Sabayon 10 adds a GNOME 2-flavored 'MATE' edition

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Software, Linux, Sabayon Linux

It seems like just yesterday that we saw the release of Sabayon 9 with its three desktop flavors, but already the project team behind the popular Linux distribution has launched a new version.

Sabayon 10 made its official debut late last week, and certainly most notable among the new additions to the free and open source operating system is yet another desktop edition, bringing the total number of choices for users up to four.

Now joining the ever-growing list of distros to offer a variation on the old, beloved GNOME 2 theme, Sabayon

10 brings a number of other enhancements to the table as well. Here's a quick overview of some of the highlights.

1. A MATE option

Linux fans are no doubt already familiar with MATE, the GNOME 2-like desktop that was first included in Linux Mint 12 as an alternative for users wary of GNOME 3, and there's no doubt it's been gaining steam.

MATE is already available in packages for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora, just to name a few, and now it's part of Sabayon 10 as well.

"Many people wanted GNOME 2 back and there you have it!" reads the official Sabayon 10 announcement. "We are more than happy to serve MATE to all our users and officially support it starting from now."

2. Three other alternatives


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