codename: Fermi (as in Enrico Fermi)
Directly from our Server dept., two new Sabayon editions officially thrown to the crowd!
They are called SpinBase and CoreCDX, but wait, what are they about?
SpinBase is a very minimal environment that can be used for many different purposes: didactical, home server deployment, but even for custom Sabayon ISO images creation, using our tool called Molecule). Any Sabayon release we make is based on SpinBase.
CoreCDX instead, is geared towards very minimal graphical environment setup, no fancy tools, browsers, whatever, just Fluxbox and command-line. You set the rule.
SpinBase and CoreCDX have a smaller footprint making them fit into a single CD, or USB memory sticks.
- Features of Sabayon 5.5 SpinBase and CoreCDX:
- Bootable Image suitable for a CD or USB thumb drive (~370MB-425MB for SpinBase, ~470MB-525MB for CoreCDX)
- Shipped with Desktop-optimized Linux kernel 2.6.37 (Group Scheduling patch, Tuxonice, AUFS2.1) and Glibc 2.11
- Ext4 filesystem as default, btrfs (experimental), encrypted (luks) filesystem support
- Installable in less than 5 minutes
- Completely customizable system after install, thanks to Entropy package sets it's possible to install GNOME, KDE or X.Org in no time.
- Entropy and Portage ready (giving access to thousands of installable packages)
- Bringing Entropy Framework 1.0_alpha14
- Providing extra Server-optimized, OpenVZ-enabled, Vserver-enabled kernels in repositories
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium II/III, Celeron, AMD Athlon)
- 128Mb RAM
- 2 to 3 GB of free space
These releases are targeted to advanced users who want to take full control of the features and packages installed on their system. Sabayon's Entropy package manager can be utilized as soon as the release is installed to quickly build out the installation based on the users exact requirements. SpinBase/CoreCDX has also has the capability to install packages using the Portage package management system.
For more information, please see the "Visual Tour: SpinBase" on Sabayon's Wiki.
Networking Notes: advanced user skills may be necessary to implement networking on these releases. They can provide simple dhcp networking over wired networks by default. Most advanced networking configurations will require configuration by the user.
ISO images (those little .iso files that you have download and burn) are available on our mirrors:
- Sabayon Linux 5.5 amd64 SpinBase:
- Sabayon Linux 5.5 x86 SpinBase:
- Sabayon Linux 5.5 amd64 CoreCDX:
- Sabayon Linux 5.5 x86 CoreCDX:
- Sabayon Mirrors Page
- Sabayon Bittorrent Tracker
Thanks everybody involved!