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

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

As with Sabayon 9, this latest version comes with three other desktop editions as well. Specifically, version 10 can be had in editions featuring KDE 4.9, GNOME 3.4.2, or Xfce 4.10.

3. Amazon EC2 support

Also new in Sabayon 10 is the ability to run the operating system on Amazon's EC2.

"Running Sabayon on Amazon EC2 is more than a necessity for us," the project team explains. "It's how we implement our failover disaster recovery plan."

Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are now available for users interested in trying out Sabayon on Amazon's cloud platform.

4. Updates and fixes

Based on version 3.5.4 of the Linux kernel, Sabayon 10 updates numerous other packages as well, including bringing LibreOffice to version 3.6. Among many smaller updates and fixes, meanwhile, "one nice and small feature worth a mention is the ability to sanity check your Live media (whether it is USB or DVD doesn't matter) through the Live boot menu," the project team notes.

5. Even more hardening

Last but not least, one of the key features added in Sabayon 9 was a hardened Gentoo profile, and Sabayon 10 takes that even further by also providing an X.org-friendly hardened kernel based on the Gentoo hardened patch set.

Want to give Sabayon Linux 10 a try for yourself? It's available as a free download from the project site.


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