Linux distro spotlight: Fuduntu

Fuduntu started in 2010, with the first release of the distribution in November that year. It’s a desktop distribution that was originally a repackaged edition of Fedora, but completely forked from the Red Hat distribution about a year ago.

The Gnome 2-based distribution emphasises “ease of use, performance, stability, and, for laptops, battery life,” says Fuduntu’s Lee Ward, who heads up the distro’s communications team. The user experience is somewhat akin to Ubuntu prior to 11.04 adoption of Unity on the desktop, but with Fedora heritage, instead of Ubuntu’s Debian DNA.