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'''Welcome to Funtoo Linux!''' Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo Linux]. Funtoo Linux is:
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* ...'''fun!''' Our priority is to create a ''great, supportive and responsive'' user community.
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* ...'''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.
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* ...'''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.__NOTOC__
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* ...'''creative''': We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.
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=== Getting Started ===
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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]. 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 [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 our community.
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[http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=funtoo '''Funtoo Linux'''] is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux Gentoo Linux], led by [[User:Drobbins|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.'' [[Subarches|See what we support.]] See [[#Distinctives|Distinctives]], below, for more information about what makes us special.
   
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=== Distinctives ===
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Funtoo Linux is led by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Robbins_(computer_programmer) 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. 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.
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'''Other Funtoo Projects include''':
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*  '''[[Keychain]]''', an SSH/GPG agent front-end.
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* '''[[Metro]]''', automated Funtoo build engine.
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* '''[[Linux_Fundamentals,_Part_1|Learn Linux]]'''! [[Awk_by_Example,_Part_1|Awk]], [[Bash_by_Example,_Part_1|Bash]], [[Sed_by_Example,_Part_1|Sed]]  and more.
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Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_(software) 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.
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=== Expand the wiki! ===
  
We use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Git] for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our Portage tree to you.
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The [[:Help:Funtoo_Editing_Guidelines | How to 'wiki']] will help you to learn how to create wiki documents. Have a look at [[Requested Documents]] and [[:Category:Needs_Updates | pages that need to be updated.]]
  
=== Help Document Ebuilds! ===
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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.
  
We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:
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=== Translations ===
  
This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.
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This wiki is using a new system to manage translations to non-English languages. View [[Special:PageTranslation]] for a list of pages that have been chosen to be translated. We ask that all translators focus on these pages -- the list will expand in the future. To translate a page, {{CreateAccount}}, log in, and then click the "Translate this page" link at the top of the page. Translation is easy -- you can translate the page piece by piece so it is manageable. This new system is designed to keep translations up-to-date so that our non-English documentation remains current.
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=== Distinctives ===
  
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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. 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. 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.
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'''Add an Ebuild page:''' (see [[Adding an Ebuild to the Wiki]] for instructions)
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In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, [[Funtoo Profiles|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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=== Getting Started ===
  
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'''[[Install|Install Funtoo Linux]]''' and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow users on our '''[http://forums.funtoo.org forums]'''. Funtoo Linux has a very active [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC IRC] community on [http://freenode.net Freenode] (in the <code>#funtoo</code> channel) and you are encouraged to hang out with us.
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Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:
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'''[[Reporting Bugs|We welcome bug reports and suggestions]]'''.  Please report bugs to our '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker]'''. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.
  
* {{CreateAccount}} to log in to the wiki, forums and bug tracker. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]].
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'''{{CreateAccount}}''', which allows you to log in to the wiki, [http://forums.funtoo.org forums] and [https://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker]. See the [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ|Auth FAQ]] for more info about account creation.
* [http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org] - our new forums!
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* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev] mailing list
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* [http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org], our bug tracker.
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* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], our Gentoo blog aggregation service.
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* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], resources for building your kernel from scratch.
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* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
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=== Funtoo Containers ===
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'''See our [[Funtoo Linux FAQ|FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
  
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:
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Other resources include [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], the Gentoo blog aggregator, [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], and [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
  
* $10/mo : '''3GB''' RAM, '''4''' CPU threads, 50GB disk
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* $15/mo : '''6GB''' RAM, '''8''' CPU threads, 100GB disk
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* $30/mo : '''12GB''' RAM, '''12''' CPU threads, 200GB disk
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* $45/mo : '''48GB''' RAM, '''24''' CPU threads, 300GB disk
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Find out more details on the [[Funtoo Hosting]] page.
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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''''':
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Latest revision as of 01:19, July 17, 2015

Should you install Funtoo Linux?

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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:


Drobbins

Perl Updates

Gentoo has bumped perl from 5.20 to 5.22. Be sure to run perl-cleaner --all after the upgrade.
2015-07-25 by Drobbins
Drobbins

ARM Rebuild

ARM systems will use new stage3's that are not compatible with earlier versions.
2015-06-27 by Drobbins
More...

Expand the wiki!

The How to 'wiki' will help you to learn how to create wiki documents. 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.

Translations

This wiki is using a new system to manage translations to non-English languages. View Special:PageTranslation for a list of pages that have been chosen to be translated. We ask that all translators focus on these pages -- the list will expand in the future. To translate a page, Create a Funtoo account, log in, and then click the "Translate this page" link at the top of the page. Translation is easy -- you can translate the page piece by piece so it is manageable. This new system is designed to keep translations up-to-date so that our non-English documentation remains current.

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. 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. Please report bugs to 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. See the Auth FAQ for more info about account creation.

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.