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Press Release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 4 Lite MCE
H O P E T O D A Y
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. Lite MCE will catch you, based on Sabayon 4, represent what can be the future of our Operating System: just the best of the Out-Of-The-Box, just GNOME and nothing more than what you need for your daily tasks, but what about your free time? We’ve got it. Xbox Media Center 8.10 just landed on the Linux Planet, so what’s better than having it ready to use? And why not, don’t you think it’s time to prepare your cheap Media Center platform to watch your movies and Internet TV channels? Show off the new Sabayon Linux to your friends, they have no more excuses to not try it!
- Distribution Features:
- Based on Sabayon Linux 4, Press Release here
- Halved Hard Disk footprint, <2GB ISO image
- GNOME 2.24.2 as default Desktop Environment (the only one installed)
- OpenOffice 3.0
- 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 0.24.8, ready for 0.50
- Stable Linux Kernel 220.127.116.11 + 2.6.28 enhancements (2.6.28 available through our repositories)
- Ext4, NTFS, AUFS and UnionFS Support
- Ready for the future today, Ext4, the future Linux Filesystem is now a reality!
- Does your Windows(tm) system contain music and photos? We support it out of the box!
- HAL-based GPU and Input devices detection thanks to X.Org 7.4
- Supporting AMD Catalyst Drivers 8.11 and Open Source RadeonHD
- Supporting NVIDIA Drivers 180.11, 173.14.12, 96.43.09 and 71.86.07 through an automated selector
- One click 3D Desktop Effects support
- For the future:
- KDE 4.2 ready!
- Can be upgraded to any 4.x Sabayon releases without a hitch!
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Celeron, AMD K6-2, Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM
- 16 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU
- a DVD reader
- 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 Lite MCE:
- 32bit 18.104.22.168 kernel config
- 64bit 22.214.171.124 kernel config
- Sabayon Linux x86 4 Packages
- Sabayon Linux x86-64 4 Packages
Our Mirrors Page:
With sabayon Linux 4.0 rolling on it’s way it’s time to look at some sort of a mini edition. We are gonna spin out a mini-dvd instead of a mini-cd. There is several reasons for this move and I’m not going to go into them as I don’t want to hear comments of not having a dvd drive for whatever reason it is. It’s the 21st Century, get with it and get a dvd drive, even microsoft is moving to dvd format releases.
LiteMCE stands for lite dvd version, multimedia center edition. It’s desktop environment is gnome. It comes with xmbc for your multimedia. If I recall correctly the dvd download will be roughly 2GB. The testers group is testing and working out the kinks as we speak. A release date has not been set, but it shouldn’t be long. Just hammering out some last minute things. I am absolutely loving this type of release. I would like to see strictly dvd-lite releases only, one for KDE and one for Gnome. Once installed you have the full power of entropy to add and build what you want. Everyone knows I am a portage and compile type of guy, but entropy just keeps getting better and better. It’s getting a lot of attention from outside of the sabayon community and the feedback is good. I find myself content with it on my entropy only systems. The entropy maintainers work hard so it’s easy for you, nice to have people looking out for you.
With LiteMCE you have choice on boot to go to a 3D desktop or to a desktop without 3D, still being gnome of course. You will also be able to boot straight into XMBC, which works very well. XMBC takes a little bit to get the hang of for adding stuff. I recommend getting to know the Settings area and file manager of XMBC. Once you got that set, piece of cake.
I got some screenshots here. These are the testing screenshots. I’ve tweaked the colors a little for gnome-panel and added in my favorite icon package. The artwork still hasn’t be decided yet, but this will give you a sneak-peek so you have idea. Oh, the skydome I got from the web also. I don’t know who created it. Click images to see bigger version.