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Old 02. Mar 2012, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Came across another distro by accident when I was in my techs place earlier this week. There was a Linux guru in situ having his laptop serviced. I could see the OS was a great looking Gnome2 but had no idea what it was, especially since the start button was Windows logo. First impressions to me looked like a cross between PCLinuxOS and Mint. He told me is was Fusion Linux which is a Fedora re-mix. My interest increased at this point because I love Fedora and although I was happy with my Kororaa KDE remix overall, some procedures like 20 seconds + to open a LibreOffice document do wear thin at times especially when you're in a hurry.

He advised to install the stable, not the beta so when I got home I checked their site. There are actually two betas listed (15 & 16) with the last stable being 14.1 from July 2011. This was the one I went for and merely used the default option “replace your existing Linux system” to remove Kororaa and replace it with Fusion.

All was well until I open LibreOffice at which point it was obvious there was no spell check. A quick Google revealed this as a non installed dictionary package but although this was listed in Package Manager, trying to download it returned an error. I then tried installing the OpenOffice writer and that too returned an error because of shared components with LibreOffice. Undaunted, I uninstalled LibreOffice completely, then installed OpenOffice and now the spellcheck works fine.

I then came to do the system update which also returned an error for Sane backends but removing the existing files and then instructing the update again worked fine. The need to enter root password about 10 times during the process for untrusted files was a bit of a pain but typical Linux. Unlike the Kororaa update, my 4 speaker sound still works with the new Fusion kernel so that's a bonus too.

The only other bummer is no Ritho WOT check script for the site pages in Chromium because good 'ol SELinux prevents it from installing. This does work fine though in Firefox using Greasemonkey so plan B is now in operation.

This remix uses about half the memory of KDE Kororaa and pretty much everything is quite a bit faster. Not as quick as using a smokin' distro such as Peppermint but a big enough improvement for me to keep it.

http://fusionlinux.org/
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Old 02. Mar 2012, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He is from the same country as Dedoimedo.

His review is here:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fusion-linux-14.html

Btw, it was mentioned in the article about fastest Linux Distros (at the bottom - look at Fedora LXDE Spin).

Here you have all Distros based on Fedora:
http://distrowatch.com/search.php?os...&status=Active

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He is from the same country as Dedoimedo.
Must be a conspiracy Thanks for the extra info.
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The only other bummer is no Ritho WOT check script for the site pages in Chromium because good 'ol SELinux prevents it from installing. This does work fine though in Firefox using Greasemonkey so plan B is now in operation.
I seem to remember reading something about Ritho's WOT script. What does it do? and can you share?
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I seem to remember reading something about Ritho's WOT script. What does it do? and can you share?
Well, as moderators, and editors, we need to check various links posted on the site, to ensure bad links do not remain on the site.. from spam point of view, and also from safeguarding the users of the site.

We implemented WOT modules on the site and forum for this. Although, the forum one works really well, the one on the site increased the page loading times, and therefore it was taken out. Ritho made a javascript, which can be used on the site, or any other site for that matter(by making edits)... to show WOT ratings, and its quite a boon for us.
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Well, as moderators, and editors, we need to check various links posted on the site, to ensure bad links do not remain on the site.. from spam point of view, and also from safeguarding the users of the site.

We implemented WOT modules on the site and forum for this. Although, the forum one works really well, the one on the site increased the page loading times, and therefore it was taken out. Ritho made a javascript, which can be used on the site, or any other site for that matter(by making edits)... to show WOT ratings, and its quite a boon for us.
Thanks for the explanation
haven't seen much from Ritho lately, hope he's doing good

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He's fine. Just been doing a few minor things like swapping countries lately

Never thought I'd say this, but not only am I linking Fusion 14 more than Mint Julia, I'm liking it a whole lot more.
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We implemented WOT modules on the site and forum for this. Although, the forum one works really well, the one on the site increased the page loading times, and therefore it was taken out. Ritho made a javascript, which can be used on the site, or any other site for that matter(by making edits)... to show WOT ratings, and its quite a boon for us.
The biggest advantage being on pages such as "free books" where there are over 400 links. The page lights up with all these as green dots so anything red or orange is immediately obvious as the mods scroll the page. Indispensable as links have a habit of changing over time and some pages might not have editors assigned.
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The biggest advantage being on pages such as "free books" where there are over 400 links. The page lights up with all these as green dots so anything red or orange is immediately obvious as the mods scroll the page. Indispensable as links have a habit of changing over time and some pages might not have editors assigned.
Yes, really indispensable .
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haven't seen much from Ritho lately, hope he's doing good
I am doing good. See my response here. http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post70057
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