Time to move to Funtoo Linux

I have been planning to move to Funtoo Linux, a derivative of Gentoo Linux, for over a month now.  The install is basically the same as a Gentoo installation.  The only difference is that instead of using Gentoo’s Portage, you can choose to just use Daniel Robbin’s Funtoo git-based Portage located at Github.  Funtoo does give you the option to use the vanilla Portage maintained by Gentoo.  I am not sure that you can use the Paludis package system though.

My primary reason to move to Funtoo is just for fun.  I miss the days back in 2004 where I stayed up all night getting my new Gentoo system to run.  I learned a lot about Linux in those days.  I feel it is time for me to brush up on my skills.  Also, Funtoo makes it easier for users to create and update their own Funtoo Portage system.  A must if a Gentoo-based system ever wants to become bleeding edge again.

Daniel also created Metro that allows users to create their Linux distribution based on Gentoo.   I find this exciting.  Fedora Core, openSUSE and Ubuntu have their own distro creating packages but I would like to create one based on Gentoo.  Just for fun of course.

I expect to make the move to Funtoo sometime this weekend.

Comments

  1. says

    No, I will be doing a fresh install. Anyway, somebody already posted a howto on how to switch from Gentoo to Funtoo. Whether absurd or not, Linux and open source gives us the freedom to make our own choices here :-)