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Funtoo Linux

Last Update: 2023-09-25 01:40 UTC

Funtoo Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution developed by Daniel Robbins (the founder and former project leader of Gentoo Linux) and a core team of developers, built around a basic vision of improving the core technologies in Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux features native UTF-8 support enabled by default, a git-based, distributed Portage tree and Funtoo overlay, an enhanced Portage with more compact mini-manifest tree, automated imports of new Gentoo changes every 12 hours, GPT/GUID boot support and streamlined boot configuration, enhanced network configuration, up-to-date stable and current Funtoo stages - all built using Funtoo's Metro build tool.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 173 (53), 6 months: 169 (53), 3 months: 161 (51), 4 weeks: 152 (48), 1 week: 140 (51)

Average visitor rating: 8.6/10 from 5 review(s).

Funtoo Summary
Distribution Funtoo Linux
Home Page https://www.funtoo.org/
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/group/funtoo-dev
User Forums https://forums.funtoo.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://www.funtoo.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.funtoo.org/SubarchesDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://bugs.funtoo.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-12: Distribution Release: Funtoo Linux 1.4
 • 2019-01-08: Distribution Release: Funtoo Linux 1.3
 • More Funtoo releases...

 • 2023-06-23 Funtoo phasing out forums and wiki
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Feature current 1.3
Release Date 2023-09-25 2019-01-07
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB)    
Free Download Stages Stages
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- --
Package Management SRC (Portage) SRC (Portage)
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture arm, arm64, i686, x86_64 arm, arm64, i686, x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, systemd OpenRC, systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List current 1.3
Package current 1.3
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.2 3.0.2
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.1.8 1.1.7
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- --
bash (5.2.15) 5.0p2 4.4
bind (9.18.19) 9.12.3-P1 9.12.2-P2
chromium (117.0.5938.92) 73.0.3683.27 72.0.3626.28
cups (2.4.7) 2.2.10 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.44.5 1.44.5
firefox (117.0.1) 65.0.1 64.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (13.2.0) 8.2.0 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.8 2.10.8
glibc (2.38) 2.29 2.28
gnome-shell (45.0) 3.26.2 3.26.2
gnucash (5.4) 3.4 3.3
gnumeric (1.12.55) 1.12.44 1.12.43
grub (2.06) 2.02 2.02
gtk (4.12.2) 0.14.6 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.57) 2.4.38 2.4.37
inkscape (1.3) 0.92.4 0.92.3
k3b (23.08.1) 18.12.2 18.12.0
kmod (30) 26 25
krita (5.1.5) 4.1.7 4.1.7
libreoffice (7.6.1) 6.2.1 6.1.4
linux (6.5.5) 4.20 4.20
Package current 1.3
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.9.3 0.9.3
mariadb (11.0.3) 5.5.63 5.5.62
mate-desktop (1.26.2) 1.18.0 1.18.0
mesa (23.1.8) 18.3.4 18.3.1
mysql (8.1.0) 5.7.25 5.7.24
nautilus (45.0) 3.26.4 3.26.4
NVIDIA (535.113.01) 418.30 415.25
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (21) 8.202p08 11.0.1
openssh (9.4p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1
openssl (3.1.3) 1.1.1a 1.1.1a
perl (5.38.0) 5.28.0 5.28.0
php (8.2.10) 7.3.2 7.3.0
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) 5.15.0
postfix (3.8.2) 3.3.2 3.3.2
postgresql (16.0) 9.6.12 9.6.11
Python (3.11.5) 3.7.0 3.7.0
qt (6.5.2) 5.11.3 5.11.3
samba (4.19.0) 4.9.4 4.9.4
systemd (254.4) 241 240
thunderbird (115.2.3) 60.5.1 60.4.0
vim (9.0) 8.18 8.18
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.6 3.0.4
wayland (1.22.0) 1.16.0 1.16.0
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.13.2 4.13.2
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.3 1.20.3

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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-04-23
Votes: 3

I looked for a distro which was, at the same time, a valid alternative to gentoo but easier to manage. I tried to install gentoo this year, 20 years after I tried it for the first time, but I had to stop after a week because of configuration problems.

I tried Funtoo that seemed to me a possible alternative and now I think it is a great equilibrium.

Everything worked as expected after the installation and when I did not find a program in the portage tree I was able to install it from its AppImage version or by decompressing the .deb version and copying files by hand, but this is a issue related to very few and secondary programs.

The system seems to be stable and working. I think I'll stop to continuosly change my distro.

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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-08-29
Votes: 7

When I encountered Funtoo the most meaningful contribution that drew me in at the time was the concept of a meta-distribution. Testing out management and building a metadistribution with select packages made life much easier and manageable. Particularly for resolving hierarchical dependencies of software that I needed. The brilliant use of git to manage a rolling distribution was also a major bonus! With MetaTools coordinating which packages are part of the meta-flavour of Funtoo. The bootstrap evolved methods are also great!

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Version: current
Rating: 8
Date: 2021-11-06
Votes: 13

This is the best Gentoo alternative. It's easy to use, easy to customize because of so many desktop environments available.

The 2 negatves I have are-, getting rid of the GNOME desktop enivornment would be great- it's bloated, slow and not user friendly and it's difficult to customize.
I would also like more up-to-date versions of applications including ones I use a lot: Firefox, LibreOffice and Thunderbird.

Other than the 2 negatives above, Funtoo has been stable, easy-to-use and it has a lot of packages you can install, including a lot more by other repositories you can add in.

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