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The Biggest Question -- how does Funtoo relate to Gentoo?

Funtoo Linux 1.4 (see Install, Release Notes) is based on a 21 Jun 2019 snapshot of Gentoo Linux, plus a variety of package updates in selected areas. Such as: GNOME 3.34.1, gcc 9.2.0 as default, latest mesa, libglvnd enabled by default, Debian kernels, nginx, mariadb, other server packages, etc, etc. updated by me as well as Funtoo Users. So think "Funtoo = Gentoo snapshot + goodies." Funtoo should contain all ebuilds in Gentoo that existed at the time of the snapshot, plus drobbins and user community improvements.

Funtoo Linux uses a modular Portage tree called "meta-repo" and has a special command called ego which is used to sync the tree, manage Funtoo Profiles, manage boot configuration, and do other things.

Funtoo Linux has official releases, but also has significant updates to releases after they are released. You can think of this as a "punctuated equilibrium" release model. Here's a forums announcement detailing the improvements made to Funtoo Linux 1.4 over the 20 days since its initial release.

If a package is out of date, no problem -- we are a user community-centered distribution. Submit a pull request (PR) to code.funtoo.org, and it will be updated. We have a YouTube Channel to help you get started.

Release Schedule

Our release schedule has historically been about 1-2 times per year, but the plan is to accelerate this to 3-4 times per year. Funtoo Linux 2.0 development will be starting before the end of 2019. Version 1.4 is the recommended release to install.


Our FAQ-o-Matic provides a streamlined interface to FAQ questions. Here's how to use it:

  • To view an answer to a question, click the page link in the "answer" column.
  • New FAQ questions can be added via the Form:FAQ page. If you're not a Funtoo Staff Member, just leave the answer field blank. We'll answer it soon!

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Do you support Systemd? FAQ:Do You Support Systemd General listopad 20, 2018
Do you use Gentoo Linux system profiles? FAQ:Do You Use Gentoo Profiles General listopad 20, 2018
Does Funtoo have an installer as an option? FAQ:Does Funtoo have an installer as an option? General styczeń 4, 2019
Does Funtoo Linux have an overlay? FAQ:Does Funtoo Have an Overlay General listopad 20, 2018
How did Funtoo Linux Begin? FAQ:How Did Funtoo Begin General listopad 20, 2018
How do I become a Funtoo developer? FAQ:How Do I Become A Developer Development listopad 20, 2018
How do I report a bug? FAQ:How Do I Report A Bug General listopad 20, 2018
How do I start using Funtoo Linux? FAQ:How Do I Start Using Funtoo Linux General listopad 20, 2018
How do I tell whether to report a bug to Gentoo or Funtoo? FAQ:How Do I Tell if A Bug Goes to Gentoo or Funtoo General listopad 20, 2018
How do I update my Portage tree in Funtoo? FAQ:How Do I Update My Portage Tree General listopad 20, 2018
Is Funtoo Linux a fork of Gentoo Linux? FAQ:Is Funtoo Linux a Fork General listopad 20, 2018
Is it possible to convert an existing install of Gentoo Linux to Funtoo Linux? FAQ:Is It Possible to Convert Gentoo to Funtoo General listopad 20, 2018
What are Funtoo Kits? FAQ:What Are Funtoo Kits Packages listopad 24, 2018
What is the focus of Funtoo? FAQ:What Is The Focus Of Funtoo General styczeń 10, 2019
What is the length of LTS support and when do other version reach their EOL? FAQ:Length of LTS support and EOL for other versions General styczeń 22, 2019
What is the license of the Funtoo wiki content? FAQ:What is the License of the Wiki General listopad 20, 2018
What kernel does Funtoo Linux use? FAQ:What Kernel Does Funtoo Use General listopad 20, 2018
Why is the project named "Funtoo"? FAQ:Why The Name Funtoo General listopad 20, 2018
Why use a source-based distribution like Gentoo or Funtoo Linux, instead of a binary distro? FAQ:Why Use Funtoo General listopad 20, 2018