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#1 RKWJ25

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 22:37

Hey everyone!

This is going to be the official Fusion OS thread, and the only official one. Fusion has come a long way since its last appearance in June. We are working on creating a stunning interface with our very talented Lead Graphics Designer, Cosmin. We believe the way you interact with an OS is essential to its ease of use, and overall usability. We will be ready to release an alpha build of Fusion OS in 1-2 weeks which will contain and almost final User Interface. Also if you want to learn more, and become a member of the Fusion OS Development team please visit http://www.fusionos.net/ and sign up there. We will have much more news to come. Specifically we are looking for Programmers to help with this project, but, if you feel you can contribute your time, or abilities in a different way please don’t hesitate to contact us. You will be hearing much more in the next few weeks, and we will be posting about our Milestone Achievements, and information about our upcoming OS. Thanks for reading!



#2 nukenorman

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 22:49

I thought neowin stopped developing the fusion OS?

Is the project active again? If so this would be really great news as I liked the OS.

#3 CPressland

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 22:56

Got some up to date screenshots?

#4 TDT

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 22:59

So...any screenshots or something? At least some FAQ? Is is another Linux distro?Posted Image

#5 Detection

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 23:05

Is this based on Linux ?

#6 OP RKWJ25

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 23:19

This porject is based on Linux. But Fusion OS aims to create a beautiful and consistent User Experience where the average user will not even have to touch the command line. The dekstop has HEAVY modifications to it. It is based on Gnome, however we will be going a different direction with it, all the gnome branding is removed, and we have cleaned up menus, and are aiming to created a seamless, and consistent User Interface. I will post a screenshot soon, of the control panel, and current desktop, but keep in mind that it is not finished yet, and that is why there is a 1-2 week period before the Alpha will be available. Like I said before we will be removing individual branding from built in applications, and developing them as our own, no longer recieving outdated, or no updates from the individuals who creat the software, and rebranding everything as Fusion OS. Things like Tomboy Notes for example will be modified, and rebranded as simply "Notes" or "Take Notes", we will be doing this across the whole OS to create a very tightly integrated feel. All the updates for the OS will be in one place, eliminating outdated programs also.

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PS: This project is not developed by Neowin, as said in a post above..

#7 tomjol

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:48

Methinks someone is missing the point of open source, and just rebranding for the sake of it.

#8 vetkinetix63

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:03

I thought neowin stopped developing the fusion OS?

Is the project active again? If so this would be really great news as I liked the OS.

Ours was called Shift, not fusion. This is external, and not being developed by us.

#9 OP RKWJ25

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 16:19

Methinks someone is missing the point of open source, and just rebranding for the sake of it.


Well then tell me something would you rather be on an OS that seems "patchworked" together? Full of outdated packages? We are not just rebranding "for the sake of it" we are doing it to create an itegrated and consistent user interface. And as for Gnome we are not just rebranding it, we are not branding it at all we are removing the branding, and are going to separate from the gnome project itself to develop upon it, our own desktop environment for Fusion.

#10 tomjol

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 16:23

Well then tell me something would you rather be on an OS that seems "patchworked" together? Full of outdated packages? We are not just rebranding "for the sake of it" we are doing it to create an itegrated and consistent user interface. And as for Gnome we are not just rebranding it, we are not branding it at all we are removing the branding, and are going to separate from the gnome project itself to develop upon it, our own desktop environment for Fusion.


OK, well, having looked at your site it doesn't exactly seem promising. What it does seem like is someone attempting to bite off a hell of a lot more than they can chew.

#11 jason13524

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 16:25

Well then tell me something would you rather be on an OS that seems "patchworked" together? Full of outdated packages? We are not just rebranding "for the sake of it" we are doing it to create an itegrated and consistent user interface. And as for Gnome we are not just rebranding it, we are not branding it at all we are removing the branding, and are going to separate from the gnome project itself to develop upon it, our own desktop environment for Fusion.


How about creating your own OS not based on Linux? as in make it all yourselves not just change the user interface on an already made OS.

#12 Syanide

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 16:29

Hmm, interesting, looking forward to seeing what comes of this.

#13 OP RKWJ25

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 16:40

OK, well, having looked at your site it doesn't exactly seem promising. What it does seem like is someone attempting to bite off a hell of a lot more than they can chew.


Well obliviously its not just me doing this, and you can think what you want. By the way the site is not finished yet I think you probably could have figured that out by looking at it? I also don't see how you can make that judgement when you haven't even seen screen shots or anything of the project yet? Why dont you wait until the Alpha comes out give that a try and then give your opinion. :whistle:

Hmm, interesting, looking forward to seeing what comes of this.


Thanks! We will be posting much more very soon! Also thinking about posting a FAQ.

#14 DesGaiZu

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 17:01

Do we really need another Linux distro? I mean really whats going to set this one apart from the rest? why not just put time into helping a already developed distro? Don't take this wrong I just think if your going to bring a new distro to the table it needs much more than a new modified UI.

#15 bruNo_

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 17:46

Looking forward to see this done. Keep it up. (Y)