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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="Previous Chief Architect"> 7<author title="Previous Chief Architect">
262<p> 262<p>
263Gentoo uses a BSD ports-like system called <uri 263Gentoo uses a BSD ports-like system called <uri
264link="/proj/en/portage">Portage</uri>. Portage is a package management system 264link="/proj/en/portage">Portage</uri>. Portage is a package management system
265that allows great flexibility while installing and maintaining software on a 265that allows great flexibility while installing and maintaining software on a
266Gentoo system. It provides compile-time option support (through <uri 266Gentoo system. It provides compile-time option support (through <uri
267link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE flags</uri>), 267link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">USE flags</uri>),
268conditional dependencies, "fake" installs, safe installation (through 268conditional dependencies, "fake" installs, safe installation (through
269sandboxing) and uninstallation of software, system profiles, <uri 269sandboxing) and uninstallation of software, system profiles, <uri
270link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=4#doc_chap1">configuration 270link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=3&amp;chap=2#doc_chap3">configuration
271file protection</uri> amongst several other <uri 271file protection</uri> amongst several other <uri
272link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=3">features</uri>. 272link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">features</uri>.
273</p> 273</p>
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276With Gentoo you can build your entire system from source completely using your 276With Gentoo you can build your entire system from source completely using your
277choice of optimizations. You have complete control over what packages are or 277choice of optimizations. You have complete control over what packages are or

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