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fuduntu
December 4th, 2010, 08:17 AM
The stable, easy to use Linux distribution for your PC. Based on Fedora 14, Fuduntu 14.6 contains the latest Open Source software.

Building on the rock solid Fedora base, Fuduntu brings with it a wonderful GUI, and many improvements to make your portable workstation fast, and efficient while enjoying battery life that I consider to be best in class.

Fuduntu looks fantastic! Through a combination of open source technology and usability excellence, Fuduntu 14.6 shines.


http://i.imgur.com/VtPDAl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/VtPDA.jpg)

An example of the tweaks from http://www.fuduntu.org:

BFS process scheduler
Deadline IO scheduler
Processor grouping
Jupiter


Fuduntu 14.6 uses only 150MB of physical memory on startup without sacrificing any functionality.


http://i.imgur.com/kCWn4l.png (http://i.imgur.com/kCWn4.png)

Fuduntu 14.6, the next generation of Linux distributions.

Download Fuduntu today - http://www.fuduntu.org/

kaldor
December 4th, 2010, 08:21 AM
:)

Oxwivi
December 4th, 2010, 08:22 AM
How does it differ from Ubuntu and Fedora?

kaldor
December 4th, 2010, 08:24 AM
How does it differ from Ubuntu and Fedora?

http://www.fuduntu.org/

Not a bad distro, but also nothing too exciting aside from moving /tmp to RAM for quickness.

NightwishFan
December 4th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Nothing shabby about BFS, though deadline confuses me. Since 2.6.32 CFQ has low latency mode. Also curious about process grouping, using cgroups? By what basis do you group them? Also, you should know BFS does not utilize cgroups. :)

Edit: Targets SSDs I can understand deadline then.

jerenept
December 4th, 2010, 10:34 PM
http://www.fuduntu.org/

Not a bad distro, but also nothing too exciting aside from moving /tmp to RAM for quickness.

And, some other applications that Ubuntu seems to lack; like Jupiter (for power saving), Inkscape, etc.
And it also uses less RAM that Ubuntu, out of the box.

NightwishFan
December 4th, 2010, 11:38 PM
What does Jupiter do? I have it installed in Maverick it just seems like a menu to do stuff gnome power manager already does. Does it actually save power and the like?

Edit: The above was not being judgemental I should re-word. I am just curious what it does. The program is light and etc, and works very snappy. Oh, and shows temperature as well. Not bad actually. If it improves power too then excellent.

fuduntu
December 5th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Jupiter is the awesome power applet. It will change kernel parameters between battery and AC modes to use less power without sacrificing performance while plugged in. It also provides rotation of the mouse with the screen and a lot more.

This just in!

Fuduntu now integrates Nautilus Elementary, and is licensed to redistribute Adobe Flash, and Fluendo MP3 technologies which have been integrated into the distribution!

http://i.imgur.com/8VeWAl.png (http://i.imgur.com/8VeWA.png)

http://i.imgur.com/qsOUkl.png (http://i.imgur.com/qsOUk.png)

Website - http://www.fuduntu.org

Verbeck
December 5th, 2010, 07:32 PM
the name FUD-untu... :-k

drawkcab
December 5th, 2010, 07:38 PM
the name FUD-untu... :-k

Yeah, maybe Feduntu would be a better choice?

Lucradia
December 5th, 2010, 07:46 PM
the name FUD-untu... :-k

:-k Just thinking the same thing....

fuduntu
December 5th, 2010, 08:48 PM
:-k Just thinking the same thing....

Anyone can make something out of nothing if they try hard enough.

kaldor
December 5th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Look at their site. "Punny name, serious distro!"


@Jerenept:


And, some other applications that Ubuntu seems to lack; like Jupiter (for power saving), Inkscape, etc.
And it also uses less RAM that Ubuntu, out of the box.

Inkscape is just an apt-get away, and Jupiter runs very nicely on Ubuntu (and Debian).

I'm not trying to bash it, though. It's good to see someone making an easy to use distro that isn't just an Ubuntu reskin for once.

Kimm
December 5th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Anyone can make something out of nothing if they try hard enough.

Honestly, the first thing I though when I saw that name was that either you where making fun of all the ubuntu derivates, or that it was an "ubuntu sucks because..."-thread

Edit: don't get me wrong though, I'm not saying its a bad distro, just that the name might be a bit misleading...

fuduntu
December 5th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Honestly, the first thing I though when I saw that name was that either you where making fun of all the ubuntu derivates, or that it was an "ubuntu sucks because..."-thread

Edit: don't get me wrong though, I'm not saying its a bad distro, just that the name might be a bit misleading...

Fuduntu - Punny Name, Serious Distro
The name is a pun.

Fedora - F and D from Fedora
ubuntu - U and UNTU from Ubuntu

pun
[puhn]
noun, verb, punned, punĚning.
–noun
1. the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pun

Funny uses of the name (by people on the internet): Bad Child FUDuntu, Spread FUD-untu, F.U. - Dundu!

The name is intended to be fun, and funny, while implying that the distribution fits in-between Fedora and Ubuntu. The fun uses of the name mean that it is successful.

NightwishFan
December 5th, 2010, 09:50 PM
That is fine looks promising. Keep up the good work! If you get a chance take a look into researching BFS/Cgroups. I am around 80% sure cgroups do not work with it. Though I suppose there is no harm adding the patch if it is disabled when you have BFS compiled in.

MooPi
December 5th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Sounds like you have a nice project going. If I had a laptop I'd give it a spin.

fuduntu
December 5th, 2010, 09:56 PM
That is fine looks promising. Keep up the good work! If you get a chance take a look into researching BFS/Cgroups. I am around 80% sure cgroups do not work with it. Though I suppose there is no harm adding the patch if it is disabled when you have BFS compiled in.

You should be 100% certain because you are right; cgroups is available for users that choose not to use the BFS enabled kernel however it is safely ignored when BFS is in use.

NightwishFan
December 5th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Cool, I have more confidence in your project now. Thanks for the answer. Keep up the awesome work. I will try it out.

themarker0
December 6th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Gonna download tonight, Vmachine, might make primary OS.

Add Torrents please.

DeadSuperHero
December 6th, 2010, 02:03 PM
It uses Faenza-Cupertino icons by default, it MUST be good! ^^


But seriously, the processor grouping, IO Scheduler, BFS Scheduler, and Jupiter are all interesting additions to the OS itself. I may test this out for sake of performance comparison.

nlsthzn
December 6th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Not the most flattering review in Distrowatch... (http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20101129#feature)

forrestcupp
December 6th, 2010, 02:17 PM
So if it's based on Fedora, then it's rpm based, right? Which means it's pretty different than Ubuntu.

Also, I wonder how long you'll be able to keep using that name before it gets shut down by Canonical.

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Not the most flattering review in Distrowatch... (http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20101129#feature)

They tested release 1, when release 5 was available. They will retest early next year.

nlsthzn
December 6th, 2010, 02:29 PM
They tested release 1, when release 5 was available. They will retest early next year.

Thanks for sharing... I was not aware...

Philsoki
December 6th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Also, I wonder how long you'll be able to keep using that name before it gets shut down by Canonical.
Wouldn't that be kind of counter-productive? You know, freedom and all that jazz.:p

UKBB
December 6th, 2010, 03:00 PM
748 meg?

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 03:07 PM
748 meg?

Shrinking to fit on a CD is a work in progress, it is almost there. Maybe by 14.7 it will be 700MB.

fatality_uk
December 6th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Wouldn't that be kind of counter-productive? You know, freedom and all that jazz.:p

Freedom is one thing, possibly infringing on a licensed trademark is another.

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Freedom is one thing, possibly infringing on a licensed trademark is another.

Fuduntu is not Ubuntu or buntu.


The trademarks
Canonical owns a number of trademarks and these include UBUNTU, KUBUNTU, EDUBUNTU, and XUBUNTU. The trademarks are registered in both word and logo form. Any mark ending with the letters UBUNTU or BUNTU is sufficiently similar to one or more of the trademarks that permission will be needed in order to use it. This policy encompasses all marks, in word and logo form, collectively referred to as “Trademarks”.

http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy

Shining Arcanine
December 6th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Why are you using the deadline I/O scheduler? That usually only provides good performance to databases.

DeadSuperHero
December 6th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Freedom is one thing, possibly infringing on a licensed trademark is another.

It ends in an Untu though, not a Buntu.

http://linsux.org/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/TrollFace.png

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Why are you using the deadline I/O scheduler? That usually only provides good performance to databases.

Completely Fair Queuing allows IOs to hang out in cache for an undefined period of time. Forcing cache write expiration with the deadline scheduler is good for SSDs, and hard drives when on battery as it can reduce wake-ups (a big power draw on a battery). Additionally deadline has a much lower IO latency. I agree it is good for database use, but it is also really good for portables.

fatality_uk
December 6th, 2010, 03:49 PM
I know it's not the same :)

Signed
Devils advocate

nolag
December 6th, 2010, 04:07 PM
http://www.fuduntu.org/

Not a bad distro, but also nothing too exciting aside from moving /tmp to RAM for quickness.

I was thinking of customizing my Ubuntu to do this, but what happens if I want to say burn a DVD or bluray (or any high demand /tmp + resource program) and it takes mroe RAM than I have (say it takes 5GB?).


Not the most flattering review in Distrowatch... (http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20101129#feature)

They say it's mostly like Fedora, with a few extras, I guess if you like the apps that it adds, why not use it so you don't need to install it. The only downside was the customizer running every time there is a kernel update.


Wouldn't that be kind of counter-productive? You know, freedom and all that jazz.:p

If anyone could say xbuntu then the ubuntu name would go down in quality. It is important for projects to be distinguashable form one another. You can always say based on ubuntu if you are, they don't mind that.


Fuduntu is not Ubuntu or buntu.



http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy

You know that you don't need to use the exact phrase of a trademark to be in violation. Just and FYI if you are confusingly similar that is close enough. I don't know Fuduntu is a violation, I'm not a lawyer, just saying though.

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 04:25 PM
You know that you don't need to use the exact phrase of a trademark to be in violation. Just and FYI if you are confusingly similar that is close enough. I don't know Fuduntu is a violation, I'm not a lawyer, just saying though.

It is a good thing that parodies (like puns) are protected speech. :lolflag:

http://www.publaw.com/parody.html

nolag
December 6th, 2010, 04:40 PM
It is a good thing that parodies (like puns) are protected speech. :lolflag:

http://www.publaw.com/parody.html

Yes, I agree. On the other hand, although he says it's a pun, I don't see it. It is just a combonation of two words to make a word that intentionally sounds like one of them... If it was like FUNORA (FedORA UbuNtu) then it could be a pun since it's at least the FUN part is a real word...

NightwishFan
December 6th, 2010, 04:45 PM
True I like Funora, but Fuduntu works as well. I do not think anyone will care about the name from Canonical. It is fine. :)

I will download now, try later today. (I probably will not use it as my main, sorry to say, but it looks promising.)

Lucradia
December 6th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Yes, I agree. On the other hand, although he says it's a pun, I don't see it. It is just a combonation of two words to make a word that intentionally sounds like one of them... If it was like FUNORA (FedORA UbuNtu) then it could be a pun since it's at least the FUN part is a real word...

Although Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt; spells the acronym for FUD... __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________.

