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Welcome to the Gentoo Wiki!

Larry the cow welcomes you to the Gentoo Wiki.

 Available documentation

To find the information use the search box on the top right corner of the screen, or categorically browse the Wiki using the Documentation topic links provided below.

Find something you'd like to add or edit? The Getting Started section (below) gives contributors a few pointers on how to start editing articles.

Both official documentation as well as community-contributed contents can be found on the Wiki. Official documents (created by the Gentoo Documentation Team) are located in the Gentoo Project name space.

Most importantly the Gentoo Handbook as well as featured, well-written documents can be found:

Documentation topics


Dec 23, 2014: Wiki features new design

Today, we have enabled the new unified Gentoo Website theme called Tyrian on the Wiki together while applying a software update. Templates and other content elements will be updated accordingly in the upcoming weeks.

Should you notice any problems, or have any other feedback, please feel free to email us or leave a comment on the Suggestions page.

Dec 10, 2013: New: Featured Documentation

The Gentoo Documentation Team now hosts most of their documentation on our Wiki, enabling every community member to contribute to these excellent articles.

For more information, see the list of featured documents and the announcement.

Jun 9, 2013: Translations going live

Today, we are opening the page translation feature of the Gentoo Wiki to all editors.

To learn more (including how to become a translator), please see the translation help page.

 Getting started

Anyone is welcome to edit or create pages on this Wiki.

Before making your first edit or creating your first new page, please consult the Help page. It also links to the MediaWiki User's Guide which contains information about how our wiki software works.

If you think there's something we can improve, please let us know on the Suggestions page.

Should you have any questions related to the Wiki, you can always join our IRC channel #gentoo-wiki on or email us at

Please note: The Wiki's IRC channel does not provide general Gentoo support! Go to #gentoo if support is required!

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