Thanks- the live CD is what I am looking for. This is for an old, slow laptop, so I don't want multiple desktops on it.
It would be nice if the download page was streamlined. Currently you have to sift through file lists on various mirrors to find what you are looking for. I would be nice if you could just click on the Sabayon version you are looking for, then choose from a list of direct links to it on the mirrors that have it.