I'll let you fill in the blank. You can go either way with the acronym, naming it as a real acronym, and not. (No Support: FUD can't be an acronym, because it doesn't describe a real noun.)

Evil-Ernie
December 6th, 2010, 05:23 PM
I like the play on words, it actually makes me want to have a look at Fuduntu just out of curiosity! :D

In fact 'Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt' is a song I'm working on with my new band 'Kraken Wakes' so keep an eye out for that ;)

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Although Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt; spells the acronym for FUD... __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________.

I'll let you fill in the blank. You can go either way with the acronym, naming it as a real acronym, and not. (No Support: FUD can't be an acronym, because it doesn't describe a real noun.)

Please, spread the FUD untu to the masses.

For this I thank you.

):P

Take a peak at the name page at Fuduntu.org if you havent.

mips
December 6th, 2010, 05:30 PM
I'll pass on any RPM based distro.

nlsthzn
December 6th, 2010, 05:48 PM
I'll pass on any RPM based distro.

...but why?

Spice Weasel
December 6th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I'll pass on any RPM based distro.

Agreed. Open standards are soooo uncool.

You know there's such thing as apt-rpm, right?

Lucradia
December 6th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Please, spread the FUD untu to the masses.

For this I thank you.

):P

Take a peak at the name page at Fuduntu.org if you havent.

Your "u" needs an umlaut then, "Food" from "Fud" can only be pronounced that way.

forrestcupp
December 6th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Wouldn't that be kind of counter-productive? You know, freedom and all that jazz.:pYou haven't been around long, have you. There have been totally unrelated web sites that have been forced to change their logo just because it looked a little similar to Ubuntu's logo. ;)


Fuduntu is not Ubuntu or buntu.

Lol. So you got around it by calling it 'duntu' instead of 'buntu'. :)

Personally, I don't see much comparison to Ubuntu. It seems like you're just wanting the boost of a popular name. Not to say you haven't done a good job, though.

Simian Man
December 6th, 2010, 11:22 PM
I'm glad to see somebody making a distro based on Fedora instead of yet another Debian spin. I like the approach taken by some Ubuntu spins like Mint, but apt makes me want to shoot myself sometimes :).

I will try Fuduntu when I get some spare time.

jerenept
December 6th, 2010, 11:33 PM
I'm glad to see somebody making a distro based on Fedora instead of yet another Debian spin. I like the approach taken by some Ubuntu spins like Mint, but apt makes me want to shoot myself sometimes :).

I will try Fuduntu when I get some spare time.

Agreed. I really dislike apt sometimes.... besides, BFS, deadline, etc. is the real reason i am downloading this distro right now, not the package manager.

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Your "u" needs an umlaut then, "Food" from "Fud" can only be pronounced that way.

FUD isn't pronounced FOOD, it's pronounced fuhd.

fuduntu
December 6th, 2010, 11:58 PM
You haven't been around long, have you. There have been totally unrelated web sites that have been forced to change their logo just because it looked a little similar to Ubuntu's logo. ;)



Lol. So you got around it by calling it 'duntu' instead of 'buntu'. :)

Personally, I don't see much comparison to Ubuntu. It seems like you're just wanting the boost of a popular name. Not to say you haven't done a good job, though.

I didn't try to get around anything. I haven't ever said, or implied that it is Ubuntu. Others reading into it have though. That said, I am starting to pull in things from Launchpad when I think it's useful like Nautilus Elementary. The point isn't to be Fedora, or Ubuntu, the point is to find it's own place in-between (hence the name).

standingwave
December 7th, 2010, 01:50 AM
the name FUD-untu... :-kOn the plus side, they have a ready-made mascot!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Elmer_Fudd.png

Lucradia
December 7th, 2010, 02:10 AM
FUD isn't pronounced FOOD, it's pronounced fuhd.

Read your own site first before saying as such, please:

"Fuduntu
Pronounciation: [fooduhntoo]"

You said for me to look under "The Name," link, I did, I quoted you, I said that "u" needs an umlaut because "The name" page says "Food" not "Fuhd."

/discusson

fuduntu
December 7th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Read your own site first before saying as such, please:

"Fuduntu
Pronounciation: [fooduhntoo]"

You said for me to look under "The Name," link, I did, I quoted you, I said that "u" needs an umlaut because "The name" page says "Food" not "Fuhd."

/discusson

DOH typo, it was early in the morning when I created that page. It's fixed.

themarker0
December 7th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Fuduntu can you please get torrents of this? Thanks.

fuduntu
December 7th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Fuduntu can you please get torrents of this? Thanks.

I will do what I can to make torrents available soon.

ukripper
December 7th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Waiting for torrent download. Surely will try BFS...love it on my android phone's flykernel

guimaster
December 7th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Yes, I agree. On the other hand, although he says it's a pun, I don't see it. It is just a combonation of two words to make a word that intentionally sounds like one of them... If it was like FUNORA (FedORA UbuNtu) then it could be a pun since it's at least the FUN part is a real word...

Fuduntu and Lindows share the same intellect. Both are obvious rip-offs of trademark names.

fuduntu
December 7th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Fuduntu and Lindows share the same intellect. Both are obvious rip-offs of trademark names.

Why so angry? Don't be a hater, be happy and spread FUD-untu to others.

Tristam Green
December 7th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Yes, I agree. On the other hand, although he says it's a pun, I don't see it. It is just a combonation of two words to make a word that intentionally sounds like one of them... If it was like FUNORA (FedORA UbuNtu) then it could be a pun since it's at least the FUN part is a real word...

FUNORA would sound too close to Oracle, and anyone who has ever had the displeasure of working with Larry Ellison's monstrosity knows, Oracle is anything but FUN.

<3 Fuduntu.

mips
December 7th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Agreed. Open standards are soooo uncool.

You know there's such thing as apt-rpm, right?

I don't care, once bitten twice shy, ever watched Grumpy Old Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumpy_Old_Men_(TV_series))?

RPM hell was enough to turn me off for life!

LowSky
December 7th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Why so angry? Don't be a hater, be happy and spread FUD-untu to others.

The name is horrible. Why even use a combo of Fedora and Ubuntu why not create a whole new name.

How exactly does it fit between Fedora and Ubuntu? Both are heavyweight distros. I don't use Fedora and think of it as light, the same applies to Ubuntu.

What package manager do you use? Why have openoffice when there are lighter options? Why install GIMP and Lighscape, most users have no use for either and they take up a good deal of space. Why install Thunderbird if Evolution is part of Gnome?

You could save space and allow people to use a LiveCD instead of a DVD. Just by making some slim changes.

kaldor
December 7th, 2010, 07:34 PM
The name is horrible. Why even use a combo of Fedora and Ubuntu why not create a whole new name.

How exactly does it fit between Fedora and Ubuntu? Both are heavyweight distros. I don't use Fedora and think of it as light, the same applies to Ubuntu.

What package manager do you use? Why have openoffice when there are lighter options? Why install GIMP and Lighscape, most users have no use for either and they take up a good deal of space. Why install Thunderbird if Evolution is part of Gnome?

You could save space and allow people to use a LiveCD instead of a DVD. Just by making some slim changes.

Maybe it's part of the fact that he wants to make a usable OS?

After losing a paper I typed due to Abiword crashing and refusing to reopen the file, I'll never trust it again. Openoffice is a better choice, and it's kinda good to have something besides a word processor by default.

Lots of people have use for GIMP. In fact, everyone in know who has ever tried Linux/uses Linux has used GIMP on multiple occaisions.

Thunderbird's arguably better than Evolution. Why make a new distro if it's going to use the same stuff as everyone else?

nlsthzn
December 7th, 2010, 08:03 PM
I have been struggling for the past two hours to upload torrents of the latest Fuduntu ISO's to linuxtracker.org... so frustrating... as soon as I get it to work I will post the links here...

fuduntu
December 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM
The name is horrible. Why even use a combo of Fedora and Ubuntu why not create a whole new name.


Build a distro for yourself, and then name it whatever you would like. \\:D/

fuduntu
December 7th, 2010, 08:28 PM
I have been struggling for the past two hours to upload torrents of the latest Fuduntu ISO's to linuxtracker.org... so frustrating... as soon as I get it to work I will post the links here...

Wonderful, don't forget to check the MD5 sums. :KS

nlsthzn
December 7th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Wonderful, don't forget to check the MD5 sums. :KS

Hmmm... good point!

PS - If anybody else knows of any good sites that host Linux torrents please give a shout... like I posted earlier Linuxtracker.org is crashing out (mysql errors) and I am currently trying tuxdistro.com but I first need to get "permission" to upload torrents :/

Frustration!

Shintek
December 7th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Wow, just wow.

I dont see the critics making their own distro?
or should I call you trolls!

Gtfo!

mips
December 7th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Hmmm... good point!

PS - If anybody else knows of any good sites that host Linux torrents please give a shout...

Demonoid, TPB, Torrentleach etc come to mind.

nlsthzn
December 7th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Demonoid, TPB, Torrentleach etc come to mind.

Wanted to add this to a site more specifically geared towards Linux, but thanks!

:) K... got linuxtracker to work (couldn't add screenshots and had to leave most of the description out... sorry)... as soon as it shows on the site I will add the link

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=2d839681f38853cb2f06c6d5bd84bde7bff9df23 (http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=2d839681f38853cb2f06c6d5bd84bde7bff9df23) - Link to 64-bit version... (I am still downloading the 32-bit version, very slow download)...


Regards
Neil

PS - If the link(s) don't work it is possible I made a hash of it as this is the 3rd or 4th torrent I ever uploaded (and the first ones in a few years)... please let me know ;)

unknownPoster
December 7th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Wanted to add this to a site more specifically geared towards Linux, but thanks!

:) K... got linuxtracker to work (couldn't add screenshots and had to leave most of the description out... sorry)... as soon as it shows on the site I will add the link

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=2d839681f38853cb2f06c6d5bd84bde7bff9df23 - Link to 64-bit version... (I am still downloading the 32-bit version, very slow download)...

I tried downloading it so I could help seed it, but there are no other seeders to download from. :(

wojox
December 7th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Build a distro for yourself, and then name it whatever you would like. \\:D/

I'd name it fewt. ;)

jerenept
December 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM
I tried downloading it so I could help seed it, but there are no other seeders to download from. :(

It's a recursive problem..... to seed it, you have to download it, but there are no seeders, so how to download?

Simian Man
December 7th, 2010, 09:56 PM
I tried downloading it so I could help seed it, but there are no other seeders to download from. :(
Same.


It's a recursive problem..... to seed it, you have to download it, but there are no seeders, so how to download?
Ideally the person who uploads it seeds it to get things kicked off.

nlsthzn
December 7th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I can remember I made this mistake the last time too... once uploaded I have to do something to so with PID and it will work... my client is seeding but there seems to be a piece of the puzzle missing :/

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=792c0a73933c4b9bf377c4fb54a9b2b9ffcf1587 (http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=792c0a73933c4b9bf377c4fb54a9b2b9ffcf1587) - 32-bit version... but I face the same issue as the 64-bit version... have to fix this before I can go sleep :/

earthpigg
December 7th, 2010, 10:28 PM
The apparent lack of realization that FUDuntu might make people think of something other than what is intended is worse than the name iPad.

nlsthzn
December 7th, 2010, 10:34 PM
http://linuxtracker.org/download.php?id=2daf13849765bcf7e5e283ac5025dc0767 62d804&f=Fuduntu-14.6-i386-LiveDVD.torrent - 32-bit

Did something different... this should work! (Can't get the 64-bit version to work... will attempt tomorrow... it is late, night all)

Phrea
December 7th, 2010, 11:30 PM
tags: awesomesauce, best linux evar,
That makes me hate it instantly...

jerenept
December 7th, 2010, 11:43 PM
That makes me hate it instantly...

