Fuduntu Linux
Fuduntu Linux logo
A sample Fuduntu Linux desktop
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelMainly Open source and closed source
Initial release7 November 2010
Latest release2013.2[1] / 8 April 2013; 10 years ago (2013-04-08)
Marketing targetGeneral purpose; optimized for portable computers
Update methodYum (PackageKit)
Package managerRPM Package Manager
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
user interface
LicenseMainly GNU GPL; various other free software licenses. For ease of use, some proprietary items are also included (e.g., Adobe Flash).
Official websitewww.fuduntu.org

Fuduntu Linux was a Fedora-based Linux distribution created by Andrew Wyatt. It was actively developed between 2010 and 2013. It was designed to fit in somewhere between Fedora and Ubuntu.[2] It was notable for providing a 'classic' desktop experience.[3] Although it was optimized for netbooks and other portable computers it is a general-purpose OS.[4]


After forking Fedora 14 in early November 2011,[5] Fuduntu became an independent distribution and was no longer considered a "remix" of Fedora, it did not qualify as a "spin" because it contained packages not included in Fedora.[6]

On a Team Meeting held on 14 April 2013, it was decided that Fuduntu would discontinue development and no new versions will be released. Large parts of the team were planning to work on a new rebased OS.[7] The move of wider support to GTK 3 and Systemd were also factors, as Fuduntu used GTK 2 and wasn't systemd based.[3]

Post development

On 28 April 2013 the Fuduntu website officially informed that the project has come to an end and that users may want to switch to the new project Cloverleaf Linux which is based on openSUSE instead.[8][9]

In late August, the development team decided to discontinue Cloverleaf, due to lack of manpower.[10] Other concerns included image leaks and other issues regarding source code for KDE's upcoming lightweight desktop environment KLyDE, which in term was supposed to be used as Cloverleaf's default desktop environment.[citation needed]


As Fuduntu was originally targeted at the Asus Eee PC and other netbooks[4] it contained tweaks to reduce power consumption. This included moving the /tmp and /var/log directories to a RAM disk, and reducing swappiness 10, to reduce the frequency of disk spin-up. Also, Fuduntu includes the Jupiter power management applet (also developed by Andrew Wyatt), for easy adjustment of CPU performance settings, screen output and resolution, etc.

The default packages include Nautilus Elementary, Adobe Flash, the Fluendo MP3 Codec, VLC, Infinality Freetype, LibreOffice, and the nano editor.

Look and Feel

The used icon theme is called Faenza Cupertino. It features the distinctive square icon set of Faenza. Because it was originally based on Fedora and Ubuntu it has GNOME as window manager, giving the opportunity to change themes, including window frames.[11]

It aimed for a 'classic' desktop experience, as opposed to a 'mobile' experience.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Fuduntu 2013.2 Released". 8 April 2013. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ Fuduntu.org: Behind the Name Archived 1 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c Noyes, Katherine; Correspondent, Senior U. S.; Linux, PCWorld | About |; News, Open-Source; advice (15 April 2013). "Fuduntu Linux is closing its doors". PCWorld. Retrieved 30 June 2020. ((cite web)): |last4= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ a b "Fuduntu Is A Fedora 14 Remix For Netbooks And Laptops ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog". 14 November 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Fuduntu 14.12 Release – Happy Anniversary!". Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  6. ^ FedoraProject.org: Remix
  7. ^ Fuduntu Team meeting held on 14 April 2013 Archived 21 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Project Ends". Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss | Cloverleaf Linux". Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  10. ^ OStatic (29 August 2013). "Cloverleaf to Become openSUSE Add-on". Linux.com. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  11. ^ Cristalinux.blogspot.com Review on Fuduntu 14.7 Archived 15 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine