Sabayon 5.4 KDE - More mature, less fun - and buggy

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Sabayon is no stranger to Dedoimedo. 'Tis a weird beast, this Sabayon. A Linux distribution based on Gentoo, so you might expect all kinds of perils and troubles. But no, it actually manages to be quite reasonable, if not as perky as the top notch candidates. Still, with every release, I download the image and test to see how well Sabayon behaves, looking for changes, both good and bad, always slightly wary of its heritage. With 2011 stretching gently before us, it is time for another review.

I'm taking Sabayon 5.4 KDE for a spin. Expect the usual and then some. We'll see how useful and friendly the distro really is, starting with a live session via installation and then into the working desktop. We'll examine everything, including multimedia playback, the repertoire of programs, the visual bling-bling, desktop effects, package management, and more.

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