christophocles wrote:I am using the mini for the first time and I am VERY impressed! No more 4GB downloads for me!
I tried to install the full version on a 10gb partition on my laptop and failed miserably. I think the mini edition might be for me. What is missing in the mini edition, anyway? Does it still have openoffice, gimp, firefox, etc. installed? Do they just have KDE or does even the mini include KDE, Gnome, etc.
Also, howcome the Sabayon installation is so huge compared to other distros?. For example, Ubuntu installs from a DVD and yet it only takes up approx 2gb after install, which is TINY compared to Sabayon's 12gb. I imagine this has something to do with having the entire source tree on the hard drive, so is there an easy way to store all of the source code on a compressed partition? If so, why isn't this recommended or done by default?
each release has a package list you can read to see what it comes with, just look at the release announcement
it takes up so much space because it come with a lot of stuff, you can trim it down be unselecting things.