Distributed as a 32-bit Live CD
The Omega Linux operating system is distributed as a Live CD ISO image that fits perfectly on a CD disc and contains software packages optimized only for the 32-bit (i686) instruction set architecture. It can also be used on modern computers supporting the 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platform.
Offers standard boot options
The Live CD offers standard boot options, such as the ability to boot the live system with normal configuration, start the live system with the default kernel, but check the bootable medium for defects first (only if you’re using a CD disc), run a memory test, as well as to boot the local drive.
Classic and productive graphical session based on GNOME Classic
Being based on Fedora and Red Hat Linux, the distribution uses GNOME Classic, which provides users with a classic and productive desktop environment. It features a two-panel layout. Tip: at the display manager, click the “Log In” button to login immediately, instead of waiting 1 minute for the automatic login function.
Contains a minimal set of open-source applications
Besides the GNOME-specific tools (Cheese, Brasero, Totem, Rhythmbox, Gedit, Evolution, etc), the distribution contains a minimal set of open-source applications. Among the most popular ones, we can mention the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, gThumb image viewer and GIMP image editor.
It is no longer under active development
Be aware that the Omega Linux distribution includes old software, which won’t receive updates or patches. Because of this, and because of the fact that it is no longer under active development, the distro has been archived for historical references purposes only.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 2nd, 2014
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- This release is a remix of Fedora 11 and includes all the updates till Friday July 24th 2009 from Fedora and RPM Fusion repositories.
Application descriptionOmega is a community-derived Linux distribution based off of Fedora, suitable for desktop and laptop users. It uses GN...