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Last Update: 2019-10-08 01:45 UTC

Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. Besides being pre-configured and ready for daily desktop use, it also includes "Elpanel" - a control centre for easy system and desktop administration.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 93 (131), 6 months: 81 (146), 3 months: 76 (149), 4 weeks: 32 (357), 1 week: 21 (563)

Average visitor rating: 7.54/10 from 52 review(s).

Elive Summary
Distribution Elive
Home Page http://www.elivecd.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.elivecd.org/
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Documentation --
Screenshots http://www.elivecd.org/screenshots/stable/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.elivecd.org/download/stable/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.elivecd.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-10-07: Development Release: Elive 3.7.14 (Alpha)
 • 2019-04-29: Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.4
 • 2018-12-23: Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.3
 • 2018-09-10: Distribution Release: Elive 3.0.0
 • 2018-01-05: Development Release: Elive 2.9.22 (Beta)
 • 2017-09-01: Development Release: Elive 2.9.8 (Beta)
 • 2017-07-20: Development Release: Elive 2.9.5 (Beta)
 • 2017-03-10: Development Release: Elive 2.8.6 (Beta)
 • 2017-02-10: Development Release: Elive 2.8.0 (Beta)
 • 2016-09-07: Development Release: Elive 2.7.6 (Beta)
 • 2015-11-28: Development Release: Elive 2.6.12 (Beta)
 • 2015-09-04: Development Release: Elive 2.6.10 (Beta)
 • More Elive releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 3.7.14 3.0.4 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Feature
Release Date 2019-10-07 2019-04-28 2010-03-04 2007-07-05 2006-12-25 2006-09-24 2006-03-03 2005-08-30 2005-01-24 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free 15   Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 3100-3300               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO/USB ISO/USB ISO -- -- -- -- -- -- Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems                   Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes en, es Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, tw cn, jp, tw -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 3.7.14 3.0.4 2.0 1.0 0.6   0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Full Package List
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Version: 3.7.14
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-10
Votes: 5

Very light..incredibly easy to install. Finally a 64 bit version..Everything works..from netflix to webcams..5.1 channel sound..it all works..It works SO well I made a donation. Having used several earlier versions(2._ and 3._) .this is awesome.

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Version: 3.7.14
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-10
Votes: 3

Since yesterday Elive was out of contention: it was built with old sw.
Now things are changed dramatically.
Main goals of Elive are:
1. to be beautiful
2. to revive old pc

For sure Elive is not only beautiful, more than Elementary OS, but it is also far more easier to be handled than its main competitor in the "beauty contest".

Revive old pc.
It is true.
I am writing these comments from a Compaq Presario R3000 dated 2003 (64 bit) with Elive 32 bit - 1230 Mram.
After installation, after the boot it occupies 260 Mram.
I can see video on youtube with no issues.

In the "revive-old-pc contest" it is n° 3 after Q4OS and Antix, before all the *buntus and derivates (after the 18.04 they are out of contest) and better than Slitaz and Tiny Core, that have other big problems also if they use less memory.

I tried an install on a Macbook pro early 2008 with no success.

On more modern pc at the moment I didnt found any problem.

I read that the in the next future the DE will be changed with Gnome.
This is a bit surprising, because the whole system will be heavier and wont fit on old HW anymore.
In reality all what I need works perfectly OOTB and I need no tweaks because it is so beautifull

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Version: 3.7.14
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-10-10
Votes: 1

It still looks and feels like something a 12 year