bluephoenix Posted February 26, 2019 Report Share Posted February 26, 2019 I used gentoo and funtoo for years, but not so often. The two help me a lot for learning linux while others didn't. I really thanks gentoo and funtoo. By using gentoo, I learnt compiling kernel and I feel it is so cool when I cut all of useless features from the config and finally get a streamlined kernel. But compiling kernel is not always so interesting when you must balance between its size and working guarantee. So later I found funtoo can help me here because of its general debian kernel. After that I periodically used funtoo. From then on, I always keep a question in my mind: what is the core difference between funtoo and gentoo or other linux? In order to find the answer, I not only search from google, but also use these different linux distributions. But longer time I do so, the question is deeper and boring me. As my rough understanding, the difference between gentoo and funtoo is the following: Funtoo default uses debian as its kernel while gentoo uses its own. Funtoo uses git for its portage while gentoo uses its original one (I don't know how to call it comparing with git). Funtoo has a tool to help simplify grub2 update config. I believe there must be more differences, and these differences what I don't know are just what I want to know. And the most important thing I want to know is why Daniel develop funtoo. Although I read a lot about funtoo's wiki or even Daniel's biography and stories, I still don't know why Daniel develop funtoo. For example, I don't quite feel using git to replace the current portage tool is necessary because I cannot feel much speed promotion on the upgrade procedure (I am not sure if this depends on the network performance). And I don't think the grub2 updating tool very necessary as I can use a script to implement similar effect. At least I think these two points are not the core difference between funtoo and others. I got to know Daniel successfully proposed funtoo used in some cloud environment (it seems like it is some special virtual machine). I am naive and don't understand. I am just curious if funtoo only suitable for these environment? If leaving these environment, what is the benefit of it? Sorry for my question looks a little bit serious and critical. I am a little bit obsessive-compulsive disorder. So If anyone can help me to clearly understand my question, I am so appreciate with you and I can have a good sleep then. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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