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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Looks very promising
by korpenkraxar on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:32 UTC
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2005-09-10

I've always thought of RR4/RR64/Sab as the Gentoo equivalent of the Debian based Kanotix. An installable Live-CD that takes you right into a snapshot of the distro, and on top of that you get a tweaked kernel, some custom maintainance scripts, extra hardware drivers and some nice apps not normally in the reps (like Google Earth in this case, or Skype with Kanotix). This is all great, for me at least. I could never stand having to recompile a gig of programs on Gentoo just because I forgot to specify some CFLAG :-)

That said, I would like some more info:

* What does the optimisation look like? What CFLAGs are used? ;-)

* Is there a binary repository so that one can have incremental upgrades between releases?

* How many people are actively maintaining the distro? How many iso downloads/users?

* Forums, wikis, mailing-lists? Is there a healthy user community?

* Can I have sleep/hibernate on my f*****g broken old HP NX7000?

2003-2005 were the years of the Debian (live) distros - I wonder if 2006-... will be the year(s) of the Gentoo (live) distros (Kororaa also comes to mind)?

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