Sabayon Linux hits version 7!
Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:25:19 PM
I've actually been using it for around two or three days and apart from a few niggling issues (like System Settings in gnome wont open from the status list) it's really nice and stable!.
Entropys command line package app "equo" is a really neat tool and gives a great explanation of exactly whats going on (which is something I always liked with Gentoo). It handles searches in a way that's a lot like the .deb and .rpm based installers.
I had actually tried Sabayon 6 but had issues with it booting from a usb stick, then when I finally got it to boot it just crashed on start. Sabayon 7 on the other hand was a pleasure, with the change to the hybrid iso format. It meant I could just use "dd if=sabayon-7-gnome.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=4m" and a few minutes later I had a fully booting live usb stick!
It's actually been nice to try what is Gentoo at the base again, the changes in Sabayon are a valuable and welcomed addition to Gentoo (which is quite scary for people new to the whole "linux" distro scene). The install is a real pleasure to actually watch, the info given as the install goes on shows a great sense of humor.
Check it out at Sabayon 7
I'll prob add some screenies of what I have done to it later on (yes my visual tweaking even takes place on a new OS install, who needs stability when you can tweak the looks (and break stuff)!).
Anyways guess i should go and do something other than "computer" related... like get a coffee and something to eat as my stomach thinks my throat has been cut..
Plain no apps
Opera, Terminal, Gnome-Do