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Sabayon Linux 5.3 "SpinBase", "CoreCDX"
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2 26814 04-30-2011
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: "Directly from our server department, two new Sabayon editions officially thrown to the crowd. They are called SpinBase and CoreCDX, but what are they about? SpinBase was formerly known as CoreCD; the Sabayon team decided to change its name for these reasons: SpinBase can be used as a base to make new Sabayon spins; it contains the new Anaconda text-based installer; it is very lightweight. CoreCDX is built on top of the SpinBase module and features X.Org and Fluxbox, our favourite tiny environment."
Keywords: SpinBase-Lightweight CoreCDX-Fluxbox

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
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Pros: Simple foundation for a custom Linux
Cons: Requires some confidence

The CDX version of Sabayon provides a basic system on which you can build your own spin from their repository. You get the kernel, the commoner tools (e.g. cat but not xev), xorg, the fluxbox window-manager, xterm, nano, and lynx. After that you're on your own!

The installer is the classic anacona, with the addition of a slide-show to entertain you while it works. I had no problems at all, although I must admit that I don't have 3D graphics or wireless internet to challenge the installer.

The package installation tool behaves just like yum or apt-get: equo install opera. Building and configuring my system was easy: like a major distro such as Fedora, rather than the more problematic ones like GoblinX or Slitaz.
Old 04-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2011
Distribution: archlinux, linuxbbq, antiX, livarp,
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5


I know this post has some time. I just would like to know how did you set the wireless internet connection in corecdx. Was it with NetworkManager or something like Wicd? Iīve installed corecdx, but I donīt know how yet.



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