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1.  Support

Gentoo is a volunteer-driven distribution and so are our support options. It is not possible for our developers to provide support (paid or otherwise) because we simply don't have the time or resources to do so.

We have however a great Gentoo community that tests and helps document many aspects of the Gentoo distribution. We advise you to direct your support questions to the Gentoo Forums, Gentoo Mailinglists or Gentoo Chat Channels. Those are far better suited for support questions as they represent a major part of the "common" knowledge about Gentoo.

Most Gentoo developers frequently visit those community channels and try their best to contribute to the ongoing discussions and questions.

Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for each architecture are placed in our Gentoo Handbook.

Direct links to the hardware requirements: alpha, amd64, hppa, mips, ppc, ppc64, sparc, x86

Downloading Gentoo

You can download Gentoo from any of our mirrors. The downloadable ISO files are located inside the releases/ directory.

More information about the available ISOs and files can be found in our Gentoo Handbook.

Reporting Bugs

Found a bug? Please report it.



Page updated April 30, 2005

Summary: How to obtain support for Gentoo Linux

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