Sabayon Linux 6 GNOME and KDE Released

Filed under
Linux

We're once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 6, one of the biggest milestone in our project.

Features

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39.1 and blazing fast, yet reliable, boot
  • Providing extra Server-optimized, OpenVZ-enabled, Vserver-enabled kernels in repositories
  • Natively supporting btrfs filesystem
  • Completely reworked artwork and boot music intro, thanks to our little Van Gogh (Ian Whyman)
  • Improved theming for 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen monitors
  • Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC
  • Entropy 1.0_rc10, bringing outstanding speed and reliability. Entropy Store (Sulfur) went through a massive speed rework. Entropy Web Services foundation library has been introduced in order to support User Generated Content contributions in a more powerful way, bringing our Package Manager in the Social Internet age. Added support to delta packages downloads, parallel packages download, differential repository update through simple HTTPS protocol
  • Several Sabayon Installer improvements, especially with dealing with crypt, LVM and swRAID environments
  • Added a non-intrusive firewall tool called "ufw" and its frontends for GNOME and KDE
  • X.Org Server updated to 1.10
  • Sane Desktop Compositing now enabled by default
  • Switched to IcedTea6 as bundled Java VM
  • Switched to jpeg-turbo library, boosting JPEG images rendering speed
  • Switched to LibreOffice 3.3.3
  • Switched to Chromium/WebKit as bundled Web Browser
  • Split nvidia-drivers and ati-drivers into userspace and kernel modules, improving reliability over kernel migrations
  • Updated to GNOME 2.32.2 and KDE 4.6.4
  • Updated to GRUB 1.99
  • Introduced the "kernel-switcher" tool, to easily switch between available Sabayon Linux kernels
  • Python toolchain updated to version 2.7
  • Updated to GCC 4.5.2
  • Dracut and Plymouth ready (expect them in Sabayon 7)
  • Thousands of updates and bug fixes that flew in, during these last 4 months
  • We're still here! (it's a feature), only thanks to your donations, please keep donating, donate now!

more here