active IRC community on Freenode, in the #funtoo channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with us.

Expand the wiki!

The How to 'wiki' will help get you started on wiki editing. Have a look at Requested-Documents and pages that need to be updated.

See Ebuilds for a list of all ebuild pages, and Adding an Ebuild to the Wiki for information on how to add one.

Distinctives

Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution, which means it is built (fully automatically) with the functionality and optimizations that you want, not what some distro maintainer thought was best for you. Funtoo Linux packages are installed directly from source code, thanks to the Portage ports system, inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality.

Benefits for desktops: leaner, optimized, faster system. Additional benefits for servers: enable only what you actually need to reduce attack surface, thus improving security.

We use Git for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our ports tree to you.

In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, our profile system, boot-update boot management tool, our incredibly flexible template-based networking scripts, Metro distribution build system, support of Debian, RHEL and other kernels, enhanced Python support, Portage mini-manifests, user-centric distribution model, and a large number of community infrastructure improvements.