Why?

fuduntu
December 8th, 2010, 12:03 AM
That makes me hate it instantly...

I don't like your geek code, it makes me hate you instantly...



Just kidding, I am not petty like you seem to be. ):P

phrostbyte
December 8th, 2010, 02:20 AM
I for one believe this is an excellent operating system and a wonderful addition to the Linux family of OSes. Definitely not a "garbage salad". I also [re]welcome fewtuntu to the Ubuntu Forums and wish him the best. :)

fuduntu
December 8th, 2010, 03:24 AM
I for one believe this is an excellent operating system and a wonderful addition to the Linux family of OSes. Definitely not a "garbage salad". I also [re]welcome fewtuntu to the Ubuntu Forums and wish him the best. :)


LOL, Hi. I probably won't stay long, just here to spread the FUD untu the world (lol). My distro probably is a garbage salad, I won't argue that.

nlsthzn
December 8th, 2010, 08:05 AM
http://linuxtracker.org/download.php?id=3e438dd54fd794da89d1cbe4e65aeb93d7 66ed89&f=Fuduntu-14.6-64-LiveDVD.torrent - 64-bit

(Had to rename the ISO file to get it to work, very strange)

And for those that missed the 32-bit link : http://linuxtracker.org/download.php?id=2daf13849765bcf7e5e283ac5025dc0767 62d804&f=Fuduntu-14.6-i386-LiveDVD.torrent - 32-bit


Cheers

unknownPoster
December 8th, 2010, 11:51 AM
http://linuxtracker.org/download.php?id=3e438dd54fd794da89d1cbe4e65aeb93d7 66ed89&f=Fuduntu-14.6-64-LiveDVD.torrent - 64-bit

(Had to rename the ISO file to get it to work, very strange)

And for those that missed the 32-bit link : http://linuxtracker.org/download.php?id=2daf13849765bcf7e5e283ac5025dc0767 62d804&f=Fuduntu-14.6-i386-LiveDVD.torrent - 32-bit


Cheers

I'm downloading and seeding it over night. :)

nlsthzn
December 8th, 2010, 11:58 AM
I'm downloading and seeding it over night. :)

:) you are getting my full upload capabilities (100KiB/s)...

ukripper
December 8th, 2010, 02:02 PM
please post your experience if you have tried the distro on netbook or on old machines.

fuduntu
December 8th, 2010, 02:37 PM
please post your experience if you have tried the distro on netbook or on old machines.

There is a thread for that at the Fuduntu Forum until I can build the HCL site - http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5

Posting there too will help out a lot of people that want information about Fuduntu.

fuduntu
December 8th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Thank you for publishing the torrents. I will update the website later today with the links.

fuduntu
December 9th, 2010, 12:00 AM
:) you are getting my full upload capabilities (100KiB/s)...

http://www.fewt.com/2010/12/fuduntu-torrents.html

nlsthzn
December 9th, 2010, 08:31 PM
http://www.fewt.com/2010/12/fuduntu-torrents.html

Thanks man... checked out the site and didn't see anything and was about to come complain to you... (still think you should put it as an option on your site... will continue to seed some more now :))


Neil

fuduntu
December 9th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks man... checked out the site and didn't see anything and was about to come complain to you... (still think you should put it as an option on your site... will continue to seed some more now :))


Neil

NP, I've been seeding too. I would put it up on the site, but I have a cache expiration problem that I still need to resolve, so if I put it there no one would see it, that's why I put it on the blog.

phrostbyte
December 9th, 2010, 08:41 PM
LOL, Hi. I probably won't stay long, just here to spread the FUD untu the world (lol). My distro probably is a garbage salad, I won't argue that.

I will have to respectfully disagree with your idea that Fuduntu is a "garbage salad". With my carefully applied analytics the evidence shows that is not garbage, nor a salad, thus not a salad consisting of garbage.

CallingOfZombies
December 9th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Wow, looks cool. Thats all i can say really...:)

nothingspecial
December 9th, 2010, 09:53 PM
You got a review on my favourite blog

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/three-middleweights/

fuduntu
December 9th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I will have to respectfully disagree with your idea that Fuduntu is a "garbage salad". With my carefully applied analytics the evidence shows that is not garbage, nor a salad, thus not a salad consisting of garbage.

From this moment on, Fuduntu betas will be branded Fuduntu Beta - (Garbage Salad).

LOL! TY for the idea.

fuduntu
December 10th, 2010, 08:39 PM
I would like to announce the immediate release of Fuduntu Linux version 14.7. This version brings minor changes to the OS defaults, and fixes a few bugs. All changes released in the ISOs are available as updates to current Fuduntu users, so if you are already using Fuduntu and have installed the latest updates, no action is required on your part.

Changes / Bug Fixes since 14.6 are listed at ~/Blog (http://www.fewt.com/2010/12/announcing-fuduntu-147.html).
Downloads are available at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/).

nlsthzn
December 10th, 2010, 08:53 PM
I would like to announce the immediate release of Fuduntu Linux version 14.7. This version brings minor changes to the OS defaults, and fixes a few bugs. All changes released in the ISOs are available as updates to current Fuduntu users, so if you are already using Fuduntu and have installed the latest updates, no action is required on your part.

Changes / Bug Fixes since 14.6 are listed at ~/Blog (http://www.fewt.com/2010/12/announcing-fuduntu-147.html).
Downloads are available at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/).

hmmm... let the download begin... I will upload and start seeding torrents ASAP (but will take a few hours as I will be sleeping for a number of them)... links to follow

(edit: However... with the limited amount of leechers/seeders I am not so sure that torrents are any faster than direct downloading :/)

Neil

fuduntu
December 10th, 2010, 08:54 PM
hmmm... let the download begin... I will upload and start seeding torrents ASAP (but will take a few hours as I will be sleeping for a number of them)... links to follow

Neil

You rock, thank you.

nlsthzn
December 10th, 2010, 08:59 PM
You rock, thank you.

Please note my ninja edit in which I ponder the usefulness of this torrent...

fuduntu
December 10th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Please note my ninja edit in which I ponder the usefulness of this torrent...

To be honest, I don't know myself. I seeded all day yesterday and I found that I uploaded 128MB.

nlsthzn
December 10th, 2010, 09:20 PM
To be honest, I don't know myself. I seeded all day yesterday and I found that I uploaded 128MB.

As it stands currently (in my client):

64-bit - Uploaded 970MiB, 1 seeder (me) 0 leechers
32-bit - Uploaded 3.5GiB, 2 seeders, 2 leechers

fuduntu
December 10th, 2010, 09:31 PM
As it stands currently (in my client):

64-bit - Uploaded 970MiB, 1 seeder (me) 0 leechers
32-bit - Uploaded 3.5GiB, 2 seeders, 2 leechers

Hmm that's probably not worth it. I stopped seeding late last night, needed the computer off net for a while.

nlsthzn
December 11th, 2010, 06:35 AM
Hmm that's probably not worth it. I stopped seeding late last night, needed the computer off net for a while.

OK, in that case I will also cease with this action...

asifnaz
December 11th, 2010, 06:42 AM
I am going to give it a try . It is looking good

toupeiro
December 11th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Its nice to see a spinoff distro actually offer more than glitter.. I like the under-hood changes you are doing to differentiate your distribution, kudo's on that. I may have to check this one out.

Don't know that I generally use fedora and rock solid in the same sentence too often though. :) :popcorn:

Lightstar
December 11th, 2010, 08:34 AM
misleading name

fired!

fuduntu
December 11th, 2010, 03:32 PM
OK, in that case I will also cease with this action...

Sounds good. I do appreciate you seeding the 14.6 torrents, thank you again for that.

fuduntu
December 11th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Its nice to see a spinoff distro actually offer more than glitter.. I like the under-hood changes you are doing to differentiate your distribution, kudo's on that. I may have to check this one out.

Don't know that I generally use fedora and rock solid in the same sentence too often though. :) :popcorn:

Thanks, it has been a lot of work and I have a lot more work to do. To be honest, it has also been a lot of fun. Since it's just myself working on it (other than the original Fedora contributors) I have had the opportunity to get my hands deep into every aspect which has taught me a lot about how Fedora is assembled. The Fedora team does an excellent job by the way.

I agree that Fedora was once known for not being stable, but it has become significantly more mature in the last year.

madjr
December 11th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Thanks, it has been a lot of work and I have a lot more work to do. To be honest, it has also been a lot of fun. Since it's just myself working on it (other than the original Fedora contributors) I have had the opportunity to get my hands deep into every aspect which has taught me a lot about how Fedora is assembled. The Fedora team does an excellent job by the way.

I agree that Fedora was once known for not being stable, but it has become significantly more mature in the last year.

thats because their havent been too many exciting changes in the last year for fedora. Things have been a little quieter.

But expect tons of excitement next year !!

tkoco
December 11th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Sounds like you have a nice project going. If I had a laptop I'd give it a spin.

I wonder how it does on a USB stick: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1623663

nlsthzn
December 12th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Ran into this article webupd8 (http://www.webupd8.org/2010/12/fuduntu-continues-to-improve-reaches.html) , but I was directed to it from here lxer... (http://www.lxer.com)so it seems that Fuduntu continues to get exposure...

Firstly well done, clearly something in Fuduntu is working... then secondly, I am seriously reconsidering putting up some torrents again (many people will be put of downloading the ISO's if the best download speed they can get is 50kbps...)

Well, let me know...

fuduntu
December 13th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Ran into this article webupd8 (http://www.webupd8.org/2010/12/fuduntu-continues-to-improve-reaches.html) , but I was directed to it from here lxer... (http://www.lxer.com)so it seems that Fuduntu continues to get exposure...

Firstly well done, clearly something in Fuduntu is working... then secondly, I am seriously reconsidering putting up some torrents again (many people will be put of downloading the ISO's if the best download speed they can get is 50kbps...)

Well, let me know...

Thanks, it has been a lot of hard work building Fuduntu and I think that people are starting to warm up to it. I had a comment requesting torrents, but only one. I'll gladly blog it if you upload them, but I wouldn't put the effort into it unless you really wanted too.

nlsthzn
December 13th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Thanks, it has been a lot of hard work building Fuduntu and I think that people are starting to warm up to it. I had a comment requesting torrents, but only one. I'll gladly blog it if you upload them, but I wouldn't put the effort into it unless you really wanted too.

If my client didn't struggle so to do it I would be more inclined to do it... but struggling for hours for no apparent reason really makes it difficult for me to commit to this...

Also I have no idea when you will bring out a newer version that nullifies any effort put in to date :/

fuduntu
December 13th, 2010, 04:24 PM
If my client didn't struggle so to do it I would be more inclined to do it... but struggling for hours for no apparent reason really makes it difficult for me to commit to this...

