Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
"After tremendous, tough work, Sabayon 5 is eventually here with a joint release of GNOME and KDE editions. Dedicated to those who like cutting edge stability, out-of-the-box experience, outstanding desktop performance and beauty. Features: less than 2 GB size; based on new GCC 4.4.1 and glibc 2.10; shipped with desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.31; installer now available in multiple languages; complete ext4 file system support; features X.Org 7.5 and up-to-date FLOSS, NVIDIA and AMD video drivers; GNOME 2.26 and KDE 4.3.1...."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
Sabayon 5.0 amd64 really flies, right out of the box on my msi k9 board. amd64 4600+ 1 gig ram 80 gig "tired" western digital ide drive. I like Slackware and always return to it as my main distro. Ubuntu and the others have their merits but slack suits me best. So far I am really enjoying Sabayon. I've been using it for a few days, both kde and gnome versions. gnome has proved the better for me. I usually use a lighter Desktop like xfce4 or fluxbox but gnome is working well enough. My dvdburner is dead and I had to install the dvd iso from the hard drive and got it going after doing a little reading. Sabayon would not install without passing acpi=off and noapic to the kernel line and vga=normal. I removed acpi=off and noapic after booting into the new system and It boots up okay and I can power down from the shutdown menu. the multimedia codecs were an added bonus. I do not like any windows versions, but I do like dvdflick to convert avi's and until now, have found only Slackware and slack offshoots to run this windows program with wine, without making a mess of the fonts. I have not really used the portage system much, I did install GoogleEarth with it, and it went okay. compiling gnubackgammon was easy, it went along without a hiccup. I haven't had a problem installing 32 bit software yet. Java and flashplayer 10 are already installed and work fine. I like Sabayon 5.0 so far. I did a gentoo install some years ago but do not have the patience for it now. Sabayon will probably hang around for a while on my box.