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05 October 2009, 16:22

Sabayon Linux 5.0 arrives

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Sabayon Sabayon Linux founder Fabio Erculiani has announced the availability of the GNOME and KDE variants of version 5.0 of his popular Linux distribution. Sabayon, named after an egg-yolk based dessert, is derived from Gentoo Linux and is intended to provide a "complete out-of-the-box experience" while being both stable and versatile. The major update includes a number of bug fixes, performance improvements and new features.

Sabayon Linux features the 2.6.31 Linux kernel and a choice of either GNOME 2.26 or KDE 4.3.1 for the desktop environment. The latest release includes full support for the Ext4 file system, which is used by default, as well as file system encryption and a choice of languages for the installer. Package additions and updates include OpenOffice 3.1, a demo for the World of Goo game and version 9.04.1 of XBMC (formerly known as Xbox Media Center).

More details about the release, including several visual tours, can be found in the announcement press release. Sabayon Linux 5.0 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit systems.


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