Sabayon 16.11 released with Linux Kernel 4.8

PC with sabayon

Today, the Sabayon operating system has been released in its version 16.11, a version that comes with Linux kernel 4.8 installed in it and it is now available for download.

This distribution is based on Gentoo but with some modifications. One of them is the inclusion of the rolling release update format, an update format that consists of updating the operating system little by little, in small updates every month instead of making big updates every long time.

The desks that carry the Sabayon operating system are to choose between KDE and Gnome in its latest versions as the most important desktop. However, other types of lighter desktops can also be installed, such as Xfce or MATE for example.

Among the novelties of this latest update, we have the inclusion of a new compatibility with ARM architectures, allowing us to install it on microplates such as Banana Pi or Ordroid. In this way, we will be able to enjoy this operating system on almost all devices.

The Kernel has also been updated to version 4.8 and included updates on desktops like KDE Plasma and Gnome, also including the usual bug fixes that are made with each update.

This operating system is available in a standard desktop version, in a minimalist server version that has just enough to boot and finally in a cloud version that will allow us to run it without doing any type of installation.

In short, we are facing a somewhat different distribution that will undoubtedly not leave anyone indifferent, giving a fresher touch to Gentoo and providing greater stability thanks to the Rolling Release update method.

To download the latest version of Sabayon, we will do it from your official websiteIn which we will be able to choose between the different versions desktops on which this operating system is available.


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  1.   fernan said

    Hello:
    Gentoo is also rolling release but it is very different from sabayon because although sabayon also has portage it is not recommended to use it and it is recommended to use entropy and its equo console tool which is a non-source binary package manager like emerge.
    Greetings.

  2.   Jorge Luis Villasmil Vilchez said

    because to me sabayon seems more fluid than other distros, for example startup and shutdown of the system, open programs also when I use dolphin emu the emulation is faster than using other operating systems such as linux mint or Windows