Sabayon 5.4 KDE – More mature, less fun – and buggy

“Sabayon is no stranger to Dedoimedo. ‘Tis a weird beast, this
Sabayon. A Linux distribution based on Gentoo, so you might expect
all kinds of perils and troubles. But no, it actually manages to be
quite reasonable, if not as perky as the top notch candidates.
Still, with every release, I download the image and test to see how
well Sabayon behaves, looking for changes, both good and bad,
always slightly wary of its heritage. With 2011 stretching gently
before us, it is time for another review.

“I’m taking Sabayon 5.4 KDE for a spin. Expect the usual and
then some. We’ll see how useful and friendly the distro really is,
starting with a live session via installation and then into the
working desktop. We’ll examine everything, including multimedia
playback, the repertoire of programs, the visual bling-bling,
desktop effects, package management, and more.”


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