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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.
  
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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'''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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== 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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== What is Funtoo Linux? ==
 
  
[[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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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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'''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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== What's New? ==
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=== Expand the wiki! ===
  
{{Note}} Feb 12, 2014: '''Clean GNOME 3.6 merges''' from funtoo-gnome-overlay hit Portage tree, '''GNOME 3.10''' on horizon -- [https://groups.google.com/d/msg/funtoo-dev/4JLeMOn-xMk/SifhK2GsiBgJ Learn more here]...
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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.]]
  
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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 ===
  
* Learn more about [[Funtoo Linux]].
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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.  
* Why you should [[Choose Funtoo]]: ...and how it is different from other distros.
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* Visit [[:Category:Projects|Funtoo Linux Projects]] and also look at the stuff online for [[Metro]].
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* Learn [[:Category:Linux Core Concepts| Core Linux concepts]] from articles originally written by Daniel Robbins.
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* [[Funtoo Linux Installation|Install Funtoo Linux]]
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== How to Get Involved ==
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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.
  
* '''wiki''': Help us maintain content on this wiki. Add yourself to the Funtoo [[Usermap]]. Read [[Page guidelines]] and make your first page!
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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.
* '''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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* '''IRC''': Join us in the <tt>#funtoo</tt> IRC channel on <tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>.
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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.
* '''mailing list''': The [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/funtoo-dev funtoo-dev mailing list] is used for development discussion.
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* '''forums''': [http://forums.funtoo.org Funtoo Forums] are available for forum-style Funtoo discussion.
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=== Getting Started ===
* '''blogs''': [http://larrythecow.org LarryTheCow.org] is a blog aggregation service for Gentoo ecosystem developers and users.
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* '''rss/atom''': [[Funtoo RSS and Atom Feeds]] displays the latest posts on the Forums and Planet Larry.
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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.
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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.
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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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'''See our [[Funtoo Linux FAQ|FAQ]] for answers to common questions.'''
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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.