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    Sabayon vs ubuntu

    Wondering if someone has experience with both Sabayon and ubuntu and what
    their thoughts are about which one they prefer. I tried sabayon/gnome but had a
    lot of bugs with the download, so i am now waiting for an install CD, actually two.
    One with Sabayon Mate the other with KDE.
    My only other experience with linux has been ubuntu 12.04/unity. although i do have install CD's coming for that as well, one xubuntu and kubuntu,
    Mainly i wanted to try out the different DE's without modifying ubuntu 12.04.

    My understanding is that kubuntu is ubuntu with the K desktop, correct me if i am
    wrong.

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    Re: Sabayon vs ubuntu

    I had Sabayon XFCE installed on one of my machines couple of time ago. I liked the rolling release model, but it is not as good as that of Archlinux, which I am also using. Also, some software packages are quite old and the update process is really slow, even if you are using binary packages.

    My understanding is that kubuntu is ubuntu with the K desktop, correct me if i am
    wrong.
    xbuntu = Ubuntu with x desktop environment

    Meaning, all variants share the same base.

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    Re: Sabayon vs ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post



    xbuntu = Ubuntu with x desktop environment

    Meaning, all variants share the same base.
    Thank you for the input, i will look into Archlinux. I am curious about the
    quote though, with sharing the same base, how similar/ disimilar are they in function ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Thank you for the input, i will look into Archlinux. I am curious about the
    quote though, with sharing the same base, how similar/ disimilar are they in function ?
    I would try manjaro linux. Because it's arch, but without all the work required to set arch up. (No GUI on first boot)

    http://www.manjaro.org

    And in terms of Ubuntu, they all perform the same ways, they just look different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    I would try manjaro linux. Because it's arch, but without all the work required to set arch up. (No GUI on first boot)

    http://www.manjaro.org

    And in terms of Ubuntu, they all perform the same ways, they just look different.
    Thank you for the info and the url.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Thank you for the info and the url.
    No problem.
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    Re: Sabayon vs ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    I would try manjaro linux. Because it's arch, but without all the work required to set arch up. (No GUI on first boot)

    http://www.manjaro.org
    +1 Another happy user here although I do a netinstall so it's pretty much the same as the Arch process where you have to do everything yourself.

    The reason why I use manjaro over arch is that there are way less updates (I have a limited data plan) and the updates you do get have already gone through their testing repos before being moved to stable. They take arch packages, move them to manjaro testing repos, test, wait and see if all is well and if it is they move them to manjaro stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    +1 Another happy user here although I do a netinstall so it's pretty much the same as the Arch process where you have to do everything yourself.

    The reason why I use manjaro over arch is that there are way less updates (I have a limited data plan) and the updates you do get have already gone through their testing repos before being moved to stable. They take arch packages, move them to manjaro testing repos, test, wait and see if all is well and if it is they move them to manjaro stable.
    I appreciate the input mips. Thank you.

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    Re: Sabayon vs ubuntu

    I have used sabayon on and off for years, I usually go until an update breaks my system (sometimes often). I prefer Ubuntu.

    IMHO it's like this:
    Xubuntu: For a light and minimal desktop. (Medium resources), Uses XFCE on top of the Ubuntu base

    Lubuntu: Light and minimal desktop (Low resources). Uses LXDE "Light X Desktop Environment" on top of Ubuntu base

    Ubuntu: Med to High Resources. Unity interface

    Kubuntu: High resources. Uses KDE "K" desktop environment on top of ubuntu.
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    Re: Sabayon vs ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    I have used sabayon on and off for years, I usually go until an update breaks my system (sometimes often). I prefer Ubuntu. IMHO it's like this: Xubuntu: For a light and minimal desktop. (Medium resources), Lubuntu: Light and minal desktop (Low resources). Ubuntu: Med to High Resources. Kubuntu: High resources.
    Thanks for the reply, So I am not the only one who finds an update can do more harm than good. I have noticed quite a few members mention they don't update but just install the
    new release.

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