Because Frank, a friend of mine, where looking for an alternative to most well known Linux distributions and he even likes the Idea of Gentoo, I told him about Sabayon Linux yesterday. I have heard of it long time ago but I never gave it a try. Since I am a hardcore Gentoo user I never needed to switch since more the twelve years. I tried Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, Ubuntu, some other Linux based distributions and even FreeBSD but I never felt very well and always switched back to Gentoo.
I downloaded the Xfce based ISO file today and installed it in a virtual machine running in VirtualBox. It was so easy to install and everything worked right out of the box. The installation took about 20 minutes and then I was impressed. It runs fast and without any errors. It has its own package management but even the wonderful portage package management is available for installing self optimised packages or even simply my own software packages used on Gentoo.
I need to evaluate this distribution a little bit more before I can say "Yes! That is what I want." but for now I am very excited!
If you are looking for fast and reliable distribution with the power of Gentoo, Sabayon.org is the right place to read more...
I will post my experiences here in the future and maybe (I don't think so... :) I will try Sabayon as host operating system some day...
Have fun! :)
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