Also I have no idea when you will bring out a newer version that nullifies any effort put in to date :/

Fuduntu is now in maintenance mode (since all the major work is complete), that means unless something major comes up I won't be releasing another ISO until next quarter. I'm working on a road map.

nlsthzn
December 13th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Fuduntu is now in maintenance mode (since all the major work is complete), that means unless something major comes up I won't be releasing another ISO until next quarter. I'm working on a road map.

So is it safe to say that 14.7 should be the norm for at least a month or two?

fuduntu
December 13th, 2010, 04:27 PM
So is it safe to say that 14.7 should be the norm for at least a month or two?

Barring any significant issues, yes. My focus now will be building driver packages, creating a road map, building a release notes template, and working on a design spec.

nlsthzn
December 13th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Barring any significant issues, yes. My focus now will be building driver packages, creating a road map, building a release notes template, and working on a design spec.

Ok... I will attempt torrent creation once again... I will even try and run Fuduntu in a virtual environment to check it out for myself... just not sure when I will get around to it all :)

nlsthzn
December 13th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Sheese... starting to download 14.7 for the 5th time... why do I download and start messing with Virtualization at the same time :) (so many reboots and log-outs)... lets try and finish it this time :D

nlsthzn
December 14th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Ok,

Triple post I know...

http://www.sysprobs.com/install-fedora-14-virtualbox-working-guest-additions

I uses the above to try and install the guest-additions in Fuduntu 14.7 and even though it all completed successfully I still don't have any of the functionality... is there anything additional that might be needed to get this to work for Fuduntu?


Regards
Neil

PS - torrents should go up today if I get them to work :/

marily
December 14th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Yeah, maybe Feduntu would be a better choice?

nlsthzn
December 14th, 2010, 08:34 AM
:/ That's it! I need assistance with uploading torrents... tried twice now and no luck... FRUSTRATION is very high right now!!!!!!

Help!

Please... QQ

nlsthzn
December 14th, 2010, 09:35 AM
32-bit
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=692a7a8f4b7132a71012eba90d6e61213726ace6

64-bit
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=8cfc07f67fee72efa39499271a10f36c6913f210

Don't ask :/

MonolithImmortal
December 14th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Switched over to Fuduntu as my main distro the other night. I really like it.

So far I haven't run into any major bugs or anything negative to report.

Keep up the good work.

fuduntu
December 14th, 2010, 02:35 PM
32-bit
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=692a7a8f4b7132a71012eba90d6e61213726ace6

64-bit
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=8cfc07f67fee72efa39499271a10f36c6913f210

Don't ask :/

Thank you, they are linked on the blog.

http://www.fewt.com/2010/12/torrents-for-fuduntu-147-now-available.html

Glenn nl
December 18th, 2010, 02:03 PM
I just tried it and I like it a lot. :D
I might switch from lubuntu to fuduntu.
Here are some of my suggestions for the next release:

-Replace openoffice with libreoffice (not in the fedora repos yet :( )
-replace vinagre with remmina
-remove thunderbird (I guess almost everybody uses a webclient now, people who need a desktop client are probably 2 clicks away from add/remove software)
-Add simple-scan

I hope you consider my suggestions.
I'll follow this project. :D

fuduntu
December 18th, 2010, 05:08 PM
I just tried it and I like it a lot. :D
I might switch from lubuntu to fuduntu.
Here are some of my suggestions for the next release:

-Replace openoffice with libreoffice (not in the fedora repos yet :( )
-replace vinagre with remmina
-remove thunderbird (I guess almost everybody uses a webclient now, people who need a desktop client are probably 2 clicks away from add/remove software)
-Add simple-scan

I hope you consider my suggestions.
I'll follow this project. :D

Hi Glen! I don't see a lot of value in switching from OpenOffice to LibreOffice, so that change probably won't happen in Fuduntu. I agree with your opinion of removing Thunderbird making no email client a default which will happen in the next major release. Simple Scan probably won't become a default, it's not really a commonly used tool on a portable. It's in the repo though!

fuduntu
December 18th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Fuduntu 14.7-2 released this morning brings:

Preload - Preloads commonly used applications into memory
Crebs - Wallpaper slideshow generator for GNOME
Dropbox - Dropbox installer with 2GB of free online storage
Samba Client - For access to Windows computers over the network

A screenshot of a Crebs custom slideshow:

http://i.imgur.com/WdLU1l.png (http://i.imgur.com/WdLU1.png)

More info on ~/blog (http://www.fewt.com).

Fuduntu Website: http://www.fuduntu.org

Glenn nl
December 19th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Hi Glen! I don't see a lot of value in switching from OpenOffice to LibreOffice, so that change probably won't happen in Fuduntu. I agree with your opinion of removing Thunderbird making no email client a default which will happen in the next major release. Simple Scan probably won't become a default, it's not really a commonly used tool on a portable. It's in the repo though!


I think you are right about Simple scan. :P
To further trim Fuduntu I think you could try removing mono.
Gnote is good enough to replace Tomboy I guess.

gnomeuser
December 19th, 2010, 09:42 AM
As a former Fedora developer I chuckle a bit when they call any release of Fedora "rock solid". I remember what our QA requirements for shipping were. As a Banshee developer I have also seen a sharp increase in the number of bugs reported by Fedora users with F14.

It also seems to ship codecs which is problematic to say the least, right now they likely get away with it on account of being a tiny project with no real impact. If that changes I am sure this feature gets the chop.

Aside that I do miss yum after moving to Ubuntu, it is a far better designed cli package management application and it feels much more right in use.

If I was to move to this I'd certainly miss apport and ppas, both of which have made a huge difference in how I work and use my distribution. I don't think it would be worth it as fundamentally Fuduntu doesn't bring anything to the table. The now abandoned nautilus-elementary e.g. is available for Ubuntu as well, and one could setup a kernel repo that carried the patched kernel Fuduntu uses if it proves a significant work for desktop workloads (though perhaps in this case, the right way would be to engage LKML and get these features into Mainline.. though for e.g. the BFS process scheduler that is likely to happen when personal pig aviation replaces the car)

fuduntu
December 19th, 2010, 01:21 PM
As a former Fedora developer I chuckle a bit when they call any release of Fedora "rock solid". I remember what our QA requirements for shipping were. As a Banshee developer I have also seen a sharp increase in the number of bugs reported by Fedora users with F14.

It also seems to ship codecs which is problematic to say the least, right now they likely get away with it on account of being a tiny project with no real impact. If that changes I am sure this feature gets the chop.

Aside that I do miss yum after moving to Ubuntu, it is a far better designed cli package management application and it feels much more right in use.

If I was to move to this I'd certainly miss apport and ppas, both of which have made a huge difference in how I work and use my distribution. I don't think it would be worth it as fundamentally Fuduntu doesn't bring anything to the table. The now abandoned nautilus-elementary e.g. is available for Ubuntu as well, and one could setup a kernel repo that carried the patched kernel Fuduntu uses if it proves a significant work for desktop workloads (though perhaps in this case, the right way would be to engage LKML and get these features into Mainline.. though for e.g. the BFS process scheduler that is likely to happen when personal pig aviation replaces the car)

Fuduntu has a license to distribute the codecs. There won't be any problems with them. You mention that it doesn't bring anything to the table, but I challenge that. My Lenovo runs for 7 hours on battery with Fuduntu, a feat not easily achievable with any other distribution.

Don't knock it until you have tried it, though many improvements aren't visible there are a lot of things done behind the scenes to improve the experience on a portable device.

Spice Weasel
December 19th, 2010, 02:10 PM
It also seems to ship codecs which is problematic to say the least, right now they likely get away with it on account of being a tiny project with no real impact. If that changes I am sure this feature gets the chop.

...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux

Most used distributions on servers and professional workstations in companies... based on Fedora...

keithpeter
December 19th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Hello All

I'm posting this on my thinkpad T60-1952 booted from the live Fuduntu DVD. Looks nice and has reasonable fan control (an issue with this particular laptop).

Only issues so far: how to select a UK keyboard (System | Preferences | Keyboard lets me Add and select UK, but nothing happens, no UK option is added) and wake up from suspend (can't start any applications, general weirdness).

I might install this to hard drive and see what happens...

kevdog
December 19th, 2010, 09:28 PM
How come this distro has no mention on distrowatch?

kaldor
December 19th, 2010, 10:41 PM
How come this distro has no mention on distrowatch?

Distrowatch has a waiting period after registering to screen out projects that die off after a month or so.

gnomeuser
December 19th, 2010, 10:41 PM
...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux

Most used distributions on servers and professional workstations in companies... based on Fedora...

Fedora doesn't ship codecs either. Fuduntu adds this feature on their own (likely by adding the rpmfusion repos by default).

Spice Weasel
December 19th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Fedora doesn't ship codecs either. Fuduntu adds this feature on their own (likely by adding the rpmfusion repos by default).

Forget it, I completely misunderstood what you said.

Codecs don't seem to be a problem except for in a few countries - so it shouldn't matter that much. From what I've seen no action has actually been taken unless the OS has been sold. Freely available distributions that aren't included on hardware seem to be fine. Linux Mint is a fairly big project and has had no trouble for including the codecs.

wojox
December 19th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Out of curiosity Mr. Fewt, why are you pimping this here? I use Fedora 14 as my main OS on my desktop and haven't read anything about this a fedoraforums. I mean there is mention of it but nothing like this. Why not add it to the spins department?

Did you ever get that nvidia driver problem figured out? Calling it easy to use and then making your users download and install their own video driver seems strange.

Do you have a link to your repo's so I can look at them?

mr.farenheit
December 19th, 2010, 11:11 PM
seems cool.

keithpeter
December 19th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Fedora doesn't ship codecs either. Fuduntu adds this feature on their own (likely by adding the rpmfusion repos by default).

A counter example: 'Scientific Linux', a recompile from the RHEL source, does come with mp3 player codecs and flash which are in their own core repository, not rpmforge. See

http://www.scientificlinux.org/

Fuduntu handles the fans really well on this T60 so I hope it continues to be developed!

fuduntu
December 19th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Fedora doesn't ship codecs either. Fuduntu adds this feature on their own (likely by adding the rpmfusion repos by default).

Fuduntu hosts licensed codecs in the fuduntu repo.

fuduntu
December 19th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Out of curiosity Mr. Fewt, why are you pimping this here? I use Fedora 14 as my main OS on my desktop and haven't read anything about this a fedoraforums. I mean there is mention of it but nothing like this. Why not add it to the spins department?

Did you ever get that nvidia driver problem figured out? Calling it easy to use and then making your users download and install their own video driver seems strange.

Do you have a link to your repo's so I can look at them?

This is just where I posted about it. The nvidia issue is worked around until I have a better solution. The repo is http://www.fuduntu.org/fuduntu/14/RPMS, however it is hosted on SourceForge and they don't allow directory indexing.

It cannot be a spin, it contains packages not in the fedora repo.

fuduntu
December 19th, 2010, 11:41 PM
How come this distro has no mention on distrowatch?

It is on the waiting list.

fuduntu
December 20th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Out of curiosity Mr. Fewt, why are you pimping this here? I use Fedora 14 as my main OS on my desktop and haven't read anything about this a fedoraforums. I mean there is mention of it but nothing like this. Why not add it to the spins department?

