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Sabayon 5 GNOME review

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Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, multi-purpose, GNU/Linux distribution. The latest version is Sabayon 5, released October 2, 2009. Two iso images, Sabayon 5 GNOME and Sabayon 5 KDE, are available for download. This post is a review of the GNOME edition.

After installation…

What’s good? Mozilla Firefox (version 3.5.3) is installed and comes with virtually all the multimedia plugins you’ll need. It “speaks” Java, rocks with flash, and even plays wmv videos.

Nvidia drivers are autoconfigured. That means that Compiz works and all you have to do to start using a 3D desktop is to click on the Compiz icon on the desktop.

The system update notifier works though the first time I tried to update all the packages that needed to be updated, something horrible happened (don’t know what), and I had to reinstall.

Using Totem, the media player, Sabayon will play encrypted DVD videos. Only problem is that you have to mount the DVD manually (same applies to audio CDs). I’ve been spoilt by distros that will mount and auto-play audio CDs and DVD videos.

What’s not so good?




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