I recently read a review that comapred an MAC OS with Linux, specifically Ubuntu. There were many things people are not happy about a MAC OS. Some other links indicate that even a MAC OS can loose for a Linux distro: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/ ... buntu.html http://www.linux-mag.com/id/4641/
I guess what matters is not that it's Ubuntu, but mainly a Linux over a Windows or MAC OS. I just came back from a holiday where I watched one of my Spanish friends struggling with a problem on a Windows Vista workstation. He complained a lot about his Windows installation and all the problems this system is giving him. What I think is that we all have to use an operating system. Yet many companies like MS and Apple produce things that do not fully satisfy the demands. Of course, lots of things are working, the graphical side is sometimes ovewhelming, floating windows, applications that can think for you, etc. Lot's of gadgets, lots of easy new ways to use a computer, but at what price? Still - when someone has a file locked by the system on Windows, a simple user who doesn't know how to deal with such a stupid problem may not find the solution by himself, so the question is - are those systems that are meant to be easy to use really are so easy?
So far Linuxes are also still full of glitches. Let's be honest - programmers have to struggle with millions of new devices and ideas to get the new technology working. This in turn gives us in many cases unstable systems or systems that lack the support for some new devices, etc. Nevertheless, Sabayon to me proves many things are possible and this disto is pretty stable and that's what counts. And also what is important, a lot of things work without upgrading or installing, so straight out of the box. The system works without recompiling it. So it's also easy to install and use right away, a good option for someone who wants to discover the system. And the hugest benefit is in the Live DVD's, where you can start using the whole system without installing it.
Good luck to the Sabayon team.