Did you ever get that nvidia driver problem figured out? Calling it easy to use and then making your users download and install their own video driver seems strange.

Do you have a link to your repo's so I can look at them?

I started a thread at Fedora Forum for Fuduntu, thanks for the idea.

fuduntu
December 22nd, 2010, 01:17 AM
Fuduntu 14.7-3 is now available for Fuduntu users.

This important update brings significant font improvement through the integration of the Infinality freetype enhancement patches.

Font rendering before:
http://i.imgur.com/fz1z5.png

Font rendering after:
http://i.imgur.com/idsgX.png

Additionally, VLC is now a default package in response to the demand shown in the Fuduntu Defaults and Direction survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9ND6SN7).

http://i.imgur.com/gIqF4.png

Screenshot:
http://i.imgur.com/GawTDl.png (http://imgur.com/GawTD)

More about this release at ~/Blog (http://www.fewt.com)
Download Fuduntu today - http://www.fuduntu.org/

Famicube64
December 22nd, 2010, 03:40 PM
Nice work on the latest release, the font rendering looks great.

corrytonapple
December 22nd, 2010, 04:06 PM
The name being Fuduntu was not meant to be Fubuntu, like a different desktop environment of Ubuntu.
Do you guys have plans on making a version for PowerPC? It looks nice, I will try to get it in VMware soon. ;)

fuduntu
December 22nd, 2010, 05:42 PM
The name being Fuduntu was not meant to be Fubuntu, like a different desktop environment of Ubuntu.
Do you guys have plans on making a version for PowerPC? It looks nice, I will try to get it in VMware soon. ;)

I'm afraid there is no PowerPC hardware available to support maintaining a port.

ctrlmd
December 22nd, 2010, 06:19 PM
:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: :confused::confused:

fuduntu
December 22nd, 2010, 08:12 PM
:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: :confused::confused:

????

NightwishFan
December 22nd, 2010, 08:20 PM
????

!!!!!!???

fuduntu
December 22nd, 2010, 09:27 PM
!!!!!!???

LOL - Was just wondering the significance or the cause of the confusion prompting the previous post.

NightwishFan
December 22nd, 2010, 09:54 PM
Only thing I can gather is they do not understand the reasoning for no powerpc port. I agree, if it became practical and desired it might happen, but it is neither. :)

fuduntu
December 23rd, 2010, 05:49 PM
Only thing I can gather is they do not understand the reasoning for no powerpc port. I agree, if it became practical and desired it might happen, but it is neither. :)

Yes, I agree.

leffelur
December 23rd, 2010, 09:43 PM
What's so special about it?

kelstertx
December 23rd, 2010, 10:20 PM
Well, I for one have to congratulate the Fuduntu distro.

I have this older Compaq SR1617CL desktop that has a rather Linux-hostile set of hardware in it (not to mention cr@ppy HP bios with all the headaches associated). I've tried dozens of distros and none could even boot to the desktop on it. It was sitting on a shelf being useless until a distro came along that could run on it.

Today, having just tried Fuduntu on a different box using my i-odd drive, and being impressed with the speed and polish, I decided to try it on that nasty old Compaq. To my surprise, it booted right to the desktop, correct resolution, with sound and network working. Animations ran the right speed too, indicating weird bios clock issues are not causing problems. So I'm installing it to the HDD and I plan to send it to a friend in another state whose Ubuntu computer died on him. Sort of a freebie donation to get him back online without buying new stuff. Fuduntu saved me having to buy a motherboard/cpu/ram and build up the other empty case on the shelf!

I'm keeping Fuduntu on my I-Odd as part of my arsenal. When Debian-based distros can't figure out the hardware, it's a great alternative. I'll probably still use the 'buntu's first, since I know them better and have customizing scripts already written. But I'm definitely putting Fuduntu into the rotation too.

corrytonapple
December 24th, 2010, 10:40 PM
I'm afraid there is no PowerPC hardware available to support maintaining a port.
Thanks for answering. When Comcast sends us a new router, I will have internet on my computer and be able to download it. ;)

Dark_Stang
December 24th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Building on the rock solid Fedora base
Fedora is just Redhat's beta branch...

Beta does not equal Rock Solid.
Beta != Rock Solid
Beta <> Rock Solid
not (Beta = Rock Solid)
not (Beta == Rock Solid)

fuduntu
December 24th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Fedora is just Redhat's beta branch...

Beta does not equal Rock Solid.
Beta != Rock Solid
Beta <> Rock Solid
not (Beta = Rock Solid)
not (Beta == Rock Solid)

This was once true, but it is no longer the case.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Stable_release_updates_vision

Bramkaandorp
December 28th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Out of curiosity:

Any Ubuntu based distro will have the "hard disc clicking sound" issue with an eeepc 1005p (as far as I could gather).

Since this is Fedora based, that issue will be non existent, am I right?

Anyway, I will switch from windows as soon as I have a week of spare time (to get used to it).

Cheers, and good luck with the FUD.

Bram

fuduntu
January 3rd, 2011, 09:52 PM
Out of curiosity:

Any Ubuntu based distro will have the "hard disc clicking sound" issue with an eeepc 1005p (as far as I could gather).

Since this is Fedora based, that issue will be non existent, am I right?

Anyway, I will switch from windows as soon as I have a week of spare time (to get used to it).

Cheers, and good luck with the FUD.

Bram

I can't promise that something like that would or wouldn't be an issue in Fuduntu.

May the FUD be untu you my friend.

corrytonapple
January 4th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Out of curiosity:

Any Ubuntu based distro will have the "hard disc clicking sound" issue with an eeepc 1005p (as far as I could gather).

Since this is Fedora based, that issue will be non existent, am I right?

Anyway, I will switch from windows as soon as I have a week of spare time (to get used to it).

Cheers, and good luck with the FUD.

Bram
Make sure it is not just an Ubuntu problem. That could be a failing Hard disc, but I assume you already know that. ;)

fuduntu
January 4th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Make sure it is not just an Ubuntu problem. That could be a failing Hard disc, but I assume you already know that. ;)

That's a very good point. Some drives are just noisy though, the original drive in my netbook drove me insane with constant clicks. The noise from the scorpio blue that replaced isn't even noticeable.

fuduntu
January 5th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Fuduntu 14.7-7 is released, This update integrates likewise open for MSAD authentication, and improves the titlebar by removing the menu icon.

Fuduntu packages are now split into stable, testing, and source repositories, the testing and source repositories are disabled by default but can be enabled by editing /etc/yum.repos.d/fuduntu.repo.

Screenshots, and more information about this release:

http://www.fewt.com/2011/01/fuduntu-147-7-now-with-likewise-open.html

BrokenKingpin
January 5th, 2011, 06:52 PM
This has to be the worst distro name out there.

fuduntu
January 5th, 2011, 07:27 PM
This has to be the worst distro name out there.

There is nothing wrong with the name Fuduntu.

kabloink
January 5th, 2011, 07:50 PM
This has to be the worst distro name out there.

Worse than Yggdrasil? Sure the name had Norse mythology roots, but to the average person it was more like "What the heck is a Yggdrasil".

fuduntu
January 5th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Worse than Yggdrasil? Sure the name had Norse mythology roots, but to the average person it was more like "What the heck is a Yggdrasil".

Distrowatch lists tons of distributions with worse names than Fuduntu.

Bramkaandorp
January 5th, 2011, 10:17 PM
That's a very good point. Some drives are just noisy though, the original drive in my netbook drove me insane with constant clicks. The noise from the scorpio blue that replaced isn't even noticeable.

The clicking is not from my experience, but an official problem listed on the Netbook Remix page for Ubuntu. I have only tried Easy Peasy once (june 2010), but because of hard Disk Malfunction (even in Windows 7) I had it sent back for repare. I haven't tried any Ubuntu-based distro on my laptop since, because of the bug listed on the Ubuntu page.

Since I haven't heard of this bug in Fedora, I wanted to give it a try.

Anyway, AuroraOS is almost done, and if it doesn't have the "Hard disk click" (on account of having an entirely different kernel), I will also try it.

Right, that's the Ubuntu bit out of the way...


I have problems with the brightness controls in Fuduntu (and all other Linux distros as of yet) on my EEEPC 1005P. I guess this is inherent in the program behind the controls, but it is such a low level issue (for a simple user), that i really puts me off from using it.

I will follow the newsfeed, and wish you good luck with the future. Here's hoping for a time when "FUD" is no longer just a bad word.

Cheers,

Bram

fuduntu
January 6th, 2011, 02:21 AM
The clicking is not from my experience, but an official problem listed on the Netbook Remix page for Ubuntu. I have only tried Easy Peasy once (june 2010), but because of hard Disk Malfunction (even in Windows 7) I had it sent back for repare. I haven't tried any Ubuntu-based distro on my laptop since, because of the bug listed on the Ubuntu page.

Since I haven't heard of this bug in Fedora, I wanted to give it a try.

Anyway, AuroraOS is almost done, and if it doesn't have the "Hard disk click" (on account of having an entirely different kernel), I will also try it.

Right, that's the Ubuntu bit out of the way...


I have problems with the brightness controls in Fuduntu (and all other Linux distros as of yet) on my EEEPC 1005P. I guess this is inherent in the program behind the controls, but it is such a low level issue (for a simple user), that i really puts me off from using it.

I will follow the newsfeed, and wish you good luck with the future. Here's hoping for a time when "FUD" is no longer just a bad word.

Cheers,

Bram

We are a little behind with Aurora, but if you have seen the blog and the screenshots of the installer it's a really good sign of things to come. Aurora will be a fantastic OS.

I pushed kernel 2.6.37 up to the Fuduntu testing repository a little while ago, you should test it with your 1005P to see if your brightness keys start working. To enable it, configure the test repository to enabled=1 in /etc/yum.repos.d/fuduntu.repo. Also, check that you are running the latest BIOS from Asus, some of the older Asus BIOS had some issues with their function key codes.

Yes, hopefully FUD will no longer be the bad word that we made it. :D

JDShu
January 7th, 2011, 09:58 PM
When I saw that your newest version uses the latest kernel I got excited, so I'm trying Fuduntu right now on my eeepc. So far it seems to have much better power management than Ubuntu, but I can't compare it fairly until I get the broadcom wireless to work. Any hints on how to enable brcm80211?

BrokenKingpin
January 7th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Worse than Yggdrasil? Sure the name had Norse mythology roots, but to the average person it was more like "What the heck is a Yggdrasil".
Oh it is worse. Yggdrasil flows off the tongue, Fuduntu just sounds horrible and gives no credibility to the distro with such a horrendous name.

BrokenKingpin
January 7th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Any hints on how to enable brcm80211?
Install Ubuntu/Debian.

fuduntu
January 7th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Oh it is worse. Yggdrasil flows off the tongue, Fuduntu just sounds horrible and gives no credibility to the distro with such a horrendous name.

Ok, you don't like the name. No need to keep complaining about it.

fuduntu
January 7th, 2011, 11:26 PM
When I saw that your newest version uses the latest kernel I got excited, so I'm trying Fuduntu right now on my eeepc. So far it seems to have much better power management than Ubuntu, but I can't compare it fairly until I get the broadcom wireless to work. Any hints on how to enable brcm80211?

You might find a quick fix in the fedora forum.

