|Developer||Daniel Robbins, Funtoo/Gentoo community, Funtoo Technologies|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||Rolling release|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||various|
|License||Free software licenses
In early 2008, Gentoo founder Daniel Robbins proposed to resolve the Gentoo Foundation problems. But he had left the project in 2004, and his offer was refused. The Funtoo project was born as an initiative to implement his vision, with aims to share innovations.
Funtoo features in addition to native UTF-8 by default include:
Metro is an automatable software package for building stages used in installing Funtoo.
Funtoo has its own core networking solution to allow users to simplify the creation of complex network interfaces based on pre-created profiles.
Although Funtoo is a source-based distribution, it should be possible to use a prebuilt Linux kernel. Funtoo no longer encourages the use of the Sabayon kernel, however with many improvements to Funtoo's design and init process, one should be able to load a binary kernel plus initrd from a preferred distribution hosting a precompiled/preconfigured kernel. Ubuntu's kernel linux-3.2.0-17-generic has been tested and is known to work. This can be very beneficial to those who like to avoid building custom kernels. Using a generic kernel from another distribution should be straight forward if using boot-update.
- "DistroWatch.com: Funtoo Linux". 14 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Funtoo by Daniel Robbins: The Goal of Funtoo at the Wayback Machine (archived October 25, 2008)
- Funtoo by Daniel Robbins: Here's my offer... at the Wayback Machine (archived January 13, 2008)
- Funtoo by Daniel Robbins: And it gets worse... at the Wayback Machine (archived January 15, 2008)
- Funtoo by Daniel Robbins: What to do? at the Wayback Machine (archived January 29, 2008)
- funtoo-dev mailing list
- Metro Quick Start Tutorial - Funtoo Linux
- Boot-Update - Funtoo Linux
- Funtoo Linux Kernels - Funtoo Linux