Linux News Today: Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 15.12 Is Out, Raspberry Pi 2 Version Incoming
Sabayon Linux 15.12 is an operating system designed for Linux enthusiasts who want the latest packages and the best performance. This is a system based on Gentoo, which is known for its reliability.
Let’s face it, there aren’t too many Gentoo-based operating systems out there, but Sabayon is proof that you can also use other bases than some of the big names like Debian, Fedora or Arch. It employs a rolling release model, which means that changes and improvement are pushed on a constant basis, and each month the ISO is regenerated with the latest packages.
Sabayon is also a system that provides the newest packages from the Gentoo repositories, making sure that it stays up to date. This way, users have the latest KDE, GNOME, or LibreOffice software. This makes Sabayon one of the few bleeding-edge Linux distributions that put emphasis on new and interesting rather than old and stable.
What’s new with Sabayon
Not much has changed since last month, but the developers have made some improvements. For example, LightDM is now used as the login manager with the KDE spin, the ARM build will make a return and it will support Raspberry Pi 2, and the latest proprietary drivers are made available for both AMD and Nvidia hardware. Also, GNOME 3.18 is now in the testing repositories, and KDE Plasma 5.4.3 is now available by default.
We are tracking the 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.18 and 4.1 Long-Term Stable Linux kernels, offering (almost) same-day updates to them. If you are using Sabayon in a server environment, you surely welcome this.
The developers of Sabayon Linux are offering a large number of flavors for their distribution, including GNOME, KDE, and Xfce. They also provide ISO for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
More details about the features and improvements of this operating system can be found in the official announcement.