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Fedora vs Gentoo Linux: What are the differences?

What is Fedora? Operating system based on the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project. Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.

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. 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..

Fedora and Gentoo Linux can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

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Pros of Fedora
Pros of Gentoo Linux
  • 17
    Great for developers
  • 8
    Represents the future of rhel/centos
  • 7
    Good release schedule
  • 6
    Great integration with system tools
  • 5
    Reliable
  • 4
    Fast
  • 3
    Docker integration
  • 2
    Has SeLinux
  • 2
    Latest packages
  • 1
    Awesome community
  • 1
    Complies with International Standard
  • 1
    Python distribution
  • 1
    Updated with Bleeding-edge software
  • 1
    Great for ops teams
  • 2
    Supports distributing compiling tasks
  • 2
    Cross compiling
  • 2
    Flexibility
  • 2
    X86_64 architecture supported
  • 2
    Control
  • 2
    Compile time optimizations
  • 2
    OpenRC or systemd init
  • 2
    Per package dependency control
  • 2
    Customizable
  • 2
    Portage package manager
  • 2
    Overlays
  • 1
    SPARC architecture supported
  • 1
    Generalized reduction is system vulnerabilities
  • 1
    Stable rolling release
  • 1
    Source based distribution
  • 1
    Package slots
  • 1
    Extensive documentation
  • 1
    X86 architecture supported
  • 1
    Alpha architecture supported
  • 1
    ARM64 architecture supported
  • 1
    ARM architecture supported
  • 1
    HPPA architecture supported
  • 1
    MIPS architecture supported
  • 1
    PCC architecture supported
  • 1
    PCC64 architecture supported

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Cons of Fedora
Cons of Gentoo Linux
  • 1
    Bugs get fixed slowly from kernel side
  • 1
    Much less support from Wiki
  • 1
    Boring
  • 1
    Systemd
  • 1
    Less packages in official repository
  • 1
    A bit complicated
  • 0
    Slightly difficult to install for beginners
  • 2
    Dated documentation
  • 2
    Circular dependancy conflicts
  • 2
    No guided installation
  • 1
    Vulnerabilities related to its specific toolchains
  • 1
    System maintenance
  • 1
    Complexity
  • 1
    Compilation time

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What is Fedora?

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.

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.

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What are some alternatives to Fedora and Gentoo Linux?
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.
openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
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.
Linux Mint
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
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