Sabayon Linux 7 arrives with experimental Fusion kernel
The Sabayon Linux development team has released the GNOME, KDE and Xfce variants of version 7.0 of their Linux distribution. According to the developers, Sabayon 7 is "even more fun and cute" than the previous 6.0 release, while also being "bleeding edge" and reliable.
Sabayon Linux 7.0 is based on the 3.0 Linux kernel and includes a choice of either GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7 or Xfce 4.8 as the desktop environment; the Xfce edition of Sabayon has been promoted to a non-experimental release. An experimental Fusion kernel is available as an option after install. The developers say that it is similar to Zen Linux kernel sources, calling it their "Sabayon-flavoured Linux kernel sources on steroids". It includes the Brain Fuck Scheduler (BFS), the BFQ I/O scheduler, experimental patches for DRM and Btrfs, Reiser4 and new wireless-next drivers.
Native support for the Btrfs filesystem has been added and the LibreOffice office suite, version 126.96.36.199, has been better integrated. Other changes include improved support for non-Latin languages, and IME and non-Roman fonts, "semi-automated" package updates and updates to the Entropy Framework. The developers also note that there have been more than 4,000 application updates since version 6.
Named after an egg-yolk based dessert (also known as zabaglione), Sabayon is derived from Gentoo Linux. It is intended to provide a "complete out-of-the-box experience" while being both stable and versatile.
- Final Sabayon Linux 6 spins released, a report from The H.