Sabayon Linux Gets Behind ZFS File-System
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 9 June 2012 at 07:12 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Sabayon Linux 9 was released on Friday with a couple of key changes.

Sabayon Linux, one of the distributions derived from Gentoo, has the following highlights with version 9:

- There's ZFS tech preview support in Sabayon Linux 9. Sabayon isn't supporting ZFS as the root file-system due to the CDDL-licensed file-system being incompatible with the Linux GPL kernel, but version 9 delivers what is said to be straightforward support following the installation.

- A "Gentoo Hardened" profile for better securing the base system packages. However, there is no Sabayon hardened Linux kernel at this time.

- A Rigo application has been introduced for what's described as "a new concept of minimalistic and easy to use Application Browser User Interface." Rigo replaces the project's earlier Entropy GUI.

- The x86_32 kernel now defaults to having PAE (Physical Address Extensions) enabled. See the recent i686 vs. i686 PAE vs. x86_64 Linux benchmarks on Phoronix.

- The Linux 3.4 kernel is being used by this Gentoo-based distribution.

- Some of the desktop options include GNOME 3.2.3, KDE 4.8.3, Xfce 4.10.

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