Sabayon8- The black perl is here | With screenshots Tour

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Sabayon 8 has been released, the new release comes with Linux 3.2, GNOME 3.2.2, KDE 4.7.4 (4.8.0 available in testing repo), Xfce 4.8, LibreOffice 3.4.4 and more, acording to the announcement, “During this cycle, sabayon team spent a lot of time optimizing critical packages at compiler level, ensuring unprecedented performances, tuning system responsivity under load and backporting power management patches.”

Features

  • The first and best way to try a Gentoo-based Linux distribution at its full power, with all working out-of-the-box and no compilation needed at all
  • The first Extreme-Rolling Release distribution, with automated repository package version bumping, thanks to Entropy Matter ebuild tracker
  • Faster, cleaner and more evolved than any other rolling distro out there: we work hard to bring you the most stable rolling release experience
  • Keep up-to-date your system in minutes while maintaining full Gentoo Portage compatibility
  • Focusing on performance: GCC 4.6 with Graphite Loop Transformation infrastructure and Link Time Optimizations enabled
  • Always up-to-date Linux Kernel 3.2 (and experimental “Fusion” Kernels available in repositories)
  • Providing extra Server-oriented Linux kernels (OpenVZ, Vserver, Generic Server)
  • Natively supporting the btrfs filesystem (besides ext4, aufs, and others)
  • Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System (Media Center) using XBMC 10.1 (11.0 available soon)
  • GNOME 3.2.2 Visual Environment
  • KDE 4.7.4 Desktop Environment (4.8.0 available in a few days)
  • Improved Xfce 4.8 out-of-the-box experience (for those missing GNOME2)
  • Improved LibreOffice integration, updated to 3.4.4
  • Migrated to libav as ffmpeg replacement
  • Migrated to Java 7 and Subversion 1.7
  • Cinnamon and Razor Qt available in repositories
  • Entropy Framework (Package Manager, Web Services) updated to 1.0_rc86, consolidating stability and performance
  • Support for IME and non-roman fonts at install time
  • Support for non-latin languages at install time
  • More than 12000 packages available for x86_64, i686
  • ARMv7 versions already available, with more than 2000 packages ready to be installed


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