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Sabayon 4.1 - A Linux monster (cute one)

May 07, 2009, 23:01 (2 Talkback[s])

"In September 2008, I tried Sabayon for the first time - and liked it very much. It was a revolution. The live session was phenomenal, practically with everything the user could hope for. So good, in fact, that you might ask yourselves what next? How do you up the ante? How do you turn great into greater?

"Time to check Sabayon 4.1 then!

"Like its predecessors, the 3.x generation, the new Sabayon 4 (and 4.1 just released) breaks a whole new book of rules when it comes to what it demands - and what it gives back.

"On one hand, there are the hardware requirements. Huge! Sabayon requires a minimum of 10GB for a hard disk installation, with 32GB recommended. This is more than Vista and Windows 7 combined! Then, you ought to have at least 512MB RAM to get it going, while most Linux distros purr along nicely with that much (little).

"However, in return, Sabayon promises all of the following and then some: KDE 4.2, smaller footprint, faster boot times, EXT4 filesystem, better support for other Linux installs, new Xorg, Compiz and Network Manager, World of Goo game demo, Media Center. Holy banana, that's quite a list, isn't it?

"Can it actually do all that?"

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