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Fuduntu: An Innovative Old Linux Revisited

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If you subscribe to the view, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," perhaps Fuduntu is the Linux distro most ideal to your computing needs.

Fuduntu was first released in 2010 as a Fedora-based Linux distribution. Its developers forked it the following year. The result is a Linux distro that has a user desktop experience somewhere between Fedora's functionality and Ubuntu's user-friendliness. As part of its Fedora roots, Fuduntu uses the Yum packager manager.

As I continue to test and review the vast array of Linux desktop choices and latest recurring OS releases, I keep wondering if the GNOME desktop community made a wrong turn when it reinvented the user experience wheel. GNOME developers seem to have reinvented the GNOME 2 wheel and turned it into a GNOME 3 oblong shape.

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