Fusion Linux

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An unofficial remix of the Fedora Linux operating system with additinal software packages

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Fusion Linux is an open source distribution of Linux derived from the highly acclaimed Fedora operating system, which in turn is based on the award winning Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It contains out-of-the-box support for multimedia codecs, additional applications and it’s 100% compatible with the official Fedora software repositories.

It’s available only for 64-bit hardware platforms

The distribution is available for download as a Live DVD ISO image of approximately 1.5GB in size, designed from the ground up to support only 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms.

Boot prompt à la Fedora Linux

Fusion Linux provides users with a standard boot prompt à la Fedora Linux, allowing them to start the live system without too much fuss. The “Troubleshooting” entry include advanced boot options, such as the ability to start the live system in safe graphics mode, perform a memory test, boot from the local drive and check the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a DVD media).

GNOME is the default desktop environment, enhanced with mintMenu and DockbarX

The default graphical desktop environment is GNOME. Both GNOME Shell and GNOME Fallback interfaces are provided, but the first one is enhanced with mintMenu, the default main menu of Linux Mint, and DockbarX, a Mac OS X -like dock (application launcher).

Includes state-of-the-art open-source applications

As mentioned, the main emphasis of Fusion Linux is on the software collection, which means that it includes state-of-the-art open-source applications like the Inkscape vector graphics editor, GNOME Do intelligent application launcher, LibreOffice office suite, Blender 3D modeller, GIMP image editor, Evolution email and calendar client, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, as well as the Chromium, Konqueror and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

It’s a great operating system for modern computers

Summing up, Fusion Linux is a great operating system for modern computers that support the 64-bit (x86_64/amd64) instruction set architecture. It provides users with better hardware compatibility for Broadcom wireless cards, the Compiz Fusion compositing window manager, multimedia support out of the box, a much better games selection and many other enhancements.

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Last updated on July 16th, 2014
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