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Gentoo Linux

What Does Gentoo Linux Mean?

Gentoo Linux is a computer operating system that uses either Linux or Free BSD as the kernel. It is a free and open-source software. It is referred to as a meta distribution due to its ease of use, portability and modular architecture.

Gentoo Linux was formerly known as Enoch Linux.

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Techopedia Explains Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux was developed using a technology known as Portage, which enables Gentoo Linux to be configured for different environment and requirement roles. It can be installed and configured as a standard server, high-end gaming machine, professional/personal use desktop and more. It enables users to select features and services that are essential and tailored for their hardware (and can easily omit non-essential programs and services to speed up system response).

Due to its portability, Gentoo Linux can be installed on common processor infrastructures including x86, IA-64, PA-RISC and more.

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Enoch Linux

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