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Introducing Linux Distros by Jose Dieguez Castro

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© Jose Dieguez Castro 2016

Jose Dieguez Castro, Introducing Linux Distros, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1392-6_12

12. Gentoo Linux

Jose Dieguez Castro

(1)A Coruña, Spain

Gentoo Linux is the quintessential custom Linux distro. In fact, it’s so adaptable that the Gentoo people prefer to call it a metadistribution. As with Arch Linux, Gentoo can be whatever you need it to be. It’s also a rolling release distro, but it goes a step further; you can build every package from source code to optimize them for your system and needs. Its popularity has taken the opposite trajectory of Arch Linux’s: it was once a very popular distribution but this has decreased over the past few years. However, it still has a strong and loyal community behind it.

History

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