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'''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.
  
Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:
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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.
  
* '''{{CreateAccount}}''' to log in to the wiki, forums and bug tracker. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]].
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* '''[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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* '''[[Support Funtoo]]''' to help our project grow.
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* '''[[Funtoo Hosting|Get a Funtoo Virtual Container]]'''.
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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:
 
* ...'''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.__NOTOC__
 
* ...'''creative''': We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.
 
  
Learn more about Funtoo Linux's development priorities at [[Funtoo Linux Vision]].
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'''Want to submit a screenshot? [http://forums.funtoo.org/index.php?/topic/180-screenshots/ See here.]'''
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{{Announce|[[Support Funtoo]] and help us grow! '''Donate $15 per month and get a free SSD-based [[Funtoo Hosting|Funtoo Virtual Container]].'''}}
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=== News ===
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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]. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.
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The [[:Help:Funtoo_Editing_Guidelines | How to 'wiki']] will help get you started on wiki editing. Have a look at [[Requested-Documents]] and [[:Category:Needs_Updates | pages that need to be updated.]]
  
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 us.
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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.
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=== Distinctives ===
  
== 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.
  
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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''Benefits for desktops'': leaner, optimized, faster system. ''Additional benefits for servers'': enable only what you actually need to reduce attack surface, thus improving security.
  
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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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.
  
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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In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, [[Funtoo 1.0 Profile|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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'''[[Funtoo Linux Installation|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.
  
We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:
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'''[[Reporting Bugs|We welcome bug reports and suggestions]]'''. You are strongly encouraged to report them on 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.
  
This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.
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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], and then add yourself to our [[Usermap]]. See the [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ|Auth FAQ]] for more info about account creation.
  
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'''[[:Category:Articles|Learn Linux fundamentals]]''' from Daniel Robbins, including Open Source tools such as [[Sed_by_Example,_Part_1|Sed]], [[Awk_by_Example,_Part_1|Awk]]. [[Bash_by_Example,_Part_1|Bash]] and more.
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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.
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Latest revision as of 07:30, December 10, 2014

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
View More News...

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.