I would like to announce the immediate availability of Fuduntu 2012.3, our third quarterly release for 2012. Like all previous Fuduntu releases, this release follows our tradition of making small incremental distribution improvements that don’t sacrifice the stability of our Linux distribution. Existing Fuduntu users have already rolled up to 2012.3, as all of the updates available are released to our stable repository.
This cycle focused on many improvements under the hood, including core platform updates like GCC 4.6.3 and Anaconda 16. In addition we would like to announce the following new features.
GRUB 2 - Fuduntu now ships GRUB 2 as our default bootloader. This change allows better compatibility when dual booting alternate Linux distributions and also helps us prepare for future UEFI support.
For new users GRUB 2 will be installed and configured automatically, however existing Fuduntu users will receive the GRUB 2 software update but the boot loader will not be upgraded automatically. We have documented an optional procedure that will allow you to manually upgrade your bootloader. This documentation is available on our WIKI.
Terminal Font - With 2012.3 we are shipping the latest revision of Infinality Freetype. This improvement allows us to replace our default Terminal font with Droid Sans Mono. This improves the appearance of our terminal for those that spend much of their time using it. This change will be available to all new installations but will not be automatically configured for existing users. To make the change, simply configure the Fixed Width font in Appearance Preferences.