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Old 01-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Fuduntu compared to Fedora 16?


Hi, how does Fedora 16 and Fuduntu compare? I want to run Linux on my laptop. A 10 inch ASUS Eee PC 2010 model.

I am interested in security, connectivity, Compiz Fusion, software and ease of downloading and use of GUI.

I would like to connect and external wireless modem.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Fedora is one of the top 5 Linux distros in the world, it is backed by a large company, has a huge base of support, and lots of documentation. It is considered an unstable "bleeding edge" distro (new releases every 6 months and only 13 months support) and is the test-bed for the ultra-conservative Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Fuduntu is a relatively new project with a much smaller user base. It is a "fork" of Fedora 14 so it is missing out on new features introduced in Fedora 15 and 16 (and soon 17, 18, 19, etc) most importantly Gnome 3 (their target market seems to be Gnome 2 hold-outs). Fuduntu is a "rolling release" (continuous small updates rather than distinct numbered releases) and it remains to be seen how their support/stability/community will evolve over the long haul.

So if you're into Gnome 3 and the latest & greatest applications, can tolerate some risk, and want to be involved in testing for Red Hat, choose Fedora! If you want to be part of a small niche distro aimed at preserving Gnome 2 with the rolling release method, then choose Fuduntu!

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Fedora is one of the top 5 Linux distros in the world, it is backed by a large company, has a huge base of support, and lots of documentation. It is considered an unstable "bleeding edge" distro (new releases every 6 months and only 13 months support) and is the test-bed for the ultra-conservative Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Fuduntu is a relatively new project with a much smaller user base. It is a "fork" of Fedora 14 so it is missing out on new features introduced in Fedora 15 and 16 (and soon 17, 18, 19, etc) most importantly Gnome 3 (their target market seems to be Gnome 2 hold-outs). Fuduntu is a "rolling release" (continuous small updates rather than distinct numbered releases) and it remains to be seen how their support/stability/community will evolve over the long haul.

So if you're into Gnome 3 and the latest & greatest applications, can tolerate some risk, and want to be involved in testing for Red Hat, choose Fedora! If you want to be part of a small niche distro aimed at preserving Gnome 2 with the rolling release method, then choose Fuduntu!
We forked Fedora 14, but have rolled a lot of stuff so far forward that it is equal to 16.

GNOME 2 is our desktop, but we have a wide array of new software including Chromium 16, Kernel 3.1.6, Firefox 9, etc.

I agree that it remains to be seen how hour support / stability / community model will evolve over time, to be honest I'm pretty excited because of the amount of growth we've already seen over the past year. If you are interested in a stable desktop with all new apps, we are the place to be. If not, Fedora 16 is a fine distribution too.

The beauty of Linux, there is a distribution for everyone. If not, the source is available.
 
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+1 fewt, I was sad when Fedora 14 ended, and personally I chose Fuduntu over Fedora 16. Obviously Fedora is pressing ahead with Gnome 3 because it is in Fedora's very nature to forge ahead; I like Fuduntu's balanced philosophy.
 
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