Sabayon Linux, the easy-to-use distribution derived from Gentoo, reached version 7.0 yesterday. Among other improvements, Sabayon 7 features an "ultra-optimized" Linux 3.0 kernel as well as the project's experimental Fusion Kernel.
Some of the key software packages to Sabayon Linux 7 include the Linux 3.0 kernel, GNOME 3.2, KDE SC 4.7, Xfce 4.8, and LibreOffice 3.4. In total there's been more than 4,000 package updatss since Sabayon 6.0
, which arrived back in June. There's also XBMC 10.0 support, an updated Entropy Framework, support for new languages and fonts, and semi-automated package updates.
Fusion Kernel is a new effort led by the few Sabayon developers and it's aim is to be similar to the Zen Linux kernel sources. The Fusion kernel is supposed to be a "Sabayon-flavoured Linux kernel sources on steroids." Among its features are integration of the Brain Fuck Scheduler (BFS), the BFQ I/O scheduler, Reiser4 file-system support, experimental Btrfs patches, experimental DRM patches, and new wireless-next drivers.
Read the Sabayon 7 press release
for more details on this six year old Linux distribution plus download links.