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fewt 05-16-2012 04:55 PM

How not to Fuduntu (was: Want to know how to Fuduntu?)
 
Fuduntu has a pretty good support structure including our primary website, blog, wiki, forum, and IRC channel.

The best methods to find the information you are seeking is simple, and straight forward.

User documentation - Wiki
Information & News - Blog

Personalized Assistance - Forum

We can also be found actively working on the Fuduntu Linux distribution in the #fuduntu channel on Freenode.

The Fuduntu Team also monitors this sub forum and will respond to questions and comments as time permits. :)

acid_kewpie 05-17-2012 11:48 AM

the name confuses me. I see on your wiki it's some Fedora / Ubuntu hybrid, but I immediately saw it as FUD Ubuntu. Yet another Ubuntu fork full of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, whatever that might mean. That's what FUD means to me... And now I read it's actaully NOT an Ubuntu fork, that's even more confusing.

fewt 05-17-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 4681011)
the name confuses me. I see on your wiki it's some Fedora / Ubuntu hybrid, but I immediately saw it as FUD Ubuntu. Yet another Ubuntu fork full of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, whatever that might mean. That's what FUD means to me...

The name isn't F.U.D.untu, or FUDuntu, it is Fuduntu. Taking three letters out of the name and implying that they mean something that they don't mean is where your confusion lies. :D

snowpine 05-17-2012 12:45 PM

I installed Fuduntu on a whim to "try it for a week"--that was 2 months ago!
Nice work fewt. :)

colorpurple21859 05-17-2012 03:35 PM

I thought the same thing, that Fuduntu was based soley on ubuntu because of similarities in spelling. I wasn't planning on trying Fuduntu, However, after reading about what made Fuduntu different, I've already downloaded the Iso, and hoping to find time to give it a whirl.

acid_kewpie 05-17-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by fewt (Post 4681012)
The name isn't F.U.D.untu, or FUDuntu, it is Fuduntu. Taking three letters out of the name and implying that they mean something that they don't mean is where your confusion lies. :D

given all the other pointless respins like edubuntu and xubuntu, you appear to be doing exactly the same thing as them name wise.

fewt 05-17-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 4681250)
given all the other pointless respins like edubuntu and xubuntu, you appear to be doing exactly the same thing as them name wise.

As long as it is limited to a similar name, we are doing OK. :)

serafean 05-19-2012 09:37 AM

Hi, Welcome to LQ,

What's your selling point? Advantages over other distros...
I see you're rolling release - Archlinux, Gentoo and some others do that. (Fedora rawhide, althought not always usable)
You claim performance, how?
You ship Gnome 2, I guess that's a speiality.
Screenshot gallery in flash? not pretty... (just my view since flash doesn't work very well on linux)
Finally, what's your goal?Philosophy? (for instance : archlinux KISS, chakra : KISS+KDE, debian : stability, Gentoo modularity... )

IOW : introduce yourself to us, otherwise (at least for me) you'll fall into the category 'another respin'

Sorry if I come across as blunt, but as much as I like diversity, I agree with acid_kewpie that there are a lot of quite pointless respins out there.

Serafean

PS : also may I suggest that you put this kind of information on your wiki, maybe in the about section?

fewt 05-19-2012 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
Hi, Welcome to LQ,

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
What's your selling point? Advantages over other distros...

Stability, a traditional desktop, battery life, and performance.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
I see you're rolling release - Archlinux, Gentoo and some others do that. (Fedora rawhide, althought not always usable)

Yep, we are a rolling release. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
You claim performance, how?

Kernel tuning, and reducing latency with things like tmpfs /tmp and reducing swappiness.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
You ship Gnome 2, I guess that's a speiality.

It is indeed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
Screenshot gallery in flash? not pretty...

We know, our webmaster should be re-working it but life has gotten in the way. We ship flash with the distribution though, so not a terrible problem really.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
Finally, what's your goal?Philosophy? (for instance : archlinux KISS, chakra : KISS+KDE, debian : stability, Gentoo modularity... )

Our goal is to build a stable rolling Linux distribution, and have fun while we do it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
IOW : introduce yourself to us, otherwise (at least for me) you'll fall into the category 'another respin'

.. but we aren't a respin, we are an independent distribution. I can work up an introduction though, I've done that a few times for other forums. The problem with introductions is that they often become outdated quickly.

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
Sorry if I come across as blunt, but as much as I like diversity, I agree with acid_kewpie that there are a lot of quite pointless respins out there.

Serafean

Maybe if we were a respin that would apply? ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
PS : also may I suggest that you put this kind of information on your wiki, maybe in the about section?

It'll get there eventually, just needs time.

custangro 05-22-2012 05:41 PM

Welcome to LQ!

I'm actually looking a Rolling Release Distro based on Fedora... specifically for my laptop (currently Using Linux Mint)

I'll give it a try

--C

cortman 05-23-2012 07:32 PM

Fewt handles as ton of naysayers about the distro (those who haven't tried it) and the name with terrific graciousness. +1 to him and the entire Fuduntu team for making this an excellent OS!

Miranden 05-27-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serafean (Post 4682612)
Hi, Welcome to LQ,

What's your selling point? Advantages over other distros...
I see you're rolling release - Archlinux, Gentoo and some others do that. (Fedora rawhide, althought not always usable)
You claim performance, how?
You ship Gnome 2, I guess that's a speiality.
Screenshot gallery in flash? not pretty... (just my view since flash doesn't work very well on linux)
Finally, what's your goal?Philosophy? (for instance : archlinux KISS, chakra : KISS+KDE, debian : stability, Gentoo modularity... )

IOW : introduce yourself to us, otherwise (at least for me) you'll fall into the category 'another respin'

Sorry if I come across as blunt, but as much as I like diversity, I agree with acid_kewpie that there are a lot of quite pointless respins out there.

Serafean

PS : also may I suggest that you put this kind of information on your wiki, maybe in the about section?

Honestly, I agree with Serafean. If you're not a respin and don't want people to have that impression, then perhaps a different name would have been in order--especially when you provide precious little information about what you actually are, what makes you different, and why we should be excited about your distro. I mean, we've all seen a ton of the clever, Ubuntuish name amalgamations, and it's getting to the point where enough is enough.

Please don't be offended, I'm sure you guys worked very hard and you may very well have a great distro, but for me, the hybrid name scheme has just gotten to be a bit of a deterrent. Again, I hope no one takes this the wrong way. I'm just being honest.

yonnieboy 05-27-2012 06:42 PM

Gnome2, already like it! Unity and Gnome3 sux! What's in the repo's? Does SeaMonkey work? TB and FF? How about Geda? Will it run on a P4? Since it's got Gnome, does that mean default is the gnome browser, which never has worked worth a damn?

Seriously considering a test drive. I like the idea of a rolling distro, except for when an update breaks everything. How does the team propose to prevent major breakage?

sntnlz 05-31-2012 07:55 PM

Ouch! Too much negativity. You're a good sport fewt. I'll give Fuduntu a test drive on my test laptop and provide informed feedback on the distro's forums when I get a chance to (nothing about the name, I promise). Actually the 64 bit ISO just finished downloading. Welcome to LQ.

acid_kewpie 06-01-2012 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fewt (Post 4682617)
Maybe if we were a respin that would apply? ;)

Well that proves the point doesn't it? If people presume you are a respin from the Kerrazy bonker hilarious name, you're doing yourself a massive disservice.


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