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DistroWatch.com: Sabayon

Sabayon

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:14 UTC


Sabayon is a Gentoo-based distribution which follows the works-out-of-the-box philosophy, aiming to give the user a wide number of applications that are ready for use and a self-configured operating system. Sabayon offers the user an easy-to-use workspace with a captivating look, good hardware detection and a large number of up-to-date software packages installed by default, with additional software available from a repository. Sabayon is available in several flavors featuring respectively the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 48 (230), 6 months: 46 (240), 3 months: 46 (229), 4 weeks: 47 (231), 1 week: 62 (158)

Average visitor rating: 8.06/10 from 17 review(s).


Sabayon Summary
Distribution Sabayon (formerly Sabayon Linux, before that RR4 Linux and RR64 Linux)
Home Page http://www.sabayon.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.sabayon.org/
User Forums http://forum.sabayon.org/
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Documentation http://wiki.sabayon.org/
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Bug Tracker http://bugs.sabayon.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-10-29: Distribution Release: Sabayon 16.11
 • 2016-03-28: Distribution Release: Sabayon 16.04
 • 2016-01-30: Distribution Release: Sabayon 16.02
 • 2015-10-30: Distribution Release: Sabayon 15.11
 • 2015-09-29: Distribution Release: Sabayon 15.10
 • 2015-06-05: Distribution Release: Sabayon 15.06
 • 2014-05-10: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 14.05
 • 2013-12-21: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 14.01
 • 2013-08-12: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 13.08
 • 2013-04-30: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 13.04
 • 2013-02-15: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 11
 • 2012-09-15: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 10
 • More Sabayon releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-04-30 Sabayon ships ARM images
 •2016-03-29 Sabayon launches community repositories
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Feature 17.08 16.11 15.12 14.12 13.08 10 9 8 7 6 5.5 4.2 3.5.1 2.65.1 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-28 2016-10-28 2015-11-28 2014-11-29 2013-08-12 2012-09-14 2012-06-09 2012-02-07 2011-10-10 2011-06-23 2011-01-27 2009-06-30 2008-11-09 2005-11-28 Release Date
End Of Life                             End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 569-2396MB                           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, Xfce GNOME/KDE GNOME/KDE GNOME/KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy Entropy SRC (Portage) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice -- LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86, x86_64 x86 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 ext4     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                             Multilingual
Asian Language Support                             Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.08 16.11 15.12 14.12 13.08 10 9 8 7 6 5.5 4.2 3.5.1 2.65.1 Full Package List
Package 17.08 16.11 15.12 14.12 13.08 10 9 8 7 6 5.5 4.2 3.5.1 2.65.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 3.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.1 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.27.1 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.20 1.0.17 1.0.10 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- 14.10.1006 13.101 8.982 8.961 8.920 8.881 8.850 8.801 8.620 8.512 8.19.10 ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.2.48 3.2 3.0 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.3.1 bind (9.11.2)
chromium (60.0.3112.101) 59.0.3071.115 54.0.2840.71 46.0.2490.86 38.0.2125.101 28.0.1500.71 22.0.1229.14 19.0.1084.46 17.0.963.44 14.0.835.163 12.0.742.77 -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.101)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.1.4 2.0.4 2.0.0 1.6.3 1.5.3 1.5.2 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.6 1.4.6 1.3.10 1.3.8 1.1.23 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.4 -- 4.3.1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.4-P1 4.2.3-P1 4.2.3-P1 4.1.2-P1 3.1.2-P1 3.1.2-P1 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.7 1.42.5 1.42.1 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.41.3 1.38 e2fsprogs (1.43.5)
firefox (55.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.6.13 3.0.11 3.0.2 1.5rc3 firefox (55.0.2)
freetype (2.8) 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.1 2.3.9 2.3.5 2.1.10 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.2.0) -- 4.9.3 -- -- -- 4.6.3 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.5.2 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.3.2 4.2.3 3.4.4 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.9.4 2.9.4 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.0 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.6 2.4.6 2.2.9 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.21 2.20 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.14.1 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.11.2 2.8 2.7 2.3.5 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) 3.22.3 3.20.4 3.16.4 3.12.2 3.8.3 3.4.1 3.2.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- 1.12.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.0 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99 1.98 1.98 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.19) 3.22.16 3.20.9 3.16.7 3.12.2 3.8.2 3.4.3 3.4.1 3.2.3 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.1 2.16.1 2.12.9 2.8.6 gtk+ (3.22.19)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.55 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.42.2 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.0) 17.04.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 -- 1.0.5 0.12.7 k3b (17.08.0)
