Oh boy. I’ve been wanting and waiting to do this comparison test for quite a while now, and now I can finally do it! The problem was that Fusion 14 “Thorium” was just released a few days ago, and before that I didn’t want to compare a stable release of Fuduntu to a pre-release of Fusion.
So let’s look at the contenders. Fuduntu is, despite its name, not based on Ubuntu. It is based on Fedora (version 14.9 being based on Fedora 14 “Laughlin”) and it is designed to be user-friendly like Ubuntu as well as optimal for laptops, netbooks, and other portable computers.
Fusion Main Screen + Mint Menu
Fusion is also based on Fedora (version 14 “Thorium” also being based on Fedora 14 “Laughlin”), and it aims to provide a complete and very user-friendly desktop experience with a slight emphasis on multimedia applications.