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DistroWatch.com: Funtoo Linux

Funtoo Linux

Last Update: 2018-06-21 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: 170 (48), 6 months: 176 (46), 3 months: 167 (43), 4 weeks: 154 (40), 1 week: 148 (38)

Average visitor rating: 9.2/10 from 5 review(s).

Funtoo Summary
Distribution Funtoo Linux
Home Page http://www.funtoo.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/funtoo-dev
User Forums http://forums.funtoo.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.funtoo.org/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://www.funtoo.org/Download
Bug Tracker http://bugs.funtoo.org/
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Feature current
Release Date 2018-06-21
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB)  
Free Download Stages
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop --
Package Management SRC (Portage)
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite GOffice, KOffice, OO.o
Processor Architecture i486, i686, sparc64, x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List current
Package current
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.5
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4
bind (9.13.1) 9.12.1
chromium (67.0.3396.87) 66.0.3359.139
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.43.8
firefox (60.0.2) 59.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.1
gimp (2.10.2) 2.9.8
glibc (2.27) 2.26
gnome-shell (3.28.2) 3.20.4
gnucash (3.1-1) 2.6.19
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.35
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.30) 0.14.6
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.29
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.2
k3b (18.04.2) 17.12.3
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.0.4) 3.3.3
libreoffice (6.0.4)
linux (4.17.2) 4.9
Package current
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3
mariadb (10.3.7) 10.2.14
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.18.0
mesa (18.1.2) 0.0.10
mysql (8.0.11) 3.2.3
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.20.3
NVIDIA (396.24) 378.13
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.1) 1.8.0
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2o
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1
php (7.2.6) 7.2.5
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) 5.12.3
postfix (3.3.1) 3.2.4
postgresql (10.4) 10.1
Python (3.6.5) 3.6.5
qt (5.11.1) 2.0.0
samba (4.8.2) 4.8.1
systemd (238) 238
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.7.0
vim (8.1) 8.0
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.1
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.3

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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-12
Votes: 14

Funtoo may be the best Linux distribution on average: it has the flexibility and vast amount of packaged software of Gentoo, the configurability of Gentoo and LFS, it is adamant about no systemd, and the stability of Debian/Devuan and Slackware.

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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-16
Votes: 0

For me is the best OS in the World.

Funtoo is too genial.
And soon there will be news regarding management of "kits" using "ports-2017"

For me it's a "rare jewel" :)

Thanx to All

With estimate.

A. Ceriani :)

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Version: current
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-25
Votes: 14

Unable to compare to Gentoo directly because after researching what would be my next distribution I decided to go directly to Funtoo from Debian. It is easier then LFS(Linux From Scratch) but still not for beginners. Portage has been interesting. If nothing else, 52 years working with computers and 35 years working with UNIX and its clones has taught me, things change and not all systems are the same. So if you want to use Funtoo, you need to dig in and learn how it works. Following the instillation documentation will allow you to have a basic system up and running in a short amount of time. You then have to decide on which DE(Desktop Environment) and WM(Window Manager) you want and compile same. Check out Funtoo profiles and the epro command to help with configuring your system.

It will take longer then most distributions to install and have a "useful" system, but you have more control over what is installed.

Not all packages that I use are in the repository. So far I have been able to download and build those packages from source with minimal effort. Without ebuilds for those packages, I needed to figure out the dependencies on my own.

I will say Funtoo has been very stable.

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