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Distribution of Linux
Architecturex86, x64, ARM32, ARM64, DEC Alpha, IA-64, MIPS, PA-RISC, PPC32, PPC64, SPARC64
Latest versionRolling release
Initial release2002-03-31 (version 1.0)
User interfaceVarious, user can choose any UI after installation

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.