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What is Gentoo Linux?

It is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.
Gentoo Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Gentoo Linux is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gentoo Linux's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Gentoo Linux?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use Gentoo Linux in their tech stacks, including Infinity, 1000mercis, and Flint OS.

Developers
46 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gentoo Linux.

Gentoo Linux Integrations

Jenkins, Microsoft Azure, Mercurial, Pylint, and Hyper are some of the popular tools that integrate with Gentoo Linux. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Gentoo Linux.
Pros of Gentoo Linux
2
Flexibility
2
X86_64 architecture supported
2
Control
2
Compile time optimizations
2
OpenRC or systemd init
2
Per package dependency control
2
Customizable
2
Portage package manager
2
Overlays
1
SPARC architecture supported
1
Supports distributing compiling tasks
1
Cross compiling
1
Generalized reduction is system vulnerabilities
1
Stable rolling release
1
Source based distribution
1
Package slots
1
Extensive documentation
1
X86 architecture supported
1
Alpha architecture supported
1
ARM64 architecture supported
1
ARM architecture supported
1
HPPA architecture supported
1
MIPS architecture supported
1
PCC architecture supported
1
PCC64 architecture supported

Gentoo Linux's Features

  • Development made easy
  • Cross-compilation made easy
  • High performance
  • Great support of hardware
  • High availability of modern packages
  • System consistency
  • Modular init system

Gentoo Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Gentoo Linux?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
FreeBSD
An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.
Manjaro
It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed.
See all alternatives

Gentoo Linux's Followers
57 developers follow Gentoo Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.