Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux
Gentoo Logo
Company / developerGentoo Foundation
OS faimilyUnix-like
Wirkin stateCurrent
Soorce modelOpen soorce
Initial release26 Julie 2000; 20 years ago (2000-07-26)[1]
Latest releaseRolling release[2] / weekly (approximately)
Update methodEmerge
Package managerPortage
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64, IA-64, PA-RISC; PowerPC 32/64, SPARC 64-bit, DEC Alpha, ARM, Motorola 68K
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default uiser interfaceKDE Plasma Desktop frae LiveCD, GNOME, Xfce, Fluxbox, LXQT
LicenseFree saftware an ither licenses

Gentoo Linux (pronoonced /ˈɛnt/ JEN-too[3]) is a Linux distribution biggit uisin the Portage package management sestem. Unlik a binary saftware distribution, the soorce code is compiled locally accordin tae the uiser's preferences an is eften optimised for the speceefic teep o computer. Precompiled binaries are available for some lairger packages or thae wi no available soorce code.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Funtoo Linux History". 2017-02-09.
  2. "Official Gentoo Handbook – Introduction". 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. "Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. "Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2014-01-06.