Recently I installed Sabayon Gnome, mainly because so few distros offer Gnome 3.12. There are a few but Sabayon and Arch immediately came to mind. It has been years since I last tried Sabayon but after using it for a few days now I am liking it.
I have always liked the idea of a rolling release and Sabayon seems like an easy way to have a current version of Gnome.
Since Sabayon is based on Gentoo it compiles the software right on the computer, applications seem quicker and more responsive because of how things work. Rigo seems to be a darn good software manager, yes software manager because there are no packages! I found there is a learning curve but everything I needed to know was in the wiki. Malspa was kind enough to give me some tips and advice and that really helped me out a lot!
I pasted some of the commands I need to know into a text document because it will take me a while to memorize them. I did have to edit etc/default/grub when I first installed and updated Sabayon, my screen resolution was wrong and the system kept asking for my keymap at startup. Removing two entries fixed everything and the forum member that helped me gave me a command to run so future updates would not mess my resolution up.
All in all everything went pretty well and I did not mind putting in a little work.
I learned something fixing the problems that might be useful in trouble shooting later. From everything I have read, updates come once a week and being new to all this that seems just fine to me. When I first updated Sabayon there were 249 updates available! Other than the keymap issue everything worked perfectly and there I was with a shiny new version of Gnome!
All multimedia worked out of the box and there are different sessions available! Just about anything you could want to do with the system is already in place! At first I thought the install was kind of on the heavy side, then I looked at the other sessions available and realized how versatile it was. Sabayon is known for having a very pleasant default look and there were no disappointments there! There was one application for each task and the defaults are very good in my opinion. LibreOffice was not installed by default though, that gave me a good opportunity to try out Rigo and look at all it's features.
Rigo was easy to use and it has a good complete feature set! I have been running Sabayon Gnome for 3 days now and couldn't be happier. Has anyone else here tried Sabayon recently? More important, how long has your Sabayon install been rolling?