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It seems like the same few blogs review the same distributions, but I’ve got a good excuse. Fedora 14 KDE finally got the better of me, it felt slow and everything generally took ages to open up, the menu was worse than the old days of Windows fade in menus (remember those?) and I removed it from my drive. I suppose this really is the last chance I gave it, KDE 4 is just not for me. Not to say that Gnome is, but at least it’s more responsive.
Only a few weeks ago Fusion Linux 14 came out, which is based on Fedora 14. Unfortunately this means that support will already end in December this year. Fusion Linux is a Fedora Remix that is aiming at making it friendlier and more accessible to newbies. It comes with the same kernel version and even wallpaper as upstream and generally inherits everything from Fedora. As the name
suggests, the remix is adding software and multimedia from the repositories for a better start. Some inspiration seems to have come from what Linux Mint has achieved with building on Ubuntu, and Fusion is including the mintMenu (Slab-style) and a general mix of software no matter the ‘purity’ or other FOSS or licensing concerns. This means all your multimedia should play straight away.

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April 26th, 2011

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