With Ubuntu dropping KDE. At least Sabayon 8 is keeping it.
While the project provides installation images for all known desktop environments, only those for the 32- and 64-bit editions of the K Desktop Environment, GNOME 3, and Xfce, have so far being made available for download. Going by the distribution’s release history, installation images for other (supported) desktop environments should be released soon. This article offers a summary review of Sabayon 8 KDE. The boot menu is shown below.
Starting from the installation program, it is a fork of Anaconda, the Fedora system installer. Like Anaconda, it has support for LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, disk encryption, RAID and a few other features that most users will never use. It, however, has not kept pace, feature-wise, with the original Anaconda. For example, in the version of Anaconda that shipped with Fedora 16, the last stable release of Fedora (see Feature preview of Fedora 16 installer), a non-LVM partitioning scheme can be created automatically, and GPT, the GUID Partition Table, is the default on standalone installations. You will not find those features in Sabayon’s installer. Not that they are killer features you cannot do without, but they are nice to have.
This screen shot shows the default partitions created by the installer, with disk encryption enabled. You can tell that the partitioning scheme is not based on GPT because the first partition does not have the bios_grub flag.
Most distributions entertain and educate you about the distribution with a slideshow while the system is being installed, but none that I am aware of take to dissing another distribution in the process. Fabio Erculiani and his team must feel very confident about their product that they have taken to belittling Debian. Not a very good behavior especially given Sabayon’s past history of being buggy. Sure they have cleaned up their act a bit, but I do not think Fabio is in a position to belittle
Chromium is the preferred browser on Sabayon 8 KDE, and on first boot, you are given the opportunity to choose the default search engine it will use for searching the Web. Google, Yahoo! and Bing are the three choices available, but I think DuckDuckGo, the “open source” search engine, deserves a place at the table. As a search engine, DuckDuckGo does not engage in any activity that spies on your Web searches, so it might be one you might consider using if privacy is of any importance to you. You might be interested in how to make DuckDuckGo the default search engine in Chromium.
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