Sabayon 9 KDE Rigo Apps

Sabayon 9 is the latest release of Sabayon, a multi-purpose Linux distribution derived from Gentoo Linux. Made available for download are 32- and 64-bit installation ISO images for KDE, GNOME 3 and Xfce desktop environments.

Sabayon is a rolling-release distribution, so existing users do not have to reinstall to get the latest core and applications of a Sabayon release. That is one of the best features of the distribution.

This article features a few scree shots from test installations of the KDE and GNOME 3 editions. A detailed review should be published by the end of the week. The first four screen shots are from the GNOME 3 edition.

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This shows the activities view of the (GNOME 3) desktop. The GNOME 3 edition comes as a standard installation of GNOME 3, which means it comes in a format that many users do not like.
Sabayon 9 GNOME Activities

Searching for applications.
Sabayon 9 GNOME Search

You can tell from this that Firefox is not installed. Chromium is the installed Web browser.
Sabayon 9 GNOME Searching

Still searching.
Sabayon 9 GNOME Search Games

The default KDE desktop.
Sabayon 9 KDE Desktop

The same desktop as above, showing the date widget.
Sabayon 9 KDE Date Widget

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The Kickoff menu is the default on Sabayon 9.
Sabayon 9 KDE Kickoff Menu

Rigo is the name of the new graphical package manager on Sabayon 9. It replaces Sulfur.
Sabayon 9 KDE Rigo

Rigo is fast and has a clean interface, but it is too “clean” for me. A package manager should at least have a listing of applications by category. That does not seem to be a feature of Rigo. More on what when the review is published. Want to see what the new Sabayon looks yourself? You may download an installation image from here.
Sabayon 9 KDE Rigo Apps

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  1. Thanks for the article

    I miss the /home partition.
    It is in the default partition table by good
    Because all your docs and settings are there
    And you do not need to format it of you need to reinstall, or want to change your distro.

    And of course a grub update to boot from BTR FS.

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