The Linux Setup - Fabio Erculiani, Sabayon Linux
Fabio Erculiani is the man behind Sabayon Linux, a fantastic, rolling distribution based upon Gentoo (but much easier to manage). My thoughts on Sabayon are here. Fabio does a lot of different things on Sabayon, from the desktop to the server level. You have to appreciate a person that eats his own cooking.
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Fabio Erculiani, the founder and leader of Sabayon Linux. But I’m also a computer scientist and freelance software engineer (I speak any language) with a strong background in Linux environments.
What distribution do you run on your main desktop/laptop?
My main desktop is running Sabayon.
My laptop is running, surprise surprise, Sabayon.
My home server is running Sabayon.
Our infra servers are running Sabayon.
Did I mention Sabayon?
What software do you depend upon with this distribution?
Mainly GNOME, screen, and gnome-terminal ;-)
Besides those, I use what anybody else would use: LibreOffice, Chromium as web browser (<3!), etc…
What kind of hardware do you run it on?
Let’s see, my current desktop PC is composed of:
Case Coolermaster Cosmos (super silent)
Intel Core i5 750
8GB RAM DDR3
750GB RAID1 array
Nvidia GeForce GTX465 from Point of View
Two Samsung 20” LCD screens
My laptop is a simple 13” MacBook, late 2008, with 500GB HD and 6GB RAM.
What is your ideal Linux setup?
GNOME, Nvidia GPUs, and multi-monitor. Last but not least, a gazillion GBs of RAM.
Will you share a screenshot of your desktop?
My desktop is a default Sabayon desktop. The same you can find on Sabayon Live images.
Interview conducted August 15, 2011