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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My take!
by AkiFoblesia on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:05 UTC
AkiFoblesia
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2006-07-25

whow! finally, a distro that can match Ubuntu - in terms of having weird names ;)

seriously now, the post takes on a distro just because of a single feature. i believe that is a major disease in the linux/OS world. imagine a whole new distro/OS is advertised just because of a single exclusive feature which are sometimes no better than fancy ones?!

Developers for Windows have a more focused attention on trying to make softwares work for a single platform. On the contrary, many linux developers focus their attention on trying to make a new distribution which focuses on an exclusive feature. i think this is waste of technical skills/time.

Windows tell users to pick their software and install it on windows. Linux, on the contrary, tell users to pick a distro which has this kind of feature/software. Windows offers immediate productivity. Linux, for this case, offers unnecessary decision making.

making a distro do everything needed for an OS with all the fancy and imperative features must be the work of the OS developer - it creates disappointment to users to sacrifice a good feature advertised by distro A because he needs more of the features of distro B. and, surprise! Microsoft is quite determined to make good on this aspect!

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RE: My take!
by r_a_trip on Fri 11th Aug 2006 18:00 in reply to "My take!"
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2005-07-06

i think this is waste of technical skills/time

Which is irrelevant. You don't employ those developers, you don't pay those developers, you don't own those developers. These developers do what they think they have to do. The code is available, they have the skills and they don't take away from you.

That you want to jam the square peg of the Windows model into the round hole of the GNU/Linux philosophy, is none of their concern. If choice frightens you, Microsoft caters to people who want one version of everything.

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RE[2]: My take!
by AkiFoblesia on Sat 12th Aug 2006 03:43 in reply to "RE: My take!"
AkiFoblesia Member since:
2006-07-25

You don't employ those developers, you don't pay those developers, you don't own those developers. These developers do what they think they have to do. The code is available, they have the skills and they don't take away from you.

and they are causing confusion to newcomers ;)


That you want to jam the square peg of the Windows model into the round hole of the GNU/Linux philosophy, is none of their concern. If choice frightens you, Microsoft caters to people who want one version of everything.

most of average PC users wnat one version of everything when it comes to OS. their choice is more of which software to use on a trusted platform, and not an OS specializing on a software/feature. FYI ;)

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