Alternatives to Sabayon for all platforms with any license

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  • Debian icon

    Debian

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Fedora

    The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community...

    Open Source Linux

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    openSUSE

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution. It is aimed towards users and developers working on...

    Open Source Linux

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    FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is...

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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    Gentoo

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals. Gentoo is a rolling release distro (continuously developing, don't...

    Open Source Linux BSD FreeBSD

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    Haiku

    Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

    Open Source Haiku

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    Red Hat

    Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary...

    Commercial Linux

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    OpenBSD

    The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. * OpenBSD runs on many...

    Open Source BSD

  • TrueOS icon

    TrueOS

    TrueOS is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD . Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a...

    Open Source BSD FreeBSD

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    Qubes OS

    Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.

    Open Source Linux

  • Zorin OS icon

    Zorin OS

    A friendly Linux Distro that will make the switch to Linux as seamingless as possible while still innovating.

    Free Personal Linux

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    Trisquel

    Trisquel is a computer operating system, a GNU Linux distribution, derived from another distribution, Ubuntu, which is derived from Debian.

    Open Source Linux

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    Scientific Linux

    Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be...

    Open Source Linux

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    PCLinuxOS

    PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops. PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, and can also be installed to your computer. Easy to follow instructions are included on the LiveCD. The...

    Open Source Linux

  • Chakra icon

    Chakra

    The Chakra project aims to create a full-featured KDE build with the simplicity of Arch-Linux builds.

    Open Source Linux

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    Pinguy OS

    Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and...

    Open Source Linux

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    Parabola

    Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is a Linux distribution for computers using the i686 and x86-64 architectures.

    Open Source Linux

  • Semplice icon

    Semplice

    Semplice Linux is a simple, fast and lightweight distribution based on Debian's unstable branch. It includes a small collection of up-to-date applications running on top of the Openbox window manager.

    Open Source Linux Debian

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    Funtoo Linux

    Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo.

    Open Source Linux

  • MidnightBSD icon

    MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD is a new BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more. A critical...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    Parsix

    Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on...

    Open Source Linux

  • AriOS icon

    AriOS

    AriOS is an easy-to-use operating system based on Ubuntu. AriOS comes with a unique and optimized interface as well as many extra applications, multimedia codecs, flash and java plugins, and many tweaks! AriOS is not just...

    Open Source Linux

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    Korora Project

    Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.

    Open Source Linux

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    GeckoLinux

    GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop.

    Open Source Linux Linux kernel

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    Devuan

    Devuan is the base GNU/Linux distribution aiming to replace Debian in order to preserve Init Freedom and avoid the systemd lock-in. Devuan is developed by and for Veteran Unix Admins.

    Open Source Linux

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    Subgraph OS

    Subgraph believes that the best way to empower people to communicate and live freely is to develop technology that is secure, free, open-source, and verifiably trustworthy. Subgraph OS is an important part of that vision. The...

    Open Source Linux

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    GNU-Darwin

    GNU-Darwin aims to be the most free software distribution. Our mission is two-fold: Focus on projects that leverage our unique combination of Darwin and GNU, and help users to enjoy the benefits of software freedom.

    Free Mac

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    Superb Mini Server

    Superb Mini Server (SMS) is a Slackware-based server distribution with web, DNS, DHCP, file, print and fax servers, iptables firewall, mail server with spam filter and anti-virus scanner, and BitTorrent station. It also includes...

    Open Source Linux

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    PureDarwin

    Darwin is the Open Source operating system from Apple that forms the basis for Mac OS X, and PureDarwin is a community project to make Darwin more usable (some people think of it as the informal successor to OpenDarwin.

    Free Mac

  • Legacy OS icon

    Legacy OS

    Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux) is a distribution based on Puppy Linux.

    Open Source Linux Linux kernel

  • Source Mage icon

    Source Mage

    Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.

    Open Source Linux Linux kernel

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    Karoshi

    Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on Ubuntu.

    Open Source Linux Linux kernel

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    Dynebolic

    Dynebolic, a GNU/Linux distribution with special emphasis on audio and video editing.

    Open Source Linux

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    BLAG Linux and GNU

    BLAG has a suite of graphics, internet, audio, video, office, and peer to peer file sharing applications. you can replace a windoz installation with BLAG. if you would like to install and run blag, download and burn it to CD.

    Open Source Linux

  • AV Linux icon

    AV Linux

    AV Linux is a versatile, Debian-based distribution featuring a large collection of audio and video production software.

    Open Source Linux

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.

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