Omega 10 Preview Release

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Thu Dec 4 15:29:43 UTC 2008


Omega is a Linux based operating system and a Fedora remix suitable for
desktop and laptop users. It is a installable Live CD for regular PC
(i686 architecture) systems.  It has all the features of Fedora 10 and a
number of additional multimedia players and codecs by default. You can 
play any multimedia content (including MP3) or commercial DVD's out of 
the box.

For what's new in Fedora 10, refer to


# sha1sum omega-10-desktop-preview.iso
27f9b26d26f18ddb14306b344007de427a036baf  omega-10-desktop-preview.iso

Kickstart file for customization is available at

Unless any major issues are found, this will be the general release of
Omega 10 as well.  So please test and provide feedback.


Is this a official Fedora release?

This is a community remix of Fedora and not endorsed or affiliated with
the Fedora Project or Red Hat.

Is this a fork?

It is a fully compatible remix of Fedora with some add-on multimedia
software from RPMFusion and Livna (DVD playback) software repositories.

What's the benefit?

Many Fedora users, install Fedora and get these common software from
other sources. This Live CD provides a convenient starting point for
such users, is completely compatible with Fedora and can be
redistributed easily.  If you have already installed Fedora and
configured these repositories, just continue using it.

Does Omega include proprietary software?

Fedora excludes both proprietary software and Free and open source
software with other potential patent encumbrances.  Omega has only free
and open source software packages by default, some of which are excluded
from Fedora due to such potential encumbrances . If you are in a
region that enforces restrictive software patents, you might want to use
Fedora instead.

Where do updates come from?

All updates are from Fedora, RPMFusion and Livna repositories. The 
current plan is to provide updated composes of the Live CD in frequent 
intervals so users installing the releases at a later date, don't have 
to download all the updates separately.

What about the release schedule?

Omega will follow the Fedora development and release schedules closely.

Do you plan on do other variants?

Not on my own but if you want to do so, I would be able to help. Feel
free to use the kickstart file provided as the basis for such variants.

How do I contribute?

Join the Fedora Project or RPMfusion effort.  You can also provide
feedback on what could be improved in the Live CD by testing and filing 
bug reports, providing documentation, artwork as well.

Where do I report issues?

You can file bug reports on Fedora software packages at and for RPMFusion software packages at

Do you have a separate website?

Not yet.

Omega discussions take place in rpmfusion developers list at

More questions or feedback?

Just drop me a email.


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