The Black Perl is back with a new release- Sabayon 5.5 | With Screenshots Tour

Sabayon Linux 5.5 is released, it is available for both GNOME and KDE editions . This new release features best AMD/ATI and NVIDIA Sabayon4Linux Desktop support, faster boot time compared to Sabayon 5.4, improved Windows autostart support, try Sabayon directly from your Microsoft OS and more.


About Sabayon

Sabayon Linux is a linux distribution that offers a complete out-of-the-box experience, it comes with pre-installed media codecs, drivers, and games. Sabayon is a rolling release. If installed and used regularly you shouldn’t need to reinstall new versions. Simply use the GUI package manager or command line if you choose, to keep up to date.


Sabayon 5.5 Features

  • More than 1000 updated packages since Sabayon 5.4 and more than 100 bugs (stability, usability and performance) fixed

  • Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.37 (Group Scheduling patch, Tuxonice, AUFS2.1) and Glibc 2.11
  • Cutting-edge X.Org Graphics stack (mesa-7.10 + xorg-server- 1.9 + 2.6.37 kernel = KMS enabled, Gallium3d, best performance with OSS drivers)
  • Providing the best AMD/ATI and NVIDIA Linux Desktop out-of-the-box experience out there
  • Providing extra Server-optimized, OpenVZ-enabled, Vserver-enabled kernels in repositories
  • Installable in 10 minutes
  • Slightly faster boot time compared to Sabayon 5.4
  • Ext4 filesystem as default, btrfs (experimental), encrypted (luks) filesystem support
  • Containing GNOME 2.32 (getting ready for GNOME 3.0) and KDE 4.5.5 (KDE 4.6.0 will be available through updates)
  • Outstanding 3D Desktop applications (Compiz, Compiz Fusion and KWin) working out of the box
  • Sane Desktop Compositing now enabled by default (Metacity Compositing for GNOME, KWin Compositing for KDE)
  • Bringing Entropy Framework 1.0_alpha9 and complete PackageKit support
  • Shipped with OpenOffice productivity suite and all the multimedia applications  you need
  • Transform Sabayon into an full-featured HTPC Operating System  (Media Center) using XBMC
  • Shipped with World of Goo Demo – best 2D game ever!
  • Improved Windows autostart support, try Sabayon directly from your Microsoft OS!


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Sabayon5.5 Screenshots Tour

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