Sabayon 5.4 review

[ Thanks to finid
for this link. ]

“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