Gentoo

Gentoo
Distribution of Linux
Gentoo Linux UI.png
Architecturex86, x64, ARM32, ARM64, DEC Alpha, IA-64, MIPS, PA-RISC, PPC32, PPC64, SPARC64
Release type
Initial version
Latest versionRolling release
Initial release2002-03-31 (version 1.0)
User interfaceVarious, user can choose any UI after installation
Package manager
Terminal
Status
Active

Gentoo is a source-based distribution of Linux. This distribution 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. It was chosen due to reflecting the possible speed improvements of the machine optimization, that is a major feature of this distribution.

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Installation[edit | edit source]

Similarly to what is seen in Arch Linux, Gentoo has no desktop environment nor graphical installer provided. Thus requiring the user to install it from the ground up. Both distributions have identical installation methods, but on how packages are supposed to be installed are different between the two as Gentoo doesn’t provide a package manager by default.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Version Date Released
Gentoo 1.0 31 March 2002
Gentoo 1.1a 8 April 2002
Gentoo 1.2 10 June 2002
Gentoo 1.4 5 August 2003
Gentoo 2004.0 1 March 2004
Gentoo 2004.1 28 April 2004
Gentoo 2004.2 26 July 2004
Gentoo 2004.3 15 November 2004
Gentoo 2005.0 27 March 2005
Gentoo 2005.1 8 August 2005
Gento 2005.1-r1 21 November 2005
Gentoo 2006.0 27 February 2006
Gentoo 2006.1 30 August 2006
Gentoo 2007.0 7 May 2007
Gentoo 2008.0 6 July 2008
Gentoo 10.0 4 October 2009
Gentoo 10.1 10 October 2009
Gentoo 11.0 8 April 2011
Gentoo 12.0 2 January 2012
Gentoo 12.1 1 April 2012
Gentoo 13.0 10 February 2013
Gentoo 17.0 30 November 2017
Gentoo 17.1 26 December 2017

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