Oct 6, 2009

Sabayon Linux 5 : Linux 2u

Sabayon Linux is World Most used feature rich Gentoo Based Linux distro. It always find a place in top ten Linux Distro in Distrowatch.com top 100 Linux List.

Installation is as usual smooth except my printer Epson C58 was not detected.

Multimedia :
Sabayon comes pre-loaded with all the required codecs. I was able to view DVD, listen mp3 files, watch windows media files.So, it is handy for all beginners who just want to try something better than windows.

Screen Shot:
Srceen shot for Sabayon Linux 5 is found here

Visual Booting Tour:
Visual Booting Sabayon Linux 5 is found here

 Distribution Features :
    * Less than 2GB size (1.6GB for Sabayon5 GNOME x86)
    * Based on new GCC 4.4.1 and Glibc 2.10
    * Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.31
    * Providing extra Server-optimized and OpenVZ-enabled kernels in repositories
    * Installer now available in multiple languages
    * Complete Ext4 filesystem support (used by default)
    * Complete Encrypted filesystems support
    * Featuring X.Org 7.5 and up-to-date FLOSS, NVIDIA, AMD video drivers
    * Containing GNOME 2.26 (2.28 ready) and KDE 4.3.1
    * Outstanding 3D Desktop applications (Compiz, Compiz Fusion and KWin)   working out of the box
    * Bringing Entropy Framework (Package Manager) 0.99.3
    * Shipped with OpenOffice 3.1 productivity suite, Multimedia applications
    * Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC
    * Shipped with World of Goo Demo - best 2D game ever!
    * Sexiest Skin ever! (Ian Whyman rocks)
    * Ready for Sabayon 6 (someday!)

Minimum requirements:
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, AMD K6-2, Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM
- 9 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader

Another outstanding release. I'll prefer you give try to this distro then you know its worthiness.The distro has everything for daily use or if you are a gamer then this distro will be ideal for you.

My Rating : 4.7/5
Distrowatch Ranking : 7 


  1. I had tried Sabayon earlier but this is so fast I can't imagine may be because of EXT4 file system.

  2. You are right Crazy Frog.

  3. The Rating Should be 5/5.

  4. The Last 7 days ranking of Sabayon on Distrowatch.com is 2.

  5. I understand that the default format for Sabayon 5 partitions is ext4, but the NiLFS site www.nilfs.org/en/download.html mentions that "nilfs-utils is available in the official Gentoo package. (x86 and x86_64). [as of] April 19, 2009.

    Can Sabayon 5 create and install itself on a NiLFS partition?


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