Wednesday, December 27, 2006

First ever official Fedora Linux live CD released

Fedora core 6 based official Fedora Linux Live CD

Finally, there is an announcement for first ever official Fedora
live CD release
. This live CD is based on packages from the Fedora Core 6
(codenamed "Zod") and Fedora Extras package collections and is such 100%
free software.

According to announcement, the live CD features:

  • Linux 2.6.18
  • GNOME 2.16 desktop environment
  • GStreamer 0.10 multimedia framework
  • 7.1
  • AIGLX and Compiz for 3D desktop
  • Lots of applications including, but not limited to
  • Beagle (Desktop Search)
  • F-Spot (Photo Management)
  • Evolution (Email and Calendering)
  • Firefox (Web Browsing)
  • Ekiga (IP telephony)
  • Rhythmbox (Music Player)
  • Totem (Movie Player)
  • Games (Games)
  • The Gimp (Graphics)
  • Inkscape (Vector Graphics)
  • Abiword (Word Processor)
  • Gnumeric (Spreadsheet)
  • nautilus-open-terminal (For the adult in you)
  • Assistive Technology including the Orca screen reader
  • NetworkManager is on by default
  • VPN connectivity software including vnpc and OpenVPN
  • Partition editing via GParted
  • SELinux targeted mode including the SELinux trouble shooter
  • Many many fonts; almost 100% coverage
  • All the localizations included in FC6 and FC6
  • All the input methods (SCIM) present in FC6
  • Exclusive live CD wallpaper you won't find in FC6 or FE6!
  • R/W file system so you can install software on the running live CD
  • Ability to run from RAM if you have 1GB or more of memory
  • and lots and lots more..

As you can see, the distro is full in all kinds of applications. But, it lacks behind in basic multimedia support. As a policy, MP3 support is still missing in Fedora Live CD and you need to make extra effort to enable it.

The live CD is currently only available for i386 architectures. According to announcement, Support for other architectures including ppc and x86_64 is planned. The live cd is about 682MB, and can be download from:

SHA1SUM: 8771d21af1974492424438cbe42f1bae0161ea96 FC-6-i386-livecd-1.iso

You can get this on the Torrent using:

A time to get Fedora Live DVD, with lot more applications? Obviously.

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