Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

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Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by lxnay » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:41

Press Release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 4.2 GNOME

Dedicated to those who like order over chaos, to those who like simplicity over complexity, to those who think that less is more, to those that just want more for less. Sabayon 4.2 will catch you: just the best of the Out-Of-The-Box, GNOME, multimedia applications and nothing more than what you need for your daily tasks, but what about your free time? We've got it. XBMC (formerly known as Xbox Media Center) 9.04 is what you've ever wanted to build up a fantastic HTPC or Internet Multimedia Box, so what's better than having it ready to use? Show off the new Sabayon Linux to your friends, they have no more excuses to not try it!


  • Distribution Features:
  • Based on Sabayon 4.1 GNOME, containing hundreds of bug fixes and performance improvements
  • <2GB ISO footprint
  • Custom Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  • Ext4 as default filesystem
  • Complete GNOME 2.26.2 flavour
  • OpenOffice 3.1
  • Compiz and Compiz Fusion 0.8.4
  • X.Org 7.4 supporting AMD and NVIDIA latest video cards
  • Multimedia applications (audio, video, dvd ripping, file sharing)
  • Media Center Mode, transforming your Sabayon in a complete Multimedia platform thanks to XBMC
  • Entropy Package Manager 0.96.26 (ready for 1.0!)
  • World of Goo Demo - best 2D game ever!
  • Sexiest Skin ever!
  • Ready for Sabayon 5!
  • Major Changes since Sabayon 4.1:
  • [System] Environment in sync with latest available Entropy updates
  • [System] Featuring Entropy Framework (Package Manager) 0.96.26, improved performance, reduced hardware requirements
  • [System] Featuring the new user-friendly Entropy Graphical Interface, Sulfur
  • [System] GNOME updated to 2.26.2
  • [System] OpenOffice updated to 3.1.0
  • [System] XBMC updated to 9.04 supporting NVIDIA "vdpau" video acceleration
  • [Live] Improved boot performance significantly
  • [Live] Improved GPU hardware detection and reliability (esp. for: NVIDIA, NVIDIA legacy, Catalyst, RadeonHD, Intel)
  • [Live] Fixed a GDM issue causing X server to be respawned
  • [Live] Featuring latest NVIDIA(185.14)/AMD(9.62) Graphics Drivers
  • [Live] Improved PulseAudio support
  • [Install] Significantly reduced hard-disk requirements
  • [Install] Fixed text-based installation
  • [Install] Installer now checks for available /boot space
  • [Install] Installer now allows to share /home partitions across distributions and reinstallations
  • [Install] Installer UI now got refreshed correctly
  • [Install] Improved user home configuration (if $HOME is already available, it won't be touched)
  • [Install] Several other minor bug fixes
Minimum requirements:
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, AMD K6-2, Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM
- 10 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader
Optimal requirements:
- a Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better)
- 1024Mb RAM
- 32 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 3D GPU (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA) (esp. for XBMC)
- a DVD reader

Resources for Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME:
Kernel Configuration:
- Sabayon 4.2 x86 kernel config
- Sabayon 4.2 amd64 kernel config
Packages list:
- Sabayon Linux x86 4.2 Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 4.2 Packages

Download sources
Our Mirrors Page:
- Sabayon Linux x86 4.2 Torrent Download
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 4.2 Torrent Download
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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by wolfden » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:37

Keep in mind this is it, last branch 4 release - this release makes you current with branch 4, along with fixes like the ones lxnay posted.

If you installed 4.1 and kept it up with equo world, you pretty much have 4.2, it's not exact, but it's 4.2 none the less

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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by gmcbpie » Tue Jun 30, 2009 19:27

I love this distro for it's looks, performance, and simplicity. I already get this 2 hours later off of ftp and will seed it for a long time at 130 kb/s. Thanks people!

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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by Drain » Tue Jun 30, 2009 22:31


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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by AmpLiF1eR » Wed Jul 01, 2009 20:41

thx =]

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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by Nicod » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:05


Installed yesterday on an IBM R61 and works very well, exept usual issue with soundmax HD integrated audio... ;)



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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by juancholo50 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:22

hello friends .. that
you can install from a pendrive? and that bothers me a bit to be down and burning the isos ever .. salut .

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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by Dark Star » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:26

How do I update my 4.1 Gnome installation with this ?

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Re: Sabayon Linux 4.2 GNOME: Stable release

Post by Thev00d00 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:30

equo update && equo world
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