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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) 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 us special.

Other Funtoo Projects include:

  • Keychain, an SSH/GPG agent front-end.
  • Metro, automated Funtoo build engine.


Ebuild pages recently updated: VirtualBox, Bitwig Studio, Audacious Music Player, KDE (metapackage), Ruby, PHP, Apache, MariaDB, Radeon Video Drivers, Hydrogen more...

Want to submit a screenshot? See here.

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

News

Oleg

Python Updater Deprecation

Python-updater is no longer part of Funtoo Linux.
6 December 2014 by Oleg
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.
12 November 2014 by Drobbins
Dantrell

GNOME 3.14 Unleashed

GNOME 3.14 is now unmasked and stabilized. Enjoy!
4 November 2014 by Dantrell
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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. 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.

Getting Started

Install Funtoo Linux and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow users on our forums. Funtoo Linux has a very active IRC community on Freenode (in the #funtoo channel) and you are encouraged to hang out with us.

We welcome bug reports and suggestions. You are strongly encouraged to report them on our bug tracker. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.

Create a Funtoo account, which allows you to log in to the wiki, forums and bug tracker, and then add yourself to our Usermap. See the Auth FAQ for more info about account creation.

Learn Linux fundamentals from Daniel Robbins, including Open Source tools such as Sed, Awk. Bash and more.

See our FAQ for answers to common questions.

Other resources include larrythecow.org, the Gentoo blog aggregator, kernel-seeds.org, and git.funtoo.org, our cgit repository browser.