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Technology should be fun, powerful and free. Funtoo is a community of people who are dedicated to creating a supportive environment for learning about and using free software, led by Daniel Robbins. Funtoo projects are listed below.

Funtoo Linux (distrowatch) is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution that builds packages automatically from source code. Installation images are optimized for the best possible performance on the latest Intel and AMD hardware. See what we support. See Distinctives, below, for more information about what makes us special. Install / Download / Metro
Funtoo Compute Initiative is an active Funtoo and OpenVZ container-based compute infrastructure that our community members use and which hosts Funtoo projects. It is a DIY-style initiative with full documentation, designed to allow you to deploy extremely powerful compute infrastructures at very low cost, using new or used server hardware. You can use our compute resources or roll your own. Our current hardware build is a 1U system that offers 1TB of SSD storage, 12 cores (24 threads) at 2.66GHz (Intel Westmere), 48GB of RAM and costs approximately $1050 to build. Funtoo containers on our own infrastructure are available from $15/mo.
Learn Linux! Awk, Bash, Sed and more. The Funtoo community encourages learning. Many tutorial-style articles are available, many of which were originally featured on the IBM developerWorks site. Full Article List


Ego-2.2.0 Released

Ego 2.2.0 released - see this link for more info.
2017-10-18 by Drobbins

Latest Innovations

This news item documents the latest innovations now available under Funtoo Linux.
2017-09-07 by Drobbins

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.


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.


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.


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