Bramkaandorp
January 8th, 2011, 01:09 AM
We are a little behind with Aurora, but if you have seen the blog and the screenshots of the installer it's a really good sign of things to come. Aurora will be a fantastic OS.

I pushed kernel 2.6.37 up to the Fuduntu testing repository a little while ago, you should test it with your 1005P to see if your brightness keys start working. To enable it, configure the test repository to enabled=1 in /etc/yum.repos.d/fuduntu.repo. Also, check that you are running the latest BIOS from Asus, some of the older Asus BIOS had some issues with their function key codes.

Yes, hopefully FUD will no longer be the bad word that we made it. :D

Well the controls do work, however, there is no neat linear brightness increase. In fact, full brightness is in there at least twice.

Sadly, Updating the BIOS doesn't sound like a necessary step, since the controls do work in Windows 7 (the native system of the laptop).

Whatever happens, I'll just wait and see.

Cheers

Icehuck
January 8th, 2011, 01:11 AM
When I saw that your newest version uses the latest kernel I got excited, so I'm trying Fuduntu right now on my eeepc. So far it seems to have much better power management than Ubuntu, but I can't compare it fairly until I get the broadcom wireless to work. Any hints on how to enable brcm80211?

Do you really want to use the open source driver or can you work with using broadcom's drivers?

If you don't need to use the complete open source driver, see http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17

JDShu
January 8th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Do you really want to use the open source driver or can you work with using broadcom's drivers?

If you don't need to use the complete open source driver, see http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17

Ah thats too bad, I kinda wanted to try the open source drivers. I guess they are still in staging after all. Thanks for the link though, I 'll try it out!

fuduntu
January 10th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Ah thats too bad, I kinda wanted to try the open source drivers. I guess they are still in staging after all. Thanks for the link though, I 'll try it out!

Did those drivers work for you?

earthpigg
January 12th, 2011, 03:13 AM
I kinda-sorta didn't see anything important to me with Fuduntu until I saw the claim of improved battery life.

How drastic is the difference?

fuduntu
January 12th, 2011, 03:24 AM
I kinda-sorta didn't see anything important to me with Fuduntu until I saw the claim of improved battery life.

How drastic is the difference?

I get 10.25 hours on my eee pc 1000he, and 7 hours on my lenovo t400.

Others report significant improvements on other models.

JDShu
January 12th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Did those drivers work for you?

It turned out to be too much hassle (or I was just too lazy) so I installed ubuntu on it again. I did however, move the /tmp to ram and installed Jupiter, and changed swappiness to 10 which helped increase battery life somewhat.

fuduntu
January 12th, 2011, 02:38 PM
It turned out to be too much hassle (or I was just too lazy) so I installed ubuntu on it again. I did however, move the /tmp to ram and installed Jupiter, and changed swappiness to 10 which helped increase battery life somewhat.

Cool, whatever works best for you.

NightwishFan
January 12th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Yeah, do not get discouraged! Fuduntu looks cool and the name suits it fine. I still have yet to try it as my net is slow, and I like to share bandwidth with others in the household that do games, so I try not to download large files all the time.

I am a heavy Ubuntu/Debian loyalist, though I really like Fedora as well, especially lately, but I prefer apparmor to SELinux. (I actually know the basics of apparmor and can administrate it is why :) ). However, I am sure you could get as big as Mint if you wanted by appealing to crowds from both Ubuntu and Fedora communities.

kaldor
January 12th, 2011, 03:16 PM
I get 10.25 hours on my eee pc 1000he, and 7 hours on my lenovo t400.

Others report significant improvements on other models.

I get ~1 hour on my HP dv27xx notebook and that's with the backlight turned to lowest. If I can figure out why Fedora 14 (and any other distro with kernel 2.6.35 or greater) hate my Wireless card, I should give this a shot.

Is it easy to install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers in Fuduntu? I don't want to go through a longish howto and then discover NVIDIA-related issues like what happened to me on F13.

fuduntu
January 12th, 2011, 03:50 PM
I get ~1 hour on my HP dv27xx notebook and that's with the backlight turned to lowest. If I can figure out why Fedora 14 (and any other distro with kernel 2.6.35 or greater) hate my Wireless card, I should give this a shot.

Is it easy to install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers in Fuduntu? I don't want to go through a longish howto and then discover NVIDIA-related issues like what happened to me on F13.

http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14

fuduntu
January 12th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Yeah, do not get discouraged! Fuduntu looks cool and the name suits it fine. I still have yet to try it as my net is slow, and I like to share bandwidth with others in the household that do games, so I try not to download large files all the time.

I am a heavy Ubuntu/Debian loyalist, though I really like Fedora as well, especially lately, but I prefer apparmor to SELinux. (I actually know the basics of apparmor and can administrate it is why :) ). However, I am sure you could get as big as Mint if you wanted by appealing to crowds from both Ubuntu and Fedora communities.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. :D

I dunno if Fuduntu will ever get as big as Mint, but it would be really cool if it did!

kaldor
January 12th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence. :D

I dunno if Fuduntu will ever get as big as Mint, but it would be really cool if it did!

The Fuduntu project seems to do to Fedora what Mint does to Ubuntu. That's a good thing ;)

Keep it up. It's great to finally see a NON-Ubuntu remix finally doing well. Fusion looked cool, but they don't do anything.

Edit: I just gave it a fair run on my laptop from the LiveCD instead of Virtualbox (I haven't looked at Fuduntu since you made that thread on the other forum ;) )

I like the refinements and new theme. Too bad my wireless isn't working. It seems very responsive and there's no delay when moving the windows even on LiveCD. Is this due to the 2.6.37 kernel? If so.. awesome.

kaldor
January 14th, 2011, 03:39 PM
*bump*

I finally figured out my wireless problem; it also fixed some other issues I had across all distros.

Gave Fuduntu a good spin on the livecd (used it for 20 minutes or so doing everyday tasks) and I have very little to complain about. The fonts look a bit awkward on my laptop (1280 x 800) but that's nothing major.

I found a few bugs that weren't present in Fedora 14, though. I can't seem to change any settings. I first tried to change fonts, but they wouldn't change. I then tried to enable edge-scrolling on my touchpad (System > Preferences > Mouse) and that didn't work. I tried to change the theme, but nothing happened. Is this a common issue? I couldn't even change the wallpaper :(

Apart from what I just stated, I think it's a great distro. Finally a viable non-Ubuntu respin :)

fuduntu
January 14th, 2011, 03:51 PM
*bump*

I finally figured out my wireless problem; it also fixed some other issues I had across all distros.

Gave Fuduntu a good spin on the livecd (used it for 20 minutes or so doing everyday tasks) and I have very little to complain about. The fonts look a bit awkward on my laptop (1280 x 800) but that's nothing major.

I found a few bugs that weren't present in Fedora 14, though. I can't seem to change any settings. I first tried to change fonts, but they wouldn't change. I then tried to enable edge-scrolling on my touchpad (System > Preferences > Mouse) and that didn't work. I tried to change the theme, but nothing happened. Is this a common issue? I couldn't even change the wallpaper :(

Apart from what I just stated, I think it's a great distro. Finally a viable non-Ubuntu respin :)

That is most likely due to the read only filesystem. I would expect you would have different results after installing the distribution.

Glad that you enjoyed trying it out!

kaldor
January 14th, 2011, 05:57 PM
If I am confident enough to go through installing the NVIDIA drivers on Fuduntu (*shudder F12) I might use it on my laptop for a bit. It seems a perfect fit for my laptop.

I believe I read that the Fedora Project has a new method of releasing updates (quality over features in an installed version) and that makes me happy about it overall. A Fedora 12 update managed to ruin my installation... thankfully I had recently backed up my home folder before that.

Updates should be smoother on F14 than before, I assume?

fuduntu
January 14th, 2011, 08:49 PM
If I am confident enough to go through installing the NVIDIA drivers on Fuduntu (*shudder F12) I might use it on my laptop for a bit. It seems a perfect fit for my laptop.

I believe I read that the Fedora Project has a new method of releasing updates (quality over features in an installed version) and that makes me happy about it overall. A Fedora 12 update managed to ruin my installation... thankfully I had recently backed up my home folder before that.

Updates should be smoother on F14 than before, I assume?

The NVidia how-to in the Fuduntu forum works pretty well. The Fedora updates have been pretty solid for me since 12, they have been pretty smooth. The only update that's been problematic has been firefox, and it has just been an annoyance since they overwrite the default browser profile without checking first to see if it's been changed with each update.

fuduntu
January 16th, 2011, 05:08 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that Fuduntu 14.8-2 is now available for existing Fuduntu users. It will automatically install when you update today.

New in this release - Ailurus, an advanced Ubuntu tweak like utility, Nautilus Actions Configuration tool, and the return of Tomboy.

More at ~/Blog - http://www.fewt.com/2011/01/fuduntu-148-2-update.html

64bit torrent (http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=34409f3457a836bcf2fe786a31371f19dabfb591)

32bit torrent (http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=c3d77c1525477ff3de066f3bd5ca681e84af7cce)

fuduntu
February 23rd, 2011, 07:39 PM
WOW, so many changes since my last post here.

To catch you all up, several new team members have joined (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=8) Fuduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org), and we have released 14.8-4.

AWN is now a preference, available to users as an option the next time they log in after updating.

Obligatory screenshot of Fuduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org) with AWN:

http://i.imgur.com/FvTFLl.png (http://i.imgur.com/FvTFL.png)

Note: The wallpaper depicted is Modern Tartan MonoChroma which has been licensed to Fuduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org), and is hosted in the fuduntu-backgrounds package now available for installation from the repository.

Many many bugs have been fixed (http://www.fewt.com/2011/02/fuduntu-weekly-update.html), several packages have been added including Chromium (http://www.fewt.com/2011/02/chromium-web-browser-now-available.html), Adobe Flash 10.2, and ICE (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=692#p692) which I ported over from Peppermint!

Lots of great stuff happening these days, give Fuduntu (http://www.fuduntu.org) a try. It is available from SourceForge, or torrent.

More info including download links here (http://www.fewt.com/2011/02/fuduntu-weekly-update.html).

uRock
February 23rd, 2011, 07:45 PM
^^^Nice!

fuduntu
February 23rd, 2011, 09:42 PM
^^^Nice!

Thanks! :guitar:

blah...
February 23rd, 2011, 11:07 PM
Tried it out and installed it, and I'm enjoying it very much. :) Good work!

handy
February 24th, 2011, 03:11 AM
I'm currently downloading the 64bit torrent from here:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=3a6672b148074d4343ef7b1fadf74832ad331343

As I write this there is only 1 seeder, but I'm not in a hurry. If anyone else wants to hop on this torrent we can help each other out some.

fuduntu
February 24th, 2011, 03:34 PM
I'm currently downloading the 64bit torrent from here:

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=3a6672b148074d4343ef7b1fadf74832ad331343

As I write this there is only 1 seeder, but I'm not in a hurry. If anyone else wants to hop on this torrent we can help each other out some.

The primary seeder is on a 30/30 connection so it should still be a pretty fast download, but more seeds would definitely be very helpful. :D

NightwishFan
February 24th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Congrats, seems like project is going well. I am happy to recommend it, and had two times just yesterday I had valid reason to do so. :)

handy
February 24th, 2011, 04:55 PM
The primary seeder is on a 30/30 connection so it should still be a pretty fast download, but more seeds would definitely be very helpful. :D

I wasn't in a hurry.

