Welcome

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Resources

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

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 Containers

We want to give our supporters the opportunity to use Funtoo Linux online, as a virtual container. Financial supporters of the project are able to request a Funtoo Linux virtual container, based upon their level of support:

  • $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

Find out more details on the Funtoo Hosting page.

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 channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with our community.

Distinctives

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.

Help Document Ebuilds!

We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:

This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.

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Add an Ebuild page: (see Adding an Ebuild to the Wiki for instructions)


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