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?
4 companies reportedly use Gentoo Linux in their tech stacks, including Infinity, 1000mercis, and Flint OS.
52 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gentoo Linux.
Gentoo Linux Integrations
Jenkins, Microsoft Azure, Pylint, Mercurial, 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
OpenRC or systemd init
Portage package manager
X86_64 architecture supported
Compile time optimizations
Per package dependency control
Source based distribution
Supports distributing compiling tasks
SPARC architecture supported
Generalized reduction is system vulnerabilities
Stable rolling release
X86 architecture supported
Alpha architecture supported
ARM64 architecture supported
ARM architecture supported
HPPA architecture supported
MIPS architecture supported
PCC architecture supported
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?
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