Gentoo 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.

What is Gentoo Linux?

Gentoo 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. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience. Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else—whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a metadistribution.

Gentoo Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Gentoo Linux?

Why people like Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux's alternatives

  • Ubuntu - The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud
  • Debian - The Universal Operating System
  • Centos - The Community ENTerprise Operating System
  • CoreOS - Linux for Massive Server Deployments
  • Fedora - Operating system based on the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project

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