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Thinking About Fuduntu

Postby KBD47 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Thinking About Fuduntu

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:15 pm

I just tried it about a week ago. Sorry to say I wasn't real impressed.
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Re: Thinking About Fuduntu

Postby KBD47 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:49 pm

The two things that impressed me most were that for a Red Hat based version it was ready to go without a lot of tweaking, and it really feels good on a netbook. I should also add that it uses Fedora's nice installer. But if you are used to Debian based distros nothing feels quite as good or as easy to use. I also would add that the Avant Window Navigator is quite nice.
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Re: Thinking About Fuduntu

Postby claudecat on Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:15 pm

I quite like Fuduntu as a netbook distro, though it's not as light on RAM usage as it could be - I have an Arch KDE install on the same netbook that uses 50-80MB less. I like the default app selection for this purpose (aside from Chromium - I prefer Firefox) and love the jupiter app (also available for 'buntu through ppa), which really does seem to increase battery life. Also, fewt is pretty responsive as to app requests - mc wasn't in the repos until I asked for it; took maybe 8 hours.
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Re: Thinking About Fuduntu

Postby KBD47 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:03 pm

claudecat wrote:I quite like Fuduntu as a netbook distro, though it's not as light on RAM usage as it could be - I have an Arch KDE install on the same netbook that uses 50-80MB less. I like the default app selection for this purpose (aside from Chromium - I prefer Firefox) and love the jupiter app (also available for 'buntu through ppa), which really does seem to increase battery life. Also, fewt is pretty responsive as to app requests - mc wasn't in the repos until I asked for it; took maybe 8 hours.


Yes, Fewt/Andrew seems pretty hands-on with his distribution, and I think that makes a big difference. I read something on Wikipedia about Fuduntu being configured to run some things in RAM that other distros don't, and I'm guessing that's why the screen dims weirdly on occasion and it can run slower. Jupiter app is excellent :-)
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