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Sabayon 10 Pulls In MATE Desktop, Hardens The Server

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Published on 15 September 2012 02:01 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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The Gentoo-based Sabayon desktop has made the GNOME2-based MATE desktop available to its users, hardened its kernel server support, provides support for running in the Amazon EC2 cloud, and numerous other features.

The prominent features of the new Sabayon 10 release include introducing the MATE Desktop overlay for those wanting to relive GNOME 2.x, a hardened Linux kernel based upon the Gentoo Hardened patch-set, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) support via semi-official AMIs, the Linux 3.5.4 kernel with the Fusion patches, Mesa 9.0-devel and other upgraded graphics components, ZFS file-system support that now allows booting directly to it plus ZFS SWAP support, GRUB 2.00 integration, new udev, Infinality, XZ compression of ISO images, and a whole lot more.

The new Sabayon 10 release of this Gentoo-based distribution looks quite interesting and featureful. For those looking for more information or to download Sabayon Linux in various desktop flavors, visit Sabayon.org.

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