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5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Chief Architect"> 7<author title="Chief Architect">
259<p> 259<p>
260Gentoo uses a BSD ports-like system called <uri 260Gentoo uses a BSD ports-like system called <uri
261link="/proj/en/portage">Portage</uri>. Portage is a package management system 261link="/proj/en/portage">Portage</uri>. Portage is a package management system
262that allows great flexibility while installing and maintaining software on a 262that allows great flexibility while installing and maintaining software on a
263Gentoo system. It provides compile-time option support (through <uri 263Gentoo system. It provides compile-time option support (through <uri
264link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE flags</uri>), 264link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE flags</uri>),
265conditional dependencies, "fake" installs, safe installation (through 265conditional dependencies, "fake" installs, safe installation (through
266sandboxing) and uninstallation of software, system profiles, <uri 266sandboxing) and uninstallation of software, system profiles, <uri
267link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=4#doc_chap1">configuration 267link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=4#doc_chap1">configuration
268file protection</uri> amongst several other <uri 268file protection</uri> amongst several other <uri
269link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=3">features</uri>. 269link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=3">features</uri>.
270</p> 270</p>
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272<p> 272<p>
273With Gentoo you can build your entire system from source completely using your 273With Gentoo you can build your entire system from source completely using your
274choice of optimizations. You have complete control over what packages are or 274choice of optimizations. You have complete control over what packages are or

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