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Old 06-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Is it me or does Sabayon Linux look a bit too... Perfect?

GNOME2.x = Check, and also it's more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing than Ubuntu IMO.

User-Friendliness = Check, and even the installation had a GUI instead of text, which would make installing alongside another OS a cinch.

Learning Material = Check, it's a brand new OS with features I've never seen before... I've heard of Quake Terminal but it's amazing how just hitting F12 will bring it down.

In all, the only faulty feature in it was the music, but that's optional. It's supposed to be one of the hardest to use and set up Distributions of all time, Gentoo! Can someone please tell me a few flaws about it? I feel as though I'm about to switch over to it immediately...

What are the great features of Sabayon Linux and what are the cons of it?
Old 06-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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Actually, I'm seeing it as a bit unresponsive with the GUI Package Manager sulfur, but it's still in Alpha and it looks like it's going to be the ideal distro for me if they keep GNOME2
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Well glad you found something you like. Always the beauty of linux is that you can have anything you want
i just installed guake (Quake Terminal) and i must say I like the ease of use too. However it will be interesting to see how it goes when you wish to use other applications
in tandem with it, ie if it is always over the top it is not always practical.

Generally though ... if you like it ... that is all that matters
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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If it works for you the way you need and want it to work - go for it! Despite what you may hear around there is no BEST stuff like best Linux, best OS, best person, best way to get from point a to b, so on. It depends on extra criteria - in this case hardware fit and personal taste. Just make sure you won't worship it too much because it's just software + new software with plenty hidden problems but if you like it post them on distro forum so that they can be solved.

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Old 06-05-2011, 01:00 PM   #5
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The only things that ever seemed to go wrong in Sabayon in my experiments were

1. Sometimes it's a bit too up-to-date and you get software that's been released a bit too soon. But anyone used to Arch and Ubuntu is not going to be afraid of that!

2. Sometimes the installation of new software brings in "dependencies" that aren't. But rather that than missing real dependencies.

As Ubuntu gets more mac-ified ("This is what we think you ought to like — appreciate it or go"), you might well enjoy a more community-based distro such as Sabayon.


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