It is downloaded now; I haven't looked at it yet, & I won't tonight (this morning) as I really should go to bed. :)

[edit:] I too have recommended it a couple of times. I'm basing my recommendations on the positive feedback that I've read.

fuduntu
March 4th, 2011, 03:00 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that the Fuduntu 14.9 Release Candidate is now available for download. We need testers to help validate 14.9 before flagging it stable.

The Linux kernel has been updated to the latest stable release of the 2.6.37 branch, 2.6.37-2. In addition, AWN is now the default bottom panel. A bottom panel chooser preference has been added allowing users to easily switch between a GNOME bottom panel, and AWN. Many other exciting new changes too including new backgrounds, compiz auto-enable, and much more!

Obligatory screenshots:

Non Compiz enabled desktop:
http://ompldr.org/tN25lNQ (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNQ) http://ompldr.org/tN25lNg (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNg) http://ompldr.org/tN25lNw (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNw) http://ompldr.org/tN25lOA (http://ompldr.org/vN25lOA) http://ompldr.org/tN25lOQ (http://ompldr.org/vN25lOQ)

Compiz enabled desktop:
http://ompldr.org/tN254dw (http://ompldr.org/vN254dw) http://ompldr.org/tN254eA (http://ompldr.org/vN254eA) http://ompldr.org/tN254eg (http://ompldr.org/vN254eg)

If you would like to help test, click over to the announcement for download links (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=251).

fuduntu
March 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that the Fuduntu 14.9 Release Candidate is now available for download. We need testers to help validate 14.9 before flagging it stable.

The Linux kernel has been updated to the latest stable release of the 2.6.37 branch, 2.6.37-2. In addition, AWN is now the default bottom panel. A bottom panel chooser preference has been added allowing users to easily switch between a GNOME bottom panel, and AWN. Many other exciting new changes too including new backgrounds, compiz auto-enable, and much more!

Obligatory screenshots:

Non Compiz enabled desktop:
http://ompldr.org/tN25lNQ (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNQ) http://ompldr.org/tN25lNg (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNg) http://ompldr.org/tN25lNw (http://ompldr.org/vN25lNw) http://ompldr.org/tN25lOA (http://ompldr.org/vN25lOA)

Compiz enabled desktop:
http://ompldr.org/tN254dw (http://ompldr.org/vN254dw) http://ompldr.org/tN254eA (http://ompldr.org/vN254eA) http://ompldr.org/tN254eg (http://ompldr.org/vN254eg)

If you would like to help test, click over to the announcement for download links (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=251).

Fuduntu 14.9 has been released! :D

http://www.fewt.com/2011/03/fuduntu-149-stable-released.html

fuduntu
April 17th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Yesterday Fuduntu initiated a donation drive in hopes to collect enough money to set up a package build farm and within 24 hours we have collected $190 of the $300 needed for this effort! To those of you at Ubuntu Forum that use Fuduntu, we thank you. Just $110 left to go and we will have systems dedicated to packaging and maintaining software used to build Fuduntu!

For more information about our donation drive, click over to Fuduntu Forum [ LINK (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=518) ].

Note: We met our goal, and our new build farm has been brought online. Thanks to all that donated to Fuduntu!

fuduntu
May 10th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Fuduntu has made it to Distrowatch! If you have a moment, why not give us a click to show your support.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=fuduntu

fuduntu
May 23rd, 2011, 05:40 PM
The Fuduntu 14.10 Release Candidate is ready for testing. This release brings many changes and improvements to the Fuduntu Linux distribution over previous Fuduntu releases.

Included in this release:
Linux kernel 2.6.39
Adobe Flash 10.3
EXT4 is now the default filesystem
Support for nVidia (akmod-nvidia), and ATI (akmod-catalyst) proprietary drivers
A tool to simplify customizing your installation (System - Preferences - Customize your Installation)
A Theme Refresh
New tweaks to improve Flash playback
Bug fixes
Patch Rollup

Default Applications (for new installations only):
Chromium 11
Google Mail
Empathy
Google Docs
Banshee
VLC

No longer default, but available via AlterEgo:
Likewise Open
Firefox
Thunderbird

With this change, the Fuduntu team has trimmed the installation ISO to under 1GB so it again fits on a 1GB USB stick.

Obligatory Screenshots:
Fuduntu 14.10 Default:
http://ompldr.org/tOHJldw (http://ompldr.org/vOHJldw)

System Resource Usage:
http://ompldr.org/tOHJleQ (http://ompldr.org/vOHJleQ)

AlterEgo - The new Fuduntu Customization Tool
http://ompldr.org/tOHJldQ (http://ompldr.org/vOHJldQ)

This Release Candidate has passed the Fuduntu test plan (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=106&p=315#p315)* and is ready for testing by a wider audience. Any updates to the media following this release will also be available to those that installed from the Release Candidate media.

Existing Fuduntu users will gain all of the benefits of 14.10 with the exception of EXT4. AlterEgo will be available in the Stable repository for installation (fuduntu-alterego).

Note: The Release Candidate is functionally identical to what we hope to release as Stable. With that, there are still packages that may be needed that have not yet been flagged stable including kernel-devel and kernel-headers as it would impact existing users to move them early. To install these packages, enable the testing repository in /etc/yum.repos.d/fuduntu.repo.

* An issue has been identified with sound and Flash on 64bit Fuduntu, the fix is to yum -y install alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686, and then run /usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup install as root. This has been fixed in a new 64bit RC ISO, now available below.

Download: Fuduntu 14.10 RC - [ 32bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/Fuduntu-14.10RC-i386-LiveDVD.iso/download) ] [ 64bit (https://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/Fuduntu-14.10RC2-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso/download) ]
MD5 sums 32bit:084e48903b6e8ce68e831582d3f21009 64bit:6e5b4f26eef10ac88a010ecdd6327403

kaldor
May 23rd, 2011, 05:45 PM
Nice. Keep it up; really great to see a quality Fedora-based distro. Though, I still think the non-serious name will hold it back a little from people outside of the niche.

Edit: Call me a nitpick, but I think the lighting/gradient in the titlebars (from the screenshots) are a bit dramatic and not subtle enough. :)

fuduntu
May 23rd, 2011, 06:44 PM
Nice. Keep it up; really great to see a quality Fedora-based distro. Though, I still think the non-serious name will hold it back a little from people outside of the niche.

Edit: Call me a nitpick, but I think the lighting/gradient in the titlebars (from the screenshots) are a bit dramatic and not subtle enough. :)

I don't know, you may be right but on the other hand it's attracting a lot of users because they think the name is fun.

One comment I read recently: What fu-duntu it?

hah!

el_koraco
May 23rd, 2011, 07:07 PM
The name rocks.

fuduntu
May 23rd, 2011, 08:50 PM
Note to mods (if you are reading) .. this thread would probably be better kept in the other OS forum. :)

timZZ
May 23rd, 2011, 11:04 PM
What made you want to branch off another distribution?

Ubuntu sits very well with the average consumer ... Where Fedora is cutting edge and I enjoy both.

What is your market?

fuduntu
May 23rd, 2011, 11:37 PM
What made you want to branch off another distribution?

Ubuntu sits very well with the average consumer ... Where Fedora is cutting edge and I enjoy both.

What is your market?

I left Ubuntu a few years ago but I didn't intend to create a distribution, it just happened.

I put a lot of time into Aurora, but it's pretty far behind (which is no-one's fault, the team just got busy). I was using Fedora at work after switching from Ubuntu, and decided to make a live USB with my configuration.

An upload to SourceForge, and a couple of comments on my blog later, and here we are. :)

The target market is portable computers, but it's a really good fit for desktops too.

handy
May 24th, 2011, 12:18 AM
It is nice to see that Fuduntu has made it to DistroWatch.com.

Congratulation's fewt, you & your team's hard work & enthusiasm just keeps on shining through, with a sense of humour to boot! =D>

fuduntu
May 24th, 2011, 01:26 AM
It is nice to see that Fuduntu has made it to DistroWatch.com.

Congratulation's fewt, you & your team's hard work & enthusiasm just keeps on shining through, with a sense of humour to boot! =D>

Thank you! :)

sffvba[e0rt
May 24th, 2011, 06:27 AM
Glad to see Fuduntu growing from strength to strength...


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shuttleworthwannabe
May 24th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Any luck with getting F15 edition to fuduntu? I really like the Gnome 3 desktop. Great work though--I have installed on my Dell Vostro 3700 and all works well--the nvidia and broadcom drivers I fetched from the repo's--just point and click and all works (had to reboot though to take effect). Thanks.

S

fuduntu
May 24th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Any luck with getting F15 edition to fuduntu? I really like the Gnome 3 desktop. Great work though--I have installed on my Dell Vostro 3700 and all works well--the nvidia and broadcom drivers I fetched from the repo's--just point and click and all works (had to reboot though to take effect). Thanks.

S

Fuduntu 15 is on hold, and we are continuing to develop Fuduntu 14. I tested Fedora 15 as a base for a new version of Fuduntu, but didn't think it was ready yet. We are going to stick with our current base, and continue to improve what we have rather than jumping head first into a new distribution so quickly.

We can't really offer a mature distribution if we make our users upgrade every 6 months. ;)

That said though, we'll have to take some action to move off of GNOME 2.x sooner or later, but we still have some time left in the Fedora 14 lifecycle so for now we can focus on more important things. :)

unknownPoster
May 24th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Any luck with getting F15 edition to fuduntu? I really like the Gnome 3 desktop. Great work though--I have installed on my Dell Vostro 3700 and all works well--the nvidia and broadcom drivers I fetched from the repo's--just point and click and all works (had to reboot though to take effect). Thanks.

S

We don't feel that Gnome 3 is appropriate for our needs at this point in time.

The team ultimately decided to continue to improve Fuduntu 14 rather than changing bases to Fedora 15. Our ultimate goal is to no longer depend upon Fedora and this is just the first step in achieving that goal.

(FYI, I'm Jeremiah at Fuduntu Forums if anyone questions the validity of this post.)

EDIT: Too late. :P

shuttleworthwannabe
May 24th, 2011, 10:06 PM
As you long as the distro (fuduntu) is snappy and responsive I will continue to promote it and use it; Ubuntu has really gotten too heavy for my liking (almost Windows like).

again, well done and thanks for offering us users such a choice.

SWB

fuduntu
June 18th, 2011, 02:51 PM
The Fuduntu team is pleased to announce the general availability of Fuduntu 14.10. This release continues our tradition of small incremental improvements bringing new versions of several important packages, and bug fixes to the Fuduntu Linux distribution.

Included in this release:

Linux kernel 2.6.39.1
Adobe Flash 10.3
Chromium 12
Shotwell 0.10.1
EXT4 is now our default filesystem during installation
Support for nVidia (akmod-nvidia), and ATI** (akmod-catalyst) proprietary drivers
A tool to help simplify customizing your installation
A Theme refresh, correcting several bugs and streamlining the look and feel.
New background choices
New tweaks to improve Flash playback
Bug fixes
As always, the quarterly patch rollup

Default Applications (for new installations only):

Chromium 12
Google Mail
Empathy
Google Docs
Banshee
VLC

With this release, the Fuduntu team has trimmed the installation media to under 1GB. Fuduntu once again fits on a 1GB USB stick.

