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Fuduntu is a Linux distribution forked from Fedora that uses GNOME 2 by default, which provides rolling updates for the applications so you can always have the latest Firefox, Chromium, VLC, GIMP, LibreOffice and so on.

Fuduntu 2013.2 screenshot

Fuduntu 2013.2, which has been released today, includes a new lightweight version called Fuduntu Lite, especially useful for netbooks but not only, which doesn't include applications such as GIMP, Thunderbird or LibreOffice by default and so it requires 3-4 GB less hard drive space, depending on architecture.

The new release also comes with updated Mesa library which allows users to play more games, including Half Life and Counter Strike: Source, without installing proprietary drivers.

Updated packages in the latest Fuduntu 2013.2 release include:
  • Linux Kernel 3.8.3-3;
  • LIbreOffice;
  • Chromium 25.0.1364.172;
  • Firefox 19.0.2;
  • Thunderbird 17.0.4;
  • GIMP 2.8.4/

Also, XBMC Media Center has been added to the Fuduntu repositories.

The Fuduntu 2013.2 release announcement mentions that the team has grown and further more, a Fuduntu KDE spin should be available in the future.

The first thing you'll notice when you log in to Fuduntu is a GNOME 2 panel at the top with a classic-style menu and Cairo Dock at the bottom with some of the default applications: Chromium, VLC, Pidgin and LibreOffice, as well as a welcome screen that will help you get started with Fuduntu.

Other applications included by default in the main edition: Nautilus elementary, Dropbox, Thunderbird, Shotwell, GIMP, Shutter, Brasero, Cheese, Deja Dup, Gparted and around 15 games. You'll also be able to easily install popular software such as Steam, Netflix and so on, from the Fuduntu repositories.

Here are a few more Fuduntu screenshots:

Fuduntu 2013.2

Fuduntu 2013.2

Fuduntu 2013.2

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Fuduntu is available for 32bit and 64bit in two editions: Full and Lite: