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Sabayon 5.4 review

Oct 07, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Sabayon 5.4, released at the end of last month (September, 2010), is the latest version of the Gentoo-based, multi-purpose Linux distribution. This is the third release this year. The other two releases, Sabayon 5.2 and 5.3 were released in March and June respectively. Going by the recent history of this distribution (there were four releases in 2009), do not be surprised if we get one more release before the end of the year.

"Because Sabayon has a separate installation image for the major desktop environments, and my review of Sabayon 5.3 was based on the GNOME edition of that version, I decided to base this review on the KDE edition. The rest of what you are going to read, therefore, is from a default installation of Sabayon Linux 5.4 KDE.

"Installation – The installation program is the same that made its debut in Sabayon 5.3. This is Anaconda, the Fedora installation program. There is support for full disk encryption, the Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM), soft-RAID, and installation to remote storage devices. LVM is the default disk partitioning scheme, and the installer creates three logical volumes (for /, /home and swap). A new installation of Sabayon 5.4 takes up less than 6 GB of disk space. Ext3, ext4, xfs, jfs, reiserfs are available journaling filesystem options. Btrfs is also supported."

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