Obligatory Screenshot:
Fuduntu 14.10 Default:
http://ompldr.org/tOTQ5bg (http://ompldr.org/vOTQ5bg)

New Background(s):
http://ompldr.org/tOTQ5cA (http://ompldr.org/vOTQ5cA)

http://ompldr.org/tOTQ5bw (http://ompldr.org/vOTQ5bw)

Existing Fuduntu users gain all of the benefits of 14.10 with the exception of EXT4 through their normal updates. AlterEgo is available in the Stable repository for installation by existing users (beesu yum install fuduntu-alterego).

Fuduntu Website - Fuduntu.org (http://www.fuduntu.org)
Fuduntu Community - Fuduntu Forum (http://www.fuduntu.org/forum)
Distrowatch - Fuduntu (http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=fuduntu)

Download: 14.10 - 32Bit: [ Primary (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/Fuduntu-14.10-i386-LiveDVD.iso/download), Alternate (http://sw.fewt.com/ISO/Fuduntu-14.10-i386-LiveDVD.iso) ] 64Bit: [ Primary (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu/files/Fuduntu-14.10-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso/download), Alternate (http://sw.fewt.com/ISO/Fuduntu-14.10-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso) ]

MD5 sums 32bit:2b3df7457881dd428665f93db200aa2f 64bit:9b7c5cb183ddd5b847c57151304e3752

** ATI graphics support is available in the Fuduntu repository, however due to a lack of testers with sufficient ATI hardware it is not well tested. YMMV. If you have issues with ATI support, please consider joining Fuduntu Forum to help test for future releases.

silex89
June 20th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Gonna download tonight, Vmachine, might make primary OS.

Add Torrents please.


Same here! :D, try out before review! :)


Best Luck :)

shuttleworthwannabe
June 20th, 2011, 05:47 AM
Hi Fuduntu, downloaded the ISO and installed the x64 bit on my Dell Vostro 3700 (nvidia gfroce gt 330m).
I tried installing broadcom from the repo's and it does this flawlessly--have to reboot for it to take.
But as for the nvidia drivers, the ones (akmod-nvidia) listed in the repo's do not take--the system just froze while Iwas installing; and then had to hard reboot. Would not go beyond the boot throbber. Any suggestions?
BTW, the LiveDVD runs well, and congrats for making this version. It is so snappy.

Regards
swb

wiiija
June 20th, 2011, 10:51 AM
This seems rather nice, just tried out the livecd, very smooth distro indeed, nice one!

Only thing that I'm gutted about is wireless doesn't work out of the box (realtek 8191) just like fedora 15, not sure how much of a faff it is to get working so I'll leave it for when I have more time :)

fuduntu
June 20th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Hi Fuduntu, downloaded the ISO and installed the x64 bit on my Dell Vostro 3700 (nvidia gfroce gt 330m).
I tried installing broadcom from the repo's and it does this flawlessly--have to reboot for it to take.
But as for the nvidia drivers, the ones (akmod-nvidia) listed in the repo's do not take--the system just froze while Iwas installing; and then had to hard reboot. Would not go beyond the boot throbber. Any suggestions?
BTW, the LiveDVD runs well, and congrats for making this version. It is so snappy.

Regards
swb

WOW, that's weird. We don't have a lot of testers to help test the NVidia and ATI chipset drivers. About the best we can do is test it on one of my desktops where it seems to work fine. It shouldn't hang during installation though, sometimes it takes a few minutes to compile the kernel module.

I'll check and see if there are newer versions.

shuttleworthwannabe
June 20th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Ok new problem---I reinstalled. Now I can't even install broadcom wl drivers.

# yum install kmod-wl
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-wl.x86_64 0:5.100.82.38-8 set to be installed
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-wl-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64 >= 5.100.82.38-8 for package: kmod-wl-5.100.82.38-8.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-wl-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64.x86_64 0:5.100.82.38-8 set to be installed
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64 for package: kmod-wl-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64-5.100.82.38-8.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: wl-kmod-common >= 5.100.82.38 for package: kmod-wl-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64-5.100.82.38-8.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package broadcom-wl.noarch 0:5.100.82.38-8 set to be installed
---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.39-1.fc14 set to be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ==============================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ==============================
Installing:
kmod-wl x86_64 5.100.82.38-8 fuduntu 8.5 k
Installing for dependencies:
broadcom-wl noarch 5.100.82.38-8 fuduntu 14 k
kernel x86_64 2.6.39-1.fc14 fuduntu 23 M
kmod-wl-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64 x86_64 5.100.82.38-8 fuduntu 687 k

Transaction Summary
================================================== ==============================
Install 4 Package(s)

Total size: 24 M
Installed size: 112 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:
package kernel-2.6.39.1-1.fc14.x86_64 (which is newer than kernel-2.6.39-1.fc14.x86_64) is already installed

Error Summary
-------------


Same error for kmod-nvidia

Any help?

fuduntu
June 20th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Ok new problem---I reinstalled. Now I can't even install broadcom wl drivers.


Same error for kmod-nvidia

Any help?


yum install akmod-wl akmod-nvidia

shuttleworthwannabe
June 20th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Yup, it is downloading now. Will give you some feedback.

Also, I noticed there is no OpenOffice/LibreOffice; anyway to install this through Terminal?

Spice Weasel
June 20th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Yup, it is downloading now. Will give you some feedback.

Also, I noticed there is no OpenOffice/LibreOffice; anyway to install this through Terminal?

su -c "yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity""

shuttleworthwannabe
June 20th, 2011, 05:13 PM
yum install akmod-wl and -nvidia worked perfectly. On reboot, the boot splash was different, but eventually loaded the desktop. On login, the screen dpi was set to 107 instead of 96. so fonts were larger than usual.

Wireless is working fine now.

Thanks
Will give Fuduntu 14.10 a whirl now and see if it sticks with me. I like so far!

Swb

shuttleworthwannabe
June 21st, 2011, 05:45 PM
Firefox 5 just released--any way of installing this in Fuduntu 14.10? I have 3.6.17 from repo right now.
So far all is good in Fuduntu--love it.

ubume2
July 9th, 2011, 03:03 PM
I'm impressed with 14.10. It installs flawlessly (unlike Fedora, which Fuduntu replaced on my Desktop).

It looks a lot like Ubuntu.

I had a problem with software update after the initial boot. I used the terminal to update packages. After that software update worked fine.

It's refreshing to see a distro that just works out of the box. No crashes or freezes. Are you listening, Fedora?

For Gnome Legacy, consider Fuduntu 14.10.

I still think Ubuntu puts out a superior product, in all its variations.
Edit:
I think Lubuntu is faster. Fuduntu is about as fast as Lucid Lynx. Still working great!

Rodney9
July 11th, 2011, 12:50 AM
This seems rather nice, just tried out the livecd, very smooth distro indeed, nice one!

Only thing that I'm gutted about is wireless doesn't work out of the box (realtek 8191) just like fedora 15, not sure how much of a faff it is to get working so I'll leave it for when I have more time :)

I like the look of it, but I'm wondering if you can use realtek RTL8191SE wireless as you can in Ubuntu ?

wiiija
July 11th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Not out of the box it seems, I'm very happy with Mint LXDE 11 RC at the moment so not had a chance to figure out how to get it working. Would be nice if the drivers were included in the next Fuduntu release, Ubuntu and its derivatives seem to be the only ones who can get this right!

fuduntu
July 11th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Not out of the box it seems, I'm very happy with Mint LXDE 11 RC at the moment so not had a chance to figure out how to get it working. Would be nice if the drivers were included in the next Fuduntu release, Ubuntu and its derivatives seem to be the only ones who can get this right!

The only way for this to be possible would be for people with this hardware to help get the hardware working with Fuduntu, and then help us package and test it between releases.

Otherwise, we are not really well positioned to support it as we can't test it.

wiiija
July 11th, 2011, 01:24 PM
I'm more than willing to help as the distro is rather nice. I will reinstall again this week and see about getting the wireless working, I doubt it will be incredibly difficult, I have the linux drivers here so I will try a simple make and install.

fuduntu
July 11th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I'm more than willing to help as the distro is rather nice. I will reinstall again this week and see about getting the wireless working, I doubt it will be incredibly difficult, I have the linux drivers here so I will try a simple make and install.

Sounds great! If it's as easy as make and make install then I can build a kmod package that will build them for you once you get it tested. I'd recommend starting a thread at Fuduntu Forum when you are ready to work on it more. :D

daengmappuji
July 11th, 2011, 03:26 PM
At first i think it is Ubuntu based OS, but it is Ubuntu and Fedora Based OS.
It name look strange. Haha :D

And, did here know how about packages in this distro. Debian?

fuduntu
November 7th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Happy Anniversary Fuduntu! Today we are officially forked, and are now an independent distribution.

Fedora: Thanks for building a solid foundation! :D

Fuduntu 14.12 - is now available. :D

http://www.fewt.com/2011/11/fuduntu-1412-release-happy-anniversary.html

c-m
April 17th, 2012, 03:31 PM
is the project still running?

Got a usb with it on and tested on my dell mini9. It runs great so far, but i don't want to commit unless there is some support/continuity.

Saw it's got vlc 2.0 so that's nice.

I'm currently running LXDE mint 12, but getting annoyed with the power management in it, or lack there of and the fact that my function keys don't work in it.

fuduntu
April 17th, 2012, 06:50 PM
is the project still running?

Got a usb with it on and tested on my dell mini9. It runs great so far, but i don't want to commit unless there is some support/continuity.

Saw it's got vlc 2.0 so that's nice.

I'm currently running LXDE mint 12, but getting annoyed with the power management in it, or lack there of and the fact that my function keys don't work in it.

Yes, it is a very active project. Most of the activity occurs in #fuduntu on freenode, or at Fuduntu Forum.

c-m
April 17th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Just registered on the forum, and introduced myself.

Need a bit of support with installation. ;-)

Herpythebrony
April 17th, 2012, 09:40 PM
I promised myself to quit distro hopping for awhile, yet you guys keep pulling me back in.:lolflag:

Ryupower
January 11th, 2013, 04:07 AM
Just downloaded and tested today.
I am really, really pleased so far.

So light, airy, and has everything I need to get running with the distro. It caught my Video drivers out of the box along with everything important on the live DVD, and somehow it manages to run the window manager that it does despite the times, even with new software. There were some rough edges in installation because GRUB kept on claiming that it can't read the file system. After the third try it worked fine (needed a boot partition for some reason).

It also looks pretty. :D

I like that it's very Ubuntu-like in User friendliness, yet is a Fedora derivative. Not another Debian/Ubuntu friendly, but actually a friendly Fedora that works like Ubuntu on many levels.
Makes the world all the more colorful!

I think it's pretty cool, already like it more than Fedora it's based off. :)

I can see lots work put in it so far.

Logically it should be called 'Feduntu'. 'Fuduntu' is more fun to say and seemed more interesting.


Congrats!

-R

cottfcfan
January 11th, 2013, 11:43 AM
Tried it yesterday, seems good other than, for some reason it wont connect to my wireless network. It sees my network, but when I try to connect after entering my wpa password, the icon just spins indefinetly, without connecting.
Uses the module rt2800pci, and has me baffled.