Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:33 UTC, submitted by Rob Williams
Gentoo Techgage reviews Sabayon Linux, and conclcudes: "After taking an initial look at Sabayon, I have mixed feelings. Though, I feel more joy when using it than anything negative. One reason this distro may stand out above others is because it takes a difficult base distro, and opens its arms for new users who want to experiment. When it's all said and done, you will have a full functional Gentoo machine after the installation, topped off with a Sabayon coat of paint. What a great looking coat of paint it is."
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O give me a break
by BluenoseJake on Fri 11th Aug 2006 15:06 UTC
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

Man, on one hand, people bitch about how GNU/Linux is all about choice, and if you don't like something, "use the source", fix it, contribute, and then on the other hand you complain about the number of distros, and that this one or that one doesn't add anything new, please, wake up and smell the coffee.

This is GNU/Linux's big selling point, it's like evolution, all these distros, vying for your attention, each one doing something different, trying to gain mindshare. There's something for everyone, from your Grandmother to the biggest kernel hacking geek in the world, and everything in between. That's the power of opensource, and Linux.

Survival of the fittest

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RE: O give me a break
by iangibson on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:09 in reply to "O give me a break"
iangibson Member since:
2005-09-25

Man, on one hand, people bitch about how GNU/Linux is all about choice, and if you don't like something, "use the source", fix it, contribute, and then on the other hand you complain about the number of distros, and that this one or that one doesn't add anything new, please, wake up and smell the coffee.

Yes, but it's different people in each case!

No, it's not like evolution. For evolution to occur, the unfit distros (>90%) should have died off by now. But because they are open source, most of them linger on for years, clinically dead, but nobody has the guts to turn off the life support.

Harvest the organs and pull the plug.

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RE[2]: O give me a break
by BluenoseJake on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:16 in reply to "RE: O give me a break"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Some distos have died, off, others have gotten better, in one way you're right, it's not like evolution, because all of the distros can swap code and components, making each one better, but in another way, it is, lots of distros have gone the way of the dinosaur, and others, have came to the forfront in the last few years. All this just adds up to more choices, and I like choice. I like the ability to pick a distro based on the person or organization I am installing it for, sometimes, it's Ubuntu, sometimes it's Fedora Core, even Windows.

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RE[2]: O give me a break
by twenex on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:56 in reply to "RE: O give me a break"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

There's a litany of dead Linux distros. The difference is that with proprietary OSes, very few of them have survived because of technical merit.

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RE[2]: O give me a break
by Sphinx on Fri 11th Aug 2006 18:43 in reply to "RE: O give me a break"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

If you look at all the distros the only one that is really all about choices is Gentoo, the rest are a narrow subset by comparison.

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