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Gentoo Linux is a source-based Linux meta-distribution for advanced Linux users who want to customize their system completely. Every user has the possibility to adapt the system to his needs. Therefore, you should have a sound knowledge of his hardware and Linux or at least enough time to read the detailed documentation.
The distribution is named after a particularly fast, albeit small, penguin species, the gentoo penguin.
The distribution does not use precompiled packages like most other distributions, but source code compiled by the distribution's own package management. Very large programs are also available in binary form.