Fedora Core 6 (Zod) Live-Spins Released

Robert 'Bob' Jensen bob at bobjensen.com
Tue Oct 24 19:18:13 UTC 2006

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
     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
     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:


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


To report bugs in the Live-Spins:


For more information about Kadischi:

Robert 'Bob' Jensen *        * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BobJensen
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Fedora Unity Project *  bob at fedoraunity.org  * http://fedoraunity.org/

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