Fabio Erculiani has announced the first beta release of Sabayon Linux 3.5: "We are happy to announce Sabayon Linux 3.5 Loop 1 beta release.
I want to start explaining what Sabayon is:
Sabayon Linux is a live DVD designed to transform a computer into a powerful Gentoo Linux system in less than 5 minutes. Gentoo Linux is a Linux distribution powered by a software install manager engine called "Portage". Besides functioning as a live DVD, Sabayon Linux can also be installed on a hard disk, acting effectively as an easy-to-use Gentoo installation disk. The live DVD includes a large range of desktop environments and open source software applications, such as KDE, GNOME, XFce, Fluxbox, KOffice, OpenOffice.org, FreeNX, amaroK, Kaffeine, etc.
And these are the new features that sabayon 3.5 includes:
- This is a beta release. BETA BETA BETA BETA
- New theme, new logo, new ideas, new stuff! Gosh, it's all new oh oh ohhhh!
- Introducing Entropy Binary Package Managing , featuring equo package manager client and repository services at http://packages.sabayonlinux.org
- Read Entropy Project Manifesto
- Repositories now contain "only" 4000 packages. But will grow up to 10000 by the end of the 3.5 development cycle.
- Equo client is at your service: equo --help - be advised it is a working beta release!
- Installer has been completely rewritten and polished to work with Entropy and an inner "Update installer" button has been added.
- Installer can now virtually update any Gentoo-based system using Entropy. You want to switch to Sabayon? Do it!
- Linux Kernel 188.8.131.52 featuring extended wireless and laptop support, Ext4, UnionFS and AUFS support
- Both architectures are now based on GCC 4.2 and Python 2.5
- x86 architecture has been completely recompiled with i686 optimizations
- X.Org 7.3 release featuring NVIDIA 169.07 and AMD 8.42.3 (see known issues below for the latter)
- Enhanced Desktop featuring Compiz Fusion 0.6.2 using AIGLX (on by default where available)
- Gaming! Sauerbraten, Warsow, Dangerdeep, Nexuiz included as top-tier 3D games!
- GeeXboX 1.1 to transform your PC into a full Media Center
- KDE updated to 3.5.8 also featuring KDE 4.0 RC2 Games!
- Full KDE 4.0 RC2 and XFCE 4.4 availabe in our Entropy repository!
- GNOME updated to 2.20.1
- Improved reliability of NetworkManager stack (including updated nm-applet and KNetworkManager)
- Introducing NetworkSettings tool to graphically configure your network cards settings
- At shut down, Live system will now eject the DVD before halting
- ISOLINUX has been updated to 3.51 featuring a new theme
- A lot, lot, lot (oh oh oh!) mooore!