Sabayon Linux aims to give users all the bleeding edge software of SimplyMEPIS and PCLinuxOS but is based on Gentoo and uses Portage as its package management system. I haven’t used Gentoo for a couple of years now, but Sabayon’s popularity is continually increasing and with a new release it’s now time to give it a try.
After a number of recommendations from readers on my SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC1 review, I decided to make my next Linux distribution review about PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3. Like SimplyMEPIS, it is an up-and-coming distribution that aims to make all the advanced capabilities of Linux easily available to everyone.
OK, so the commercial version of Solaris strictly speaking isn’t free software/open source (although quite a lot of the code is now open, thanks to the OpenSolaris project). But still, since we do quite a lot of Linux and other Unix stuff here on FOSSwire, I thought I might take a quick excursion into Sun’s Unix.
Regular readers here know I don't say "wow" lightly. I may like a book, I may even think it's useful or even something you really should have, but very few really make my jaw drop. This is one that gets a "wow".
This distribution is about more than creating another version of Linux. It has a strong political and philosophical impetus behind it. I will let their website explain it:
dyne:bolic is RASTA software released free under the GNU General Public License.
Though each CrossOver Linux (formerly known as CrossOver Office) release offers substantial improvements, version 6.01 is the most revolutionary release I have seen since I started reviewing this product circa version 3.0.
If Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is a fine product which I warmly recommend to anyone — I actually liked it from the beginning — things are different with Mandriva Corporate Desktop 3.0 BETA (look for download links here).
dyne:bolic is a libre Linux distro aimed at multimedia enthusiasts. It comes with several music and video editing programs running on top of the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Under the hood, dyne:bolic is powered by the 2.6.18 Linux kernel which adds support for many pieces of modern hardware.