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Sabayon

Last Update: 2017-04-28 11:22 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: 46 (240), 6 months: 50 (246), 3 months: 53 (237), 4 weeks: 57 (229), 1 week: 33 (351)

Average visitor rating: 6.9/10 from 10 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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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...

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 •2016-04-30 Sabayon ships ARM images
 •2016-03-29 Sabayon launches community repositories
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Feature 17.05 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 2017-04-28 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD CDs
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
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
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 17.05 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 17.05 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 (1.1.3) 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 (1.1.3)
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 (9.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.3.1 bind (9.11.1)
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 58.0.3029.81 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 (58.0.3029.81)
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.3 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 (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 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 (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (53.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.6.13 3.0.11 3.0.2 1.5rc3 firefox (53.0)
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7.1 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 (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) -- 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 (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 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 (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 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 (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 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 (3.24.1)
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- 1.12.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.0 gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 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+ (3.22.12) 3.22.12 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+ (3.22.12)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.55 httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.42.2 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.0) -- 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 (17.04.0)
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 (5.3.2) 5.2.6 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 (5.3.2)
linux (4.10.13) 4.10.11 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 (4.10.13)
Package 17.05 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 (10.1.22) 10.1.22 10.1.17 10.1.8 10.0.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.1 1.12.1 1.8.1 -- 1.6.0 1.4.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.5) 17.0.4 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 (17.0.5)
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- 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 (5.7.18)
nautilus (3.24.1) 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 (3.24.1)
NVIDIA (378.13) 375.26 367.27 355.11 340.46 319.32 304.37 295.53 290.10 285.05.09 270.41.19 260.19.29 185.18.14 173.14.12 1.0-7676 NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u131) 1.8.0 1.8.0 -- -- 1.7.0 1.7.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 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 (1.1.0e) 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 (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.3RC4 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 (5.24.1)
php (7.1.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.0 php (7.1.4)
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.9.4 5.8.2 5.4.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.5)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- 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 (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.0.3 postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 3.4.5 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 (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 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 (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.3) 4.2.14 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 (4.6.3)
systemd (233) 226 226 226 215 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0.6 thunderbird (52.0.1)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.2 7.2 -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 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 (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 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 (4.12.3)
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: 17.05
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-04-29
Votes: 0


Whilst quite usable after installation, Sabayon ist lacking in refinement. Both, KDE and Mate, which I tried, had virtually no prinrter drivers incorporated. HP had 10 printers listed and Epson 2 - 9pin and 24pin. How many people have a 9 pin Epson today? They died out and disappeared, when the dinosaurs disappeared. No Gnome-commander or double commander present or available, only second rate two-panel file managers like tux-commander. No scanner like "simple scan", no disk-utility, no burner and no unetbootin, no useful calendar etc. etc.

For an average Linux user like me, who doesn't know command line stuff it'll be quite a task to compile a usable working system. I couldn't hook up my printer for example. There are better distros out there, without wanting to knock Sabayon.

Once they realize the basics, Sabayon might be a good distro......


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-16
Votes: 0


Easily one of the best distros I've ever used. I would recommend and have recommended it. Overall an absolute joy to work with.

There's great support available, but I rarely find myself needing it since it just works so well. The frequent updates are definitely a plus.


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-04
Votes: 1


I enjoy Sabayon so much. I use as main linux since 2007.


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