Sunday, November 13, 2011

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. What is your ideal Linux setup?

    GNOME, Nvidia GPUs, and multi-monitor. Last but not least, a gazillion GBs of RAM.

  6. Will you share a screenshot of your desktop?

    My desktop is a default Sabayon desktop. The same you can find on Sabayon Live images.

Fabio Erculiani desktop

Interview conducted August 15, 2011

The Linux Setup is a feature where I interview people about their Linux setups. The concept is borrowed, if not outright stolen, from this site. If you’d like to participate, drop me a line.


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