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Old 02-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #16
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It depends on what you're searching for. Sabayon versions differs for default software bundle and size.
K (KDE) and G (GNOME) versions contain a lot of software, they come with proprietary drivers, codecs, wireless drivers, GPU acceleration, XBMC preinstalled.

XFCE, LXDE and e17 versions are meant to be used on older systems, the adopt lightweight DE and contains less software.

CoreCDX just contain Fluxbox, SpinBase has no X at all. These two are meant to be used if you want to build your system yourself.

The gaming edition is a Christmas classic, every year on December 25th this edition containing a bunch of free games is released.

Moreover, since Sabayon is a rolling, you can download the latest stable (currently 5.5) or risk and get a DAILY, which are more up to date. In my experience, they normally work very well. Stable releases are just dailies which have been deeply tested and are guaranteed to work.
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+ cutting the cr#p: flash, mp3, dvd, proper nvidia driver, skype all pre-installed and just work out of the box (i only had to add opera)
+ well stocked repository (thanks to gentoo I suppose)
+ true rolling release from 5.5 onwards
+ strong on kde

- temptation to update daily - will break your system once in a while
Old 07-28-2011, 05:21 AM   #18
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The best Gentoo installer
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Sabayon is based on Gentoo?
Old 08-10-2011, 04:12 AM   #20
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Sabayon is based on Gentoo?
Yes. Based on and 100% compatible.
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So many ISO files, which one shall i download?
The Gaming version?

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daily/ - 29-Dec-2010 20:02
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Oh, I really hate that kind of ISO list. It seems to be hard to just have one fucking ISO file, or at least give a nice description about each ISO so an idiot like me can find the right ISO file.

The website is also like a djungle, cannot find anything about which ISO file I should download. Well, I dont have time for this, I go download Slackware instead.

*EDIT: DanySK, didnt saw your comment, you should upload your nice descriptions to Sabayon's website.

Last edited by Bindestreck; 08-10-2011 at 04:31 AM.
Old 08-11-2011, 05:55 AM   #22
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Warning: all those files are pretty old. The last stable Sabayon available is version 6. Do not download previous versions!

Note that you may want to try the daily Sabayon, which is up to date with mainline repository. It's not guaranteed to be stable, but actually in 99% of cases it works flawlessly.
Old 09-02-2011, 12:49 AM   #23
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Yes, as always, it comes down to what you want. But - from my experience Sabayon is the best, most balanced distro I've tried (the 'buntus, SuSE, many others), and it has one of the most helpful, informative, and close-knit forum communities you are likely to find. I use its KDE desktop and find it elegant and very easy to work with (and I am NO Linux expert, nor gentoo...). There will be the occasional hiccup since it is closer to a bleeding edge distro, but if it needs a fix one will come quickly, quite often the same day. For example, the founder, lxnay, recently diagnosed and sent back upstream to nvidia a bug fix for their latest driver for a kernel release, which nvidia then incorporated for everyone. For anyone who gets tired of reinstalling every new kernel or animal release every six months or so, a rolling release is definitely the way to go. And Sabayon, IMHO, is the best at that. It has a great package manager (two interface choices - graphical or command line), or you can still use gentoo's portage if you know what you're doing (I stay with entropy). Plus you get the benefits of the Sabayon forum, along with the huge amount of knowledge gentoo offers, without having to get your head under the hood quite as much. Try it for a week or so - you'll be glad you did. I've been using it since 4.0, and it just gets better and better.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:36 PM   #24
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Thumbs up One good reason to choose Sabayon.

It just flat out rocks! It rocks and rocks and just rocks some more. I love it and just can't see using any other distro EVER at this point.
Old 09-17-2011, 05:07 AM   #25
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Talking Most distros are just great ...

The longer you use a distro the more you become attached to I cant get away from,Slackware,Sabayon,Mepis and Debian,plus I love checking out everything else... LOL
Old 11-02-2011, 02:51 PM   #26
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It's faster, has more packages, has better default installed software, and has better package management. 'Nuff said.
Old 11-03-2011, 01:08 AM   #27
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The problem of Gentoo to many ppl is installation and it's default kernel config.

I did all my Gentoo installation with Sabayon media. Yes in many box I just wipe out anything from Sabayon after installation.
But I'm grateful there is a Gentoo based polished live CD/DVD.
Old 11-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by DanySK View Post
Yes. Based on and 100% compatible.
and this means that sabayon linux is really what gentoo live dvd should be and is not! a working gentoo live medium, a working installer, a portage infrastructure ready out of the box ( erm, ofcourse you still need to update that portage database first! )

and this means that if you not like a binary defaults delivered via entropy binary package manager you can compile a customized one! lovely pampered with you carefully selected CFLAGS!

of course if you are a true linux newbie going on this way, extensive customized recompiled binaries, you will bomb out that new sabayon linux just like a new preinstalled gentoo linux with turbo speed! but who care!? if things go really crazy you have the nuclear option on you hands: just reinstall sabayon linux and do it again!

this is why sabayon linux is gentoo on steroids!
Old 11-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #29
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Gentoo LiveCD sux cos you can't expact a new user installing Linux with a kernel that can't boot and get all the HW in their PC. Gentoo LiveCD failed many user with non-Gentoo issue.

Basically this is my Gentoo installation procedure for years:

- Get Sabayon CDX Daily
- Install
- Tailor my own make.conf
- Rip off entropy(personal choice) and emerge world.

I respect Gentoo Handbook but it has too much personal taste thing for a general doc, especially in the build kernel steps. Many new comers are bailed out in kernel building(Which have NOTHING to do with Gentoo's gem: Portage) and low quality liveCD kernel config in genkernel, and misleading intro to genkernel.

Sabayon kernel really shines against Gentoo LiveCD, it's default config is a good starting-point for custimizing.
Gentoo guys should at least mention this two param of genkernel: --config and --menuconfig

Last edited by Ucarenya; 11-13-2012 at 09:11 PM.
Old 06-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #30
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I was a true believer in Sabayon in the old version 3 days, In those days Sabayon ws truly a work of art, it looked great with the defaults and worked flawlessly. I left somewhere 3.5 as I preferred the old source based packaging and it seemed updating became somewhat tricky.

I probably should download an iso and give it another run, as long as I can still find the old red wallpapers they used to use and get away from the generic win blue theme all distros seem to want to use nowadays.


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