Press Release: Sabayon Linux 9

lxnay's picture

We're once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 9 in all of its tier-1 flavours. If you really enjoyed Sabayon 8, this is just another step towards World domination.
There you have it, shining at full bright, for your home computer, your laptop and your home server.
Linux 3.4, GNOME 3.2.3, KDE 4.8.3, Xfce 4.10, LibreOffice 3.5.3 are just some of the things you will find inside the box.
Gentoo Hardened features, Rigo -- a new way of browsing Applications, ZFS tech-preview (and limited due to license conflicts), PAE kernel for x86 (32bit) versions, and much more.

Gentoo Hardened

A lot of effort has been put into securing the base system packages, introducing the Gentoo Hardened profile into the Sabayon ecosystem (yet in a gradual way, hardened kernel might come in the near future).

Rigo

During this cycle, Rigo, a new concept of minimalistic and easy to use Application Browser User Interface, has seen the light, replacing Sulfur as the default Entropy GUI. In a few words, Rigo is a search-based, modern, modular and scalable application for browsing Sabayon packages. It composed by RigoDaemon, which is the dbus system service, a Gtk3 UI and a UI-independent library. It includes 99% of the features people are supposed to find in a tool that can be used to find, update and remove applications, but the team is not done yet and would love to get some feedback about it.


More screenshots here.

ZFS

Another outstanding feature is the ZFS tech-preview level support: due to license conflicts, our team was not allowed to provide a truly (including the Installer part) out-of-the-box support, but still, if you're interested in trying out an amazing filesystem like ZFS is, it's going to be straightforward after install!.

PAE

Talking about x86 (32bit) Sabayon, our team decided that it was time to switch to a PAE kernel, to allow systems stuck with this ancient architecture to support more than 4GB of RAM.

More bug fixes

Besides the huge, and usual load of updates several minor bugs have been fixed. Please see the Sabayon 9 Tracker Bug to know more.

What has been released

What you find here is Sabayon GNOME, KDE, Xfce, SpinBase (bare-metal flavour for building your own ISO images), ServerBase (same but with server-optimized kernel) and CoreCDX, for those who like Fluxbox.

Download Links
Files
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_amd64_G.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_amd64_K.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_amd64_Xfce
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_x86_G.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_x86_K.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_9_x86_Xfce.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_CoreCDX_9_amd64.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_CoreCDX_9_x86.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_ServerBase_9_amd64.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_ServerBase_9_x86.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_SpinBase_9_amd64.iso
Name
Sabayon_Linux_SpinBase_9_x86.iso

We Need Your Help

Disk

The Sabayon foundation is always looking for funds. Donation page.

  • Click here to lend your support to: Support Sabayon in 2013 and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

Visit The Forum

Happy forum users!

If you are looking for help or advice, the friendly and helpful people on the Official Sabayon Linux Forums are the people you need to be talking to!