Gentoo Linux is a high-performance ports-based Linux metadistribution for x86-based systems. Gentoo Linux 1.0 has finally been released. You’ll find install instructions and ISOs and build tarballs (and on mirrors soon). Gentoo Linux is said to be the “fastest” Linux distribution to date, incorporating patches that make it extremely responsive. It is mostly aiming at developers though, as its installation procedure is definately not for newbies. Gentoo uses Portage as its package system, which is a mix of Debian’s apt-get and FreeBSD’s ports system, incorporating the good points of both technologies.