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Based on Gentoo: Sabayon Linux

Sabayon Linux provides the complete range of desktop environments in different versions. The Gentoo-based live system is available in the flavors GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE and Enlightenment 17. The easiest way to transfer this distribution to a USB stick is to use UNetbootin. This tool is available for both Linux and Windows.

The current Xfce edition brings the new Xfce version 4.10 with it. This desktop environment has many advantages over previous versions. For example, the method of finding applications has been completely rewritten. The bar can now also be displayed vertically and the limit of only one row has been removed. The editor for MIME types is also very pleasant. This allows you to specify which software should be used to open certain files.

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    Sabayon: Based on Gentoo Linux.
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    Xfce: This Sabayon variant is a middle ground between lightweight and user-friendliness.
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    LibreOffice: You should be able to handle most office tasks comfortably with the free collection of office software.
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    Hard work: Rigo is software management alongside Portage. Don't mix the two - you have to choose one.
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    Other software: Sabayon's repository actually offers everything with a name and reputation from the open source scene.

The developers of Sabayon Linux Xfce are treading a middle ground between lightweight and popular applications. The WebKIT-based Midori, for example, serves as the browser. While Abiword used to be used for word processing, version 10 has the complete LibreOffice suite on board.

Since Sabayon Linux, as already mentioned, is based on Gentoo, you of course have the advantage of the Portage system. Granted, this is not very user-friendly for beginners. The power of the package manager should not reduce the distribution. Getting all packages compiled from sources can be a huge benefit. Sabayon Linux now also contains its own package manager called Rigo to make it easier for users. However, a word of warning is in order here. You should avoid mixing rigo and potage. Choose one of the two package managers and stick with it. As a rule of thumb one could accept: As a user, Rigo is easier to use, but then you get precompiled packages. Experts should be better advised with Portage.