Sabayon 16.11 - USB

Sabayon is a Linux distribution. We aim to deliver the best "out of the box" user experience by providing the latest open source technologies in an elegant format. In Sabayon everything should just work. We offer a bleeding edge operating system that is both stable and reliable.
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Version 16.11 Release Date: november 1, 2016

NOTE: This distro comes on a 16GB USB Flash Drive. Please ensure that your system has USB 2.0 + ports before ordering. Sabayon Linux will come on a name brand USB flash drive. We use Kingston, Adata, PNY, or SanDisk USBs.

Sabayon Linux is a pre-configured distribution with the tenets of Performance, Versatility, and Stability, based on the source-based distribution named Gentoo Linux, a particularly customizable distribution. If you have other questions on Gentoo and its philosophy, I request you visit their website: In particular, Sabayon emanates substantially from Gentoo's testing branch, one of the most popular source-based Linux distributions, which is about on par with Debian's unstable branch called Sid. Though based on the bleeding edge, you will find Sabayon is quite stable and perhaps more cutting edge than many. Although both Sabayon and Gentoo are rolling releases, Sabayon will have release snapshots.


Why choose Sabayon Linux ?


Sabayon has multiple editions to choose from. From a variety of desktops to a variety of packages and installations that can enjoyed by new linux users as well as by power users who prefer a higher level of customization.

Sabayon is a rolling release.

Once installed you should not need to reinstall a new updated version, since you can use the update tools. Entropy is a GUI tool and front-end for the text console based Equo. This allows you to have the latest and greatest packages available to you, at all times.

The Anaconda installer.

The Anaconda installer in Sabayon greatly simplifies installation including disk partition setup and disk encryption, if desired or required.

Choice of package managers and repositories.

Sabayon's package manager Entropy is binary and currently contains about 13,000 packages in its repositories. Gentoo's package manager Portage is source based and has a quite huge repo.


Sabayon is highly active and well maintained. You can find help through our forums, live help, and the ever-growing wiki.

Look and feel

Sabayon is generally considered one of the more visually attractive Linux distros. From the installer, to the desktops, and even down to the terminal which has a useful color scheme applied to make any work on the command line pleasing to the eye and easy to understand.

System Requirements

  • Live Environment - No 3D Desktop:
    • i686 Processor
    • at least 512 MB of RAM (1 GB suggested)
    • a 2D graphics card
    • a DDC capable Monitor
    • mouse and keyboard
  • Live Environment - 3D Desktop:
    • i686 Processor (starting from AMD K6 and Intel Pentium II)
    • at least 512 MB of RAM (1 GB suggested)
    • an OpenGL capable 3D graphics card (mostly NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, VIA)
    • a DDC capable Monitor
    • mouse and keyboard
  • Installation:
Please note that the Requirements indicated for Installation may be a bit too low for some Desktop Environments. A full KDE Desktop for example, CAN run with only 1 GB RAM, but you will most likely run out of memory during a session, especially when running large programs, such as firefox, thunderbird and/or libreoffice. Please keep that in mind.
  • i686 Processor
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (1 GB suggested for decent eyecandy effects)
  • an OpenGL capable 3D graphics card (mostly NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, VIA)
  • 20 GB of free space, that is bare minimum DVD Install. 30+ GB is highly recommended.
  • 8 GB of free space for miniCD. 10+ GB is recommended
  • Internet connection (not mandatory but highly suggested)
  • a DDC capable Monitor
  • mouse and keyboard
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Media TypeUSB
Disc TypeLive Disc
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