Another minor issue with the graphical package manager, is that in the interface color tab of the settings tool, the color configuration button labeled “Package not installed” actually applies or affects installed packages, rather than those not installed.
Thanks to the features it inherited from Anaconda, an installation program with all the physical security features you expect on a modern installer, Sabayon’s installer provides all the features you need to install a system with an excellent physical security posture – full disk encryption and boot loader password protection. And on the network security front, the firewall is enabled and a graphical firewall application to manage the firewall is installed and configured out of the box. This screen shot shows the graphical firewall application in its default state.
Final Thoughts: The KDE edition of Sabayon was on my list of the best KDE distributions of 2011. While I do not think that is going to change this year, I would like to see packages for Takeoff Launcher, Stackfolder and Quick Access available for installation. With either Takeoff Launcher and Stackfolder or Takeoff Launcher and Quick Access, you can transform Sabayon or any KDE installation into a much better desktop operating system than the default installation.
Resources: To download 32- and 64-bit versions of Sabayon 8 KDE and other Sabayon 8 editions, find a mirror closest to your neck of the woods here. Questions may be posted to the Sabayon forums here, and at Questions and Answers.
Screen Shots: More screen shots from test installations of Sabayon 8 KDE.
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