Fusion Linux 15 / 16 Beta
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.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 16th, 2014
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- This release has been in the making for few months, and it is mostly an update to out initial release. Biggest new feature is LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice and two biggest bugs squashed. One bug prevented Firefox 4.0 from starting while using it as LiveUSB or LiveDVD and other bug was a dependency issue that prevented updates from being downloaded. We hoped with this release to make all desktop components more stable and put an overall desktop polish.
Application descriptionFusion Linux is a completely free and open source distribution of Linux based on the Fedora operating system. It inclu...