Distributions based on Gentoo

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The purpose of this page is to collect information on all current distributions that are based on Gentoo. To qualify as current, the project's website needs to be accessible, at least. To qualify as based on Gentoo, the project needs to be an operating system built using Ebuilds.

Known derivatives

You are welcome to extend and/or update the list below. Before adding a new entry, please verify that the distribution in question is actually based on Gentoo. For distributions with releases, the latest release should be no older than 12 months. Thanks!

Active projects

Name Latest release Primary language Purpose
Argent Linux 2016-04-xx (v2) English "Server and enterprise oriented distribution based on Gentoo"
Chromium OS n/a English "An open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web."
calculate-linux.org 2016-12-30 (v17) English "The Calculate project features several distributions, optimized for two distinct groups of people: home users as well as small and medium businesses that prefer open-source to proprietary solutions."
CloverOS GNU/Linux 2017-11-25 English "CloverOS GNU/Linux is scripts that creates a minimal (middleware-free), performance-optimized and out of the box Gentoo image and a packages repo (Binhost)"
CoreOS 2017-03-31 (1298.7.0) English "CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks."
exGENT 2017-04-13 English "The best thing with exGENT is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to relatively easily install the systems to hard drive during a live session."
Funtoo 2017-04-14 ([1]) English Gentoo fork of ex-Gentoo leader Daniel Robbins
Kogaion Linux 2016-11-xx (3.3) Romanian "localized desktop-oriented distribution based on Gentoo"
Bicom Systems PBXware 2017-01-26 (4.1-r15) English "Telephony Platform"
Pentoo 2017-01-14 (n/a) English "Security-focused livecd"
Porteus Kiosk 2017-03-13 (4.3.0) English "A lightweight linux operating system which has been restricted to allow only use of the web browser"
Sabayon n/a (rolling) English "Follows the "out of the box" philosophy, aiming to give the user a wide number of applications ready to use and a self-configured operating system. Also has its own binary package manager, Entropy, that can be used alongside, or instead of Portage."
SystemRescueCd 2017-04-12 (4.9.6) English "A Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash."
Zentoo Linux n/a English "A variant of Gentoo Linux with an emphasis on server deployment on x86_64 platforms"

Inactive projects

If any of these turns out to be active, please move them to the section on active ones, above. Thank you!
Name Latest release Primary language Purpose
Fireball ISO 2015-03-06 (1.4) English "A VMWare virtual appliance that builds a bootable ISO image containing a stripped-down custom version of Gentoo Linux, focused on providing firewall and other services to a network."
Gentoo Studio n/a English "A professional digital audio workstation"
Gentoox 2003-08-23 (7.1 Home) English "The original Xbox adaptation of Gentoo"
Knopperdisk 2007-03-19 (USB version) English "The floppy version is a so called rescue disk. [..] The USB version is more than just a rescue disk [..] and contains various other programs/utilities [..]."
Litrix Linux 2011-12-15 (11-12) Portuguese Portuguese desktop live CD for simple tasks (e.g. network access, editing documents, playing media files)
OpenNAO - NAO OS 2013-06-27 ([2]) English "It’s an embedded GNU/Linux distribution specifically developed to fit the NAO robot needs."
PapugLinux 2011-07-19 (11.1a) English "The goal of PapugLinux is to provide a minimal but functional free operating system and to be runable on most computers, from 128mb old systems to the latest powerful configurations."
PixieLive 2013-11-08 English Poulsbo/GMA500 for Netbooks
RogentOS 2012-10-16 Romanian Parent of Argent and Kogaion; RogentOS stands for "Romanian Gentoo Operating Systems Group".
Securix GNU/Linux 2015-02-01 English "Securix is hardened Linux server distribution based on Hardened Gentoo which aims to be easily manageable, most secure Linux operating system with own monitoring, configuration, compliance (XCCDF+OVAL), reporting and alerting system."
Spike Pentesting 2015-04-19 English "Security-focused Sabayon/ Gentoo "Follows the "out of the box" wide number of applications ready to use and a self-configured operating system. as well we try to Give back to Pentoo/Gentoo Our Bin Repo is fully Compatible With any Existing Sabayon Install. as well as a Gentoo Install for IT-Sec-Students,Rapid response teams, and IT Security teams without time/or new to Gentoo. "--Necrose99 (talk) 01:12, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Tin Hat 2015-06-16 English "Linux distribution derived from hardened Gentoo which aims to provide a very secure, stable and fast Desktop environment that lives purely in RAM."
Toorox 2012-12-29 English "Linux live system - a fast and easy way to install a Gentoo system."

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