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Old 04-30-2013, 04:15 AM   #16
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i stated KDE
because Gnome3 is unusable

Cent6 is using gnome2

missing a bit there
choosing Gnome2 or Gnome3
I just noticed something similar. I stated XFCE and nothing else but it turns out Sabayon is KDE.
 
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I just noticed something similar. I stated XFCE and nothing else but it turns out Sabayon is KDE.
If you look closer sabayon does have multiple "remixes" with different desktops available for download:
http://www.sabayon.org/release/press...e-sabayon-1304
http://www.sabayon.org/gallery/sabayon-linux-xfce

Although KDE seems to be the recommended option.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #18
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If you look closer sabayon does have multiple "remixes" with different desktops available for download:
http://www.sabayon.org/release/press...e-sabayon-1304
http://www.sabayon.org/gallery/sabayon-linux-xfce

Although KDE seems to be the recommended option.
I did miss those -- I think the download page I found only had the KDE release.
As it is I installed XFCE on Sabayon and it looks OK but the package management seems very long-winded which I take it is because it's built upon Gentoo with additions.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:22 AM   #19
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As it is I installed XFCE on Sabayon and it looks OK but the package management seems very long-winded which I take it is because it's built upon Gentoo with additions.
The GUI package manager in Sabayon, Rigo, is relatively new, and yes, I find it a bit long-winded. Portage from the command line in Gentoo is pretty simple and powerful. But then, the same could be said about using Synaptic Package Manager vs. apt-get in Debian-based distros. I prefer to install/remove packages from the command line, myself.
 
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The GUI package manager in Sabayon, Rigo, is relatively new, and yes, I find it a bit long-winded. Portage from the command line in Gentoo is pretty simple and powerful. But then, the same could be said about using Synaptic Package Manager vs. apt-get in Debian-based distros. I prefer to install/remove packages from the command line, myself.
I was actually using Entropy (well, the equo command) as given in the fresh install instructions on the Sabayon site. It did the job but seemed to take a lot longer than the relevant apt-get or yum command needing equo libtest and equo deptest running after any update or install.
There was a GUI tool that told me which packages needed updating but didn't seem to give any obvious way of updating them -- again in contrast to most other distributions I have used.
I dare say that once you're familiar with it or if you use portage instead things seem a little less long-winded. The many ways to get the job done probably allow for a more flexible approach too but first impressions are of a lot of complexity.
 
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It did the job but seemed to take a lot longer than the relevant apt-get or yum command needing equo libtest and equo deptest running after any update or install.
Yeah, in my experience, apt-get and pacman seems to be the fastest.
 
  


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