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Review: Sabayon 5.5 KDE

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, Sabayon needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that version 5.5 has been released, and as has become tradition for me (so to speak), I am testing the KDE version of this new release.

It seems like there aren't really a whole lot of new heavily-advertised features in this release; it mostly consists of bugfixes. Let's see how true that turns out.

Follow the jump to see how this version of Sabayon stacks up in terms of making Gentoo friendly (or, at least, friendlier) to newbies.

After the boot menu, the boot process was fairly quick. This time, I elected to listen to the heavy metal rock music, but ironically enough, the one time I wanted to listen to it, it didn't work. This led me to believe that the sound card wasn't being properly detected or the wrong channel was selected as the master channel — more on that later. After the boot splash came the KDE splash screen, which quickly led into the desktop.

The desktop, at first glance, seems virtually unchanged




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