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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RE: To choice haters
by unoengborg on Sat 12th Aug 2006 00:40 UTC in reply to "To choice haters"
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As with any KDE installation, that's completely customizable.

Customizability should never be taken as an excuse for bad defaults. There is nothing wrong in letting the user have lot to chose from, but the default settings should better be something that fits the average user (among targeted user group).

Using the K-menu as a repository for all available GUI apps will fit a very limited group of users, most users will have to remove half of the menu items to get what they actually need for every day work.

Or even better, make the default configuration fit the least experienced users in the intended user group. If you provide choises, the more experienced users will be able to make whatever changes they need as long as the choises are there to choose. The opposite doen't work, as less experienced users may not have the knowledge to turn things off, to make the system less complicated for them. If they could, they would be experienced users, with no need to do so.

In this respect, the new Novell menu works much better as it makes it easy to find whats in there, while still giving more exposure to the most commonly used applications.

Edited 2006-08-12 00:58

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