Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5
Codecs and Flash installed. Easy installation, Cutting-edge
Odd bugs and a horrible package manager
For this test, I've used the 32-bit Xfce version.
Installation went smoothly, using a customised version of Fedora's Anaconda.
This is not really a complete Xfce experience. Surely Alacarte, the menu editor, should have been included? I also looked for the keyboard manager plugin, but that wasn't even in the repository.
There always seems to be something that doesn't work in Sabayon. Midori kept crashing, until I changed the home page. Totem was completely broken, so I installed VLC. That worked, but the picture disappeared if you moved its window.
The one constant in Sabayon is its horrible graphical package manager, Sulfur. A thousand packages listed in an order you don't know, with comments in pale pink! Even if you avoid this by using the command line, there are the dependency problems: VLC needs Mysql? I don't think so!
And why no email client on the DVD?
A reviewer once said that the Sabayon team are more interested in adding things than testing them, and I think that sums it up. If you want a rolling-release Xfce distro, get Mint.