|Distribution of Linux|
|Architecture||i386, x86_64, arm32, arm64, Alpha, ia64, mips, pa-risc, ppc32, ppc64, sparc64|
|Initial release||2002-03-31 (version 1.0)|
Gentoo is a source-based distribution of Linux, which uses a rolling release update system. Unlike other Linux distributions, it uses a package management system called Portage that compiles packages from source code. This Linux distribution was named after the Gentoo penguin. The name was chosen due to reflecting the possible speed improvements of the machine optimization, which is a major feature of this distribution.
Installation[edit | edit source]
Gentoo installation instructions can be seen here. It mostly goes over how to setup the system and configure the kernel. Unlike other distros, Gentoo requires the user to set up everything to match their system. This is why Gentoo takes full advantage of the user's hardware.