sundayrefugee wrote: Ookami wrote:
Sabayon is a LiveDVD, not a CD. You could try getting the slimmed-down version (which I'd actually recommend, I used to be a Sabayon advocate) plus it's gentoo so you're bound to get a lot of experience through it, but... there's not that much difference, really. It's just a big red mint with the feature-rich KDE instead of streamlined Gnome.
Why not use the spare CD to try an altogether different Operating System? Like BSD or Solaris or Minix, or even the likes of BeOS and Haiku and Darwin, and even GNU (Hurd) - get a bit of history down your disk drive
Lots of mistakes here.
Sabayon is available as both a live DVD and a live CD. I can prove it. I have a LiveCD in both x86 and AMD64 versions.
“You could try getting the slimmed-down version, which I'd actually recommend, I used to be a Sabayon advocate.”
sundayrefugee wrote:It's not just Gentoo, it's *forked* from Gentoo *unstable*, but is unable to do a proper emerge. And if you don't know what package masking is in unstable, you're in for BIG problems.
Thanks for that.
Not much difference? How could it be *more* different? At least with SuSE, Fedora, or PCLOS, you're going from one binary distro to another, the only difference being the format - RPM vs DEB. In Gentoo, you're compiling from source. *That's* different
You can still compile from source in Debian-based and RPM-based distros - I regularly do.
sundayrefugee wrote:"A big red Mint" couldn't be a statement any further from the truth! I wouldn't recommend it personally (I'd recommend Gentoo proper, instead), but come on. That's a wopper there!
I'm basing this on the community, not the OS itself. Both take a pre-existing established distro, and add their own ways of doing things. Mint adds the Mint-tools and software repos and portal, Sabayon adds its own package manager (Entropy), so it's a little bigger.
The artwork is redder, too.
As for the others - BSD: good. Solaris: it might actually even *work* if you have the magical hardware combo that supports it at the moment, and you don't need much in the way of packages. Minix3: a great way to see what Fluxbox would have looked like, if it were made in the '60's - *if* the microkernel works on your hardware. BeOS: Died 10 years ago. Good luck getting that one going. Darwin: Why would you even mention this one? Another dead project that was never even completed. Hurd: still vaporware, 20 years later - let me know if you get it working
Those suggestions are largely a waste of this person's time, as they're just looking to try out a different Linux
BSD - good indeed.
Solaris - works on x86, might as well have a go and see what it's like.
Minix3 - might as well have a go and see what it was like.
BeOS - might as well have a go and see what it was like. Plus, Haiku.
Darwin - might as well (&c.)... And I'll let Apple know its flagship operating system was never completed.
Hurd - Linux provides the kernel for the rest of GNU, might as well have a go and see what it is like.
I know they're a waste of time, they're history
So, erm... apart from knowing you can't emerge on Sabayon, I can't see many mistakes.
Being a novice user, I didn't know doing an emerge was going to break my Sabayon, especially as I regularly did it to compile a lot of extra programs
Thanks for the info, I'll make sure to use Entropy from now on.
I think I'll try fedora when it comes out. After that I'll be sure to get some more CDs!
Fedora is gorgeous, if you can handle the bleeding-edge nature of it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.