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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?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use Gentoo Linux in their tech stacks, including Flint OS, Infinity, and 1000mercis.

Developers
18 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gentoo Linux.

Gentoo Linux Integrations

Microsoft Azure, Jenkins, Mercurial, Hyper, and runit are some of the popular tools that integrate with Gentoo Linux. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Gentoo Linux.

Why developers like Gentoo Linux?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Gentoo Linux
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Gentoo Linux Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Gentoo Linux in their tech stack.

Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn
Senior Developer at Workfinder · | 4 upvotes · 1.4K views
Gentoo Linux
Gentoo Linux

I used Gentoo Linux for more than a decade and even though I've since moved onto Arch, I still love it.

Gentoo is what you use when you've got a very particular setup in mind: maybe it's an odd piece of hardware (I installed it on a Sheevaplug that ran a vending machine years ago), or maybe you want to build a machine capable of cross compiling a bajillion other things for different architectures and plug said machine into a swarm. Gentoo is great for that: maximum customisability and total control of your operating system.

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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?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
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Gentoo Linux's Followers
12 developers follow Gentoo Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Linus Kohl
László Szalma
Lucas Ramage
Radim Kolář
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Piotr Głudkowski
Dan Molik
Ronie Henrich
Juan Sanchez