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[[Support Funtoo]] to help our project grow! '''Donate $15 per month and get a free [[Funtoo Hosting|Funtoo Virtual Container]].'''}}
  
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== Resources ==
== Get on the UserMap! ==
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See our full-size [[Usermap]] and find out how to become part of the Funtoo Universe!
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== Join the User Community ==
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Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:
  
Funtoo Linux is focused on the needs of our users. Here's how to get involved:
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* '''{{CreateAccount}}''' to log in to the wiki, forums and bug tracker. See [[Funtoo Authentication FAQ]].
;wiki: Help us maintain content on this wiki. Add yourself to the Funtoo [[Usermap]].
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* '''[http://forums.funtoo.org forums.funtoo.org]''' - our new forums!
;bugs: Our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker] is used to track all ongoing development work in Funtoo Linux. If you find a bug in Funtoo Linux, report it here. Also used for enhancement requests.
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* [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev] mailing list
;IRC: Join us in the <tt>#funtoo</tt> IRC channel on <tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>.
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* '''[http://bugs.funtoo.org bugs.funtoo.org]''', our bug tracker ([[Reporting Bugs|Instructions]]).
;mailing list: The [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev mailing list] is used for development discussion.
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* [http://larrythecow.org larrythecow.org], our Gentoo blog aggregation service.
;forums: [http://forums.funtoo.org Funtoo Forums] are available for forum-style Funtoo discussion.
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* [http://kernel-seeds.org kernel-seeds.org], resources for building your kernel from scratch.
;blogs: [http://larrythecow.org LarryTheCow.org] is a blog aggregation service for Gentoo ecosystem developers and users.
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* [http://git.funtoo.org git.funtoo.org], our cgit repository browser.
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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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=== [[image:Feed-icon-28x28.png|link=http://forums.funtoo.org/extern.php?action=feed&type=atom]] Latest Forum Posts ===
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== Welcome to Funtoo Linux ==
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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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* ...'''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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'''View the [[Funtoo Linux FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
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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.
  
= Welcome to the Funtoo Wiki! =
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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.
  
[[Funtoo Linux]] is a Linux-based operating system created by [[user:Drobbins|Daniel Robbins]], the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a Free software, or "Open Source" operating system. All distribution source code is freely available, and it can be used and distributed free of charge.
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== Project Structure ==
  
Who develops and improves Funtoo Linux? '''You do.''' We are a completely open meta-distribution that is run by our users and a small group of support staff. Our development centers around the needs of our users. Any user can contribute code and help improve Funtoo Linux functionality on our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker].  
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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. Development 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.
  
== Featured Video ==
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'''Learn more about Funtoo Linux's [[staff]] and [[Funtoo Linux Vision|development vision]].'''
  
In this video, Jonathan Vasquez ([[User:Fearedbliss|fearedbliss]]) walks you through the process of installing Funtoo Linux with ZFS. See the [[ZFS Install Guide]] for detailed instructions.
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== Distinctives ==
  
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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.], inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, but written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality. 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.
  
== Meta-Distribution, Optimized ==
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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.
  
Funtoo Linux is also a ''meta''-distribution, which means that it is built automatically from source code and is customized with the functionality that ''you'' want it to have, and ''without'' the unnecessary features and "bloat" that you want to avoid.  
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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.
  
In addition, a Funtoo Linux system is [[Download|optimized for your CPU]], and we offer optimized versions for ''Intel Core i7'', ''Intel Atom'', ''AMD Opteron'', and other processors and architectures.
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== Help Document Ebuilds! ==
  
These combination of factors work together to create an extremely high-performance and flexible computing platform -- a platform where ''you'' are in control, and your system performs optimally. We believe that Funtoo Linux is the most ideal expression of how operating system technology "should" work, and we continually strive to make it better.
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We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:
  
== The Gentoo Ecosystem ==
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This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.
  
We are committed to maintaining high-levels of compatibility and collaboration with the Gentoo Linux project, and challenge ourselves to innovate while providing new approaches that can be easily leveraged by the Gentoo Community. We appreciate the support we receive from members of the Gentoo Community and strive to contribute back to the larger [[Gentoo Ecosystem]].
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== Ultimate Flexibility for Developers ==
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Does your Linux distribution allow multiple versions of <tt>php</tt>, <tt>[[python]]</tt> or <tt>ruby</tt> installed happily alongside each other? Funtoo Linux does. Are you tired of hand-building key packages from source to configure them exactly the way you want? Funtoo Linux allows you to tweak the build-time features of packages using handy things called USE variables. Other distributions are forced to either leave stuff out that you want, or include stuff you don't want.
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== Help Document! ==
  
We support the [[OpenVZ]] project and build up-to-date Funtoo Linux OpenVZ containers that you can [[Download|download]]. Also see [[VagrantUp]] for a nice way to deploy VirtualBox-based Funtoo Linux systems. [[Metro]], our automated distro build tool, is capable of building OpenVZ, Linux VServer and [[Linux Containers]] (LXC) images. Funtoo Linux also makes an excellent virtualization host system for [[Xen]].
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== Features ==
 
 
[[Funtoo Linux]] features native [[wikipedia:UTF-8|UTF-8]] support enabled by default, a [[wikipedia:Git (software)|git]]-based, [[Portage Tree|distributed Portage Tree]] and funtoo overlay, an enhanced [[Portage]] with more compact mini-manifest tree, automated imports of new [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo] changes every 12 hours, [[GUID Booting Guide|GPT/GUID boot support]] and [[Boot-Update|streamlined boot configuration]], [[Funtoo Linux Networking|enhanced network configuration]], up-to-date [http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-stable/ stable] and [http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-current/ current] Funtoo [[Stage Tarball|stages]], all built using Funtoo's [[Metro]] build tool. We also offer Ubuntu Server, Debian, RHEL and Fedora-based [[Funtoo Linux Kernels|kernels]].
 
 
Funtoo is currently supported on the following processor families :
 
* PC-compatible, both 32 and 64-bit (''x86-32bit'', ''x86-64bit'')
 
 
== Resources ==
 
 
* Learn more about [[Funtoo Linux]].
 
* Why you should [[Choose Funtoo]]: ...and how it is different from other distros.
 
* Visit [[:Category:Projects|Funtoo Linux Projects]] and also look at the stuff online for [[Metro]].
 
* Learn [[:Category:Linux Core Concepts| Core Linux concepts]] from articles originally written by Daniel Robbins.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:15, 14 September 2014

Important: Support Funtoo to help our project grow! Donate $15 per month and get a free Funtoo Virtual Container.

Resources

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

UserMap

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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.

View the Funtoo Linux FAQ for answers to common questions.

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. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.

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

Project Structure

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. Development 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.

Learn more about Funtoo Linux's staff and development vision.

Distinctives

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system., inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, but written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality. 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.

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.

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)


Help Document!

The How to 'wiki' sidebar link has several formatting examples. Have a look at Requested-Documents and pages that need to be updated. Please search the wiki before creating pages to ensure that you are not duplicating efforts.