Sabayon Linux is one of those lesser-known contenders that has nevertheless attracted a significant following of its own over the years. I wrote about the release of Sabayon 8 back in February, but earlier this month the project launched a brand-new update with some notable new features, including a choice of what it calls three “tier-1” flavors.
Ready for a look? Here are some of the highlights of this new release.
1. Three Desktop Options
Sabayon 9 is available in three flavors, each offering a different desktop environment. GNOME 3.2.3, KDE 4.8.3, and the lightweight Xfce 4.10 are the options available in this release, giving users a nice range of alternatives.
2. A New Application Browser
Replacing Sulfur as the default GUI on the Entropy package manager, meanwhile, is Rigo, a new, minimalistic “Application Browser” user interface. “Rigo is a search-based, modern, modular, and scalable application for browsing Sabayon packages,” the project team explains in the official Sabayon 9 announcement. “It includes 99 percent 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.”
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