Initially created by Daniel Robbins, the Gentoo Linux was first released as the Enoch Linux distribution in the late 1990s. The operating system was then redesigned and redeveloped under Gentoo Foundation and was then released as Gentoo Linux on 26th July 2000.
It is currently built using a portage package management system and is available as an open-source operating system software that can be compiled locally based on the user’s preferences. The package management is designed to be modular, portable, flexible, and easy to maintain while providing machine-specific optimization. The Gentoo Linux distribution is still active with updates coming out weekly.