Fuduntu 2012.4 Ditches Mono

It also comes with Linux kernel 3.4.10 and Thunderbird 15.0

By Silviu Stahie on October 1st, 2012 13:38 GMT

Fuduntu 2012.4, a lighthearted and fun Linux distribution that fits somewhere in-between Fedora and Ubuntu and designed to be aesthetically pleasing, is now available for download.

Users who already have the previous Fuduntu version, 2012.3, installed, can rest assured as they can easily upgrade to the 2012.4 version with a normal update process.

Highlights of Fuduntu 2012.4:

· Management of TMPFS mount points has been improved;
· A memory bug has been corrected, allowing the installation of the 32-bit OS on only 384MB of RAM, and the 64-bit on 512MB;
· Jupiter 0.1.6 was added to the distribution. Users can use it to restore on resume from standby;
· A new default theme has been implemented;
· Mono has been dropped from the default installation, along with all the Mono dependencies;
· Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.4.10;
· Thunderbird has been updated to version 15.0;
· Gimp has been updated to version 2.8.2;
· LibreOffice was updated to version 3.6.12;
· Chromium was update to version 21.0.1180.89;

The leadership team has changed from the previous release and Fuduntu has gained a few several new mirrors in the past few months, including three in Japan through KDDI Research Labs and the research lab Riken.

According to the developers, thanks to monetary contributions, the distribution now benefits from a virtual server farm to better build and host Fuduntu packages. Also, the capacity of packages.fuduntu.org has expanded quite a lot, increasing the ceiling to 4TB.

Fuduntu has a growing user base, with an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 users and registering approximately 12TB of data movement per month, across all mirrors between cycles with approximately 16-20TB during release months.

If you want more details about this new distribution, you should check out the official website.

Download Fuduntu 2012.4 right now from Softpedia.
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