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Sabayon Comments

In the linux world, if you want the most recent software th ...

Comment by urlwolf
about Sabayon Jun 2011

In the linux world, if you want the most recent software there is only an option: rolling release. That removes ubuntu from the list. I've found that keeping ubuntu reasonably up-to-date takes too much fiddling (adding PPAs) and removes a lot of stability.

Three of the most popular rolling release distros are: the debian-bleeding-based-bunch (never worked too well), arch, and sabayon. Sabayon beats arch in that the packages are signed (better security) and in that it can be installed much faster. I prefer equo to pacman, but that's personal preference.

The Sabayon community is great and the time it takes for them to fix the bugs I reported is incredibly short (!). impressive considering how small the dev circle is.

This is probably the best distro I've ever used. All my computers run this now.