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Omega (Pug) Release

Want Fedora 11 but don’t like the hassle of setting up RPM Fusion and Livna? Go grab Omega, right now. It is a Fedora Remix with full multimedia capabilities in a single streamlined installable Live CD. Awesome features like Presto yum plugin out of the box with all the updates up until today rolled in. It even has a nice website and a Pug waiting just for you. Download it and have fun.

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Written by mether

July 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

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  1. Still GNOME-only => still useless for us KDE users.

    Want to actually have the best desktop environment instead of one designed for clueless users only? Install the official Fedora KDE spin and add the few packages you’ll want from third-party repositories (xine-lib-extras-freeworld, k3b-extras-freeworld, libdvdcss). The first 2 of those aren’t even on the Omega spin.

    Kevin Kofler

    July 25, 2009 at 3:02 am

    • You have been whining and moaning about this too many times already. If you want to see a KDE remix, stop whining and just do it or shut up about it.You along with rest of the KDE SIG have been given ample opportunities to do so. Nobody wants to volunteer? Not my problem. Don’t expect me to do everything. I have only limited time.

      xine-lib-extras-freeworld *is* in there in the remix along with libdvdcss. I have no need for k3b-extras-freeworld in a GNOME Live CD. Brasero fits the bill just fine. Don’t add such misleading false comments.


      July 25, 2009 at 3:28 am

  2. thanks for the release ..i would certainly be trying it.


    July 25, 2009 at 9:53 am

  3. Thanks for you work. I’ve tryed as a live USB key on my AspireOne, and it’s really cool!


    July 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm

  4. Now this should give the newbie Linux users, who are otherwise wary of using Fedora just because of the absence of media codecs by default in it, a reason to try out how Fedora feels. This is the case especially in India, where people do not have good Internet connections to be able to setup the additional repositories just to be download all the codecs to be able to play even their basic mp3 files. And believe me, it could be confusing for some users even to install new repositories and all. Most of them want an out-of-box multimedia experience, which, unfortunately, Fedora doesn’t provide by default.

    So, Omega project seems a step in the right direction. Wishing you good luck for the future of project.

    Anurag Bhandari

    July 27, 2009 at 11:23 pm

  5. I have been to the Omega website and have not been able to get the download link to work. Is anyone aware of a problem?

    The remix sounds like just what I am looking for, so I would love to get my hands on it!



    July 28, 2009 at 3:55 am

  6. Hi, I think it would also be useful to post the checksum of the .iso


    July 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

  7. Hi,
    I am Ubuntu User. I have a suggestion for you.
    Please add WUBI like software in Fedora.


    Ankur Gupta

    August 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm

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