Fuduntu is a Linux-baed operating system created for portable computers. It is a tweaked remix based on Fedora 14.
It includes Jupiter, Pidgin, VLC, and other popular applications. Just under 1GB, Fuduntu is the perfect thumb drive distro.
Here are some key features of "Fuduntu":
· Intended to be slim, yet have a sane software set by default
· Tweaked for performance out of the box
· Tuned for battery life out of the box
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release comes with many improvements, including many bug fixes, new features/apps, and other news items. As usual, existing Fuduntu users have already rolled into 2013.2.
· As Fuduntu has grown, so has the default install. To help those who may want a lighter install, especially for netbooks, we now include a light version. Users of the Fuduntu Lite will notice several programs that are normally installed by default, including LibreOffice, GIMP, and Thunderbird, are not installed. Fuduntu Lite scales down Fuduntu to a base install, allowing for more customization. The light version uses about 3-4 GB less hard drive space, depending on architecture.
· This last quarter saw a rise in the amount of user-requested programs that have been packaged and placed in the repositories. Significantly, XBMC, the popular media center developed by the XBMC Foundation is now available. In addition, LibreOffice has now been updated to LibreOffice 4.
· Gaming on Fuduntu continues to get better. As many may have seen, the number of games available on Steam has increased. In addition, the updated Mesa library allows for users to play more games (including games such as Half-Life and Counter-Source) without having to install proprietary drivers. We are currently setting up a new YouTube channel to showcase Fuduntu gaming videos.
Also included in 2013.2:
· Kernel 3.8.3-3
· Gimp 2.8.4
· Thunderbird 17.0.4
· Firefox 19.0.2
· Chromium 25.0.1364.172
· LibreOffice: 18.104.22.168
· Fuduntu has welcomed several new team members which has greatly helped the project to grow faster. With the help of these new team members, we have packaged 75 new user-requested applications, including Octave, Clementine and Musescore.
· The team welcomes Shawn Dunn, Mark van Tinteren, and Andrew Pyle. Shawn has been working on bringing KDE to Fuduntu and will be working with the devs and packagers to provide a Fuduntu KDE spin. Mark has worked with Copy.com and has obtained permission to package and distribute the Copy.com client. In addition, he has been working very close with Andrew Wyatt, as well as the rest of the team, on bug fixes this cycle.
· Andrew Pyle has been working with Pedro Mateus on Fuduntu gaming and has begun making videos showcasing gaming on Fuduntu. Together, they have started a new Youtube channel, FuduntuArcade. Also busy was Sean Thames who has been busy redesigning the site over spring break.
· Also helping with those packages is our new build farm. The new servers have allowed for more packages to be built at one time. In addition, the new servers have i5-3470 processors and 16GB of RAM, allowing virtualized servers to get builds done much quicker. The new build farm, along with the new packagers, have really helped the team get more programs out there in a much quicker way.
· Fuduntu continues to see more attention from the media and 2013.1, especially, highlighted how the distro is coming along and was covered by many new people and outlets. Overall, reviewers have spoken well of Fuduntu and helped to get the name out there to the Linux world. The Fuduntu Team strives to keep delivering the most stable Linux distro there is. We are also committed to listening to the community and doing what we can to take care of Fuduntu users everywhere.