Sabayon 16.05 - Great ideas but poor quality : Review

Sabayon is a Gentoo based GNU/Linux distribution that offers a rolling release model. It provides support for both source based and binary packages. In addition to common desktops and laptop architectures, recent releases of Sabayon are also capable of running on Raspberry Pi devices also.

Latest issue of distrowatch weekly(5th June 2016) has published a review of recently released Sabayon 16.05. This review remarks Sabayon as a great distribution because of the ideas employed like rolling release model and hybrid source/binary package approach ..etc. However, at the downside the review observes poor quality of many features like inability to run a desktop environment on KDE edition, listing of years old news in package manager ..etc.


Sabayon is a Linux distribution that is based on Gentoo. Sabayon takes on some of the characteristics of its parent, providing users with a rolling release distribution that can make use of both binary and source software packages. Recent snapshots of Sabayon offer support for computers running on 64-bit x86 processors along with Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 computers. Perhaps the biggest new feature of Sabayon though is the launch of Sabayon Community Repositories (SCR). These new repositories provide a way for community members to build and distribute software for Sabayon without the necessity of getting their software into Sabayon's official repositories. 
Read complete review in distrowatch weekly.

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