Welcome to Funtoo.org

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Getting Started

Install Funtoo Linux

Create a Funtoo account, which allows you to get involved with the community. Log in to the wiki, forums, and bug tracker under the same username, and password by unified logins. See the Auth FAQ for more info about account creation.

Get to know fellow users in our IRC community on irc.freenode.net #funtoo you are encouraged to hang out with us.

Report bugs, and suggest improvements to our bug tracker. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed is tracked on our public bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.


Why Funtoo?

Funtoo is a Linux-based operating system that is an advanced 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 on your computing hardware.

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. Funtoo uses Git for development, and ports tree delivery.

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 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.

Funtoo Projects

Official Funtoo Projects include:

Web Projects

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

Web Hosting

Funtoo supports multiple web server stack arrangements to get any content you want published in any way you want with high performance web hosting direct from the distribution.

News

Drobbins

Pre-built kernels!

Funtoo stage3's are now starting to offer pre-built kernels for ease of install. read more....
12 May 2015 by Drobbins
Drobbins

Better Experiences: Ego and Vim

Info on Funtoo's new personality tool called 'ego', and user-focused updates to vim's defaults.
27 April 2015 by Drobbins

Ebuilds

Ebuild pages recently updated: Qtile, Synaptics, Ruby, Tengine, Nginx, PHP, Ntp, Chrony, MediaWiki, Bash

Support Funtoo and help us grow! Donate $15 per month and get a free SSD-based Funtoo Virtual Container.
Looking for people interested in testing and documenting Docker support! Contact Daniel Robbins for more info.