kmod (24) 23 23 21 18 13 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.26.0 2.22.0 2.12.0.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.2.7 5.1.4 -- -- 4.0.4 3.6.0 3.5.3 3.4.4 3.4.3 3.3.3 3.2.1 3.1.0 2.4.1 2.0.0 libreoffice (5.4.0)
linux (4.12.8) 4.11.12 4.8.4 4.3 3.17.4 3.10.4 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.6.39 2.6.37 2.6.29.1 2.6.26 2.6.13 linux (4.12.8)
Package 17.08 16.11 15.12 14.12 13.08 10 9 8 7 6 5.5 4.2 3.5.1 2.65.1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) 10.1.24 10.1.17 10.1.8 10.0.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.12.1 1.8.1 -- 1.6.0 1.4.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.7) 17.1.5 12.0.2 11.0.4 10.3.1 9.1.4 9pre 8.0.2 7.11.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.10 7.3 7.0.2 6.4 mesa (17.1.7)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- 5.5.32 5.5.22 5.1.61 5.1.59 5.1.53 5.1.53 5.1.53 5.0.76 5.0.60 4.1.14 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 3.22.3 3.20.3 3.16.2 3.12.2 3.8.2 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.0 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.26.3 2.22.5.1 2.12.1 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) 381.09 367.27 355.11 340.46 319.32 304.37 295.53 290.10 285.05.09 270.41.19 260.19.29 185.18.14 173.14.12 1.0-7676 NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) 1.8.0 1.8.0 -- -- 1.7.0 1.7.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.1p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.6p1 5.2p1 5.0p1 4.2p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.2d 1.0.1j 1.0.1c 1.0.0j 1.0.0e 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 1.0.0d 0.9.8m 0.9.8k 0.9.8h 0.9.7g openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.12.3 5.12.2 5.12.2 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.0 php (7.1.8)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.9.5 5.8.2 5.4.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- 2.11.3 2.10.0 2.9.4 2.9.1 2.8.7 2.8.3 2.8.3 2.7.1 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.0.3 postgresql (9.6.4)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.12 3.4.3 3.4.3 3.4.2 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.2 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.5.4 2.5.1 2.4.1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.4 4.7.3 4.7.1 4.5.1 3.3.8 3.3.4 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.7) 4.5.10 4.2.14 3.6.25 3.6.23 3.6.16 3.6.7 3.6.5 3.6.1 3.5.8 3.5.8 3.5.6 3.0.33 3.0.31 3.0.20b samba (4.6.7)
systemd (234) 233 226 226 215 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0.6 thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.2 7.2 -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.1.5 2.0.7 2.0.3 2.0.1 1.1.13 1.1.11 1.1.10 1.1.5 0.9.8a 0.9.1 0.8.2 vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.1 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.3 -- -- -- 4.4.2 4.2.2 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.17.4 1.17.2 1.14.7 1.13.4 1.12.4 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.4 1.10.2 1.9.3 1.5.3 1.4.2 0.99.3 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 17.07
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-25
Votes: 1


This Distro really runs "out of the box" for me. They all say that but this one really does.
The system is setup ootb exactly as I did manually before I discovered version 10. The only thing I killed was Magneto.
Over the years some updates did break my system (for example silly things like suddenly switching to sddm) some recoveries took me days - you don't want auto-updates until you have your hands free. Yep, that is the design of rolling release. Equo is great, no need for graphics.
My "desktop/server" is staying on suse Leap (where there is a good balance between stable and bleeding edge), but Sabayon is always great for the Laptop.


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Version: 17.07
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-05
Votes: 6


Perfect Distro for me. Easy to install, fast, user friendly, and Rolling. Rigo is a great package manager, and quick for installing practically every application you can think of.

Magneto update notifier isn't very reliable for me though, and that would probably be my only con. Using the terminal quickly installs updates.

I installed the XFCE version, but for the most part, I use i3, and it's perfect.


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Version: 17.07
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-29
Votes: 11


Pros: Best OS in the world.

Cons: Not enough people know how awesome Sabayon is.


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