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Welcome to Funtoo Linux! Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is:

  • ...fun! Our priority is to create a great, supportive and responsive user community.
  • ...user-centric and collaborative. Everyone is considered a user of Funtoo, first and foremost. You don't need any special privileges to collaborate with us.
  • ...production-oriented: Our goal is to have Funtoo be useful for real-world tasks. We use Funtoo to do stuff, like host our infrastructure. It needs to work.
  • ...creative: We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.


Funtoo Linux is led by Daniel Robbins, the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux, who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Our organizational structure consists of BDFL and a small number of support staff, as well as members of our user community who are involved in improving Funtoo Linux. Developement efforts are driven by the BDFL as well as our users, and efforts are under way to implement various mechanisms to allow supporters of Funtoo Linux to chart the future direction of the project.

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system. Funtoo Linux has its own distinct ports tree (repository of packages), which is based on Gentoo's. Every several hours, the Funtoo Linux Portage tree is updated using an automated merge process, to include the latest changes from Gentoo Linux, Funtoo Linux developers and contributors, as well as other independent developers.

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

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. This isn't just a formality -- we take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency (and to help everyone, including BDFL, from having to remember too much!)

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


Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:

How Do I Get An Account For Wiki/Bugs?

Funtoo is currently beta-testing a new centralized login infrastructure. You can create a new account by heading to our beta funtoo account creation page. A new account will work on the wiki, bug tracker and forums. See Funtoo Authentication FAQ for more information.

Funtoo Containers

Funtoo currently offers discount Funtoo Linux virtual server containers to supporters:

  • $10/mo : 3GB RAM, 4 CPU threads, 50GB disk
  • $15/mo : 6GB RAM, 8 CPU threads, 100GB disk
  • $30/mo : 12GB RAM, 12 CPU threads, 200GB disk
  • $45/mo : 48GB RAM, 24 CPU threads, 300GB disk

Each container gives you root access to your own Funtoo Linux server, uses fast SSD storage, includes one static IPv4 address as well as IRC and email support. To sign up, first set up a regular monthly support payment, below. Then email me (drobbins at funtoo.org) with your desired hostname (something.host.funtoo.org) and an SSH public key that you will use to log in to the container. Get more details on the Funtoo Hosting page.

Support Our Work

We encourage all Funtoo Linux users to support our project via a comfortable recurring monthly support payment. Support at levels $10/mo and above grant you the ability to utilize Funtoo Containers. Subscribe by selecting a monthly amount below, and this click Subscribe:

Monthly Recurring Support via Credit Card

See other ways you can support Funtoo, including one-time donations via PayPal, credit card and Bitcoin.

Monthly Recurring Support via PayPal

Monthly Support