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== 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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Funtoo Linux is focused on the needs of our users. Here's how to get involved:
 
;wiki: Help us maintain content on this wiki. Add yourself to the Funtoo [[Usermap]].
 
;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.
 
;IRC: Join us in the <tt>#funtoo</tt> IRC channel on <tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>.
 
;mailing list: The [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev mailing list] is used for development discussion.
 
;forums: [http://forums.funtoo.org Funtoo Forums] are available for forum-style Funtoo discussion.
 
;blogs: [http://larrythecow.org LarryTheCow.org] is a blog aggregation service for Gentoo ecosystem developers and users.
 
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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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'''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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=== Expand the wiki! ===
  
= Welcome to the Funtoo Wiki! =
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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]] 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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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 ===
  
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 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.  
  
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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.
  
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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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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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 ===
  
== Meta-Distribution, Optimized ==
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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.
  
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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'''[[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.
  
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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'''{{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.
  
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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'''See our [[Funtoo Linux FAQ|FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
  
== The Gentoo Ecosystem ==
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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.
  
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 ==
 
 
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.
 
 
== Virtualization ==
 
 
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]].
 
 
== 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 08:19, June 28, 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

ARM Rebuild

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

ABI X86 64 and 32

Funtoo Linux has new 32-bit compatibility libraries inherited from Gentoo. Learn about them here.
2015-06-18 by Drobbins
More...

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. 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.