Fedora Core 6 (Zod) Live-Spins Released
Posted on: 10/25/2006 10:54 AM

Fedora Unity releases Fedora Core 6 (Zod) Live-Spin ISO images.

Official Fedora Live CD/DVD images are something many have been looking forward to seeing from the Fedora community. Fedora Unity has joined forces with the Kadischi development team to test and release live images, called "Live-Spins."

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the initial release of several Fedora Core 6 Live-Spin CD and DVD ISO images. These Live-Spins are based on the 24 October initial release of Fedora Core 6. They are available for the i386 and x86_64 architectures via BitTorrent immediately.

A Live-Spin CD or DVD provides a "reasonably useful web browser/email/OpenOffice access," said Jef Spaleta, long time Fedora community member. It "should be a good quick peek at what the FC6 desktops feel like ... without having to do a full install." He added, "9 out of 10 voices in my head agree: 'Unity's Live-Spin CD is a pretty good starting point for future live CD development.'"

Fedora Core 6 GNOME Live-Spin CD images (i386 and x86_64) include:
2.6.18-1.2798_FC6 kernel
GNOME 2.16.0
Nautilus CD Burner 2.16.0
Firefox 1.5.0.7
Thunderbird 1.5.0.7
X-Chat 2.6.6
OpenOffice 2.0.4
Evolution 2.8.0
and various other desktop applications.

The Fedora Core 6 KDE Live-Spin CD (i386 only) image includes:
2.6.18-1.2798_FC6 kernel
KDE 3.5.4
K3B 0.12.15
Firefox 1.5.0.7
Thunderbird 1.5.0.7
X-Chat 2.6.6
OpenOffice 2.0.4
Evolution 2.8.0
and various other desktop applications.

The Fedora Core 6 Server Live-Spin CD (i386 and x86_64) images include:
2.6.18-1.2798_FC6 kernel
Apache 2.2.3
MySql 5.0.22
PHP 5.1.6
Python 2.4.3
and various other server admin utilities.

The DVD images (i386 and x86_64) include:
Everything for a desktop that you might want to see from under the Fedora umbrella for the same low price. It has been said in the past that Fedora Unity's Live-Spin DVD included everything but the kitchen sink. The only reason the kitchen sink is not included is that it has not yet been packaged for Fedora Extras. Nearly all the GNOME apps, nearly all the KDE apps, XFCE4, and a whole load of packages for the desktop from Fedora Extras. This ISO even includes the long wanted NTFS support by including the ntfs-3g package that is now in Extras. Because of the size of this LiveDVD you may need more than 512 MiB of RAM for it to run effectively.

About The Fedora Unity Project:
The Fedora Unity Project was created by concerned peers in the Fedora community to bring quality solutions to the community. We want to see the best solutions find their way into the hands of the community. We are site maintainers, Fedora Project contributors, and interested users, just like you.

Fedora Unity has taken up the Live-Spin task to provide the community with the chance to test and experience Fedora Core in a live media environment. This is a community project, for the community and by the community. You can contribute to the community by seeding the torrent after your download has completed or by joining the test process.

The Fedora Unity Project intends to release early and release often. We hope to release new Re-Spins and Live-Spins to the community early each month. These releases will continue throughout the life of each Fedora Core release until that release is transferred to Fedora Legacy. Early snapshots are taken mid-month to start testing. Final snapshots are taken about a week before the release. All released ISO images are tested to ensure the quality that the Fedora community expects and deserves. If you are interested in helping with the testing/development or seeding/hosting efforts, please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available at http://fedoraunity.org/contact-info .

To join the torrent:

http://torrent.fedoraunity.org/

For detailed package lists or the get a copy of our kickstart files:

http://fedoraunity.org/

To report bugs in the Live-Spins:

http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/

For more information about Kadischi:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kadischi
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Robert 'Bob' Jensen * * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BobJensen
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