Distributions based on Gentoo
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.
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!
|Name||Latest release||Primary language||Purpose|
|Adélie Linux||2017-01-29 (ALPHA2)||English|| Adélie Linux is a binary Linux distribution that focuses on the following unique goals:|
1) Full POSIX® compliance.
2) Multi-architecture compatibility.
3) Flexibility over politics.
4) Installation routines that make sense."
|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||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||2017-07-09||English||"CloverOS GNU/Linux is scripts that creates a Gentoo image and a packages repo (Binhost) that contains unique USE flags and CFLAGS. It aims to be a fast, poetterfrei, lightweight out of the box desktop."|
|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 ()||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"|
|Ututo||2017-02-04||Spanish||"Ututo XS is a free (as in freedom, that is, it consists entirely of free software licensed under GPL-compatible licenses) GNU/Linux distribution that uses the Linux-libre kernel."|
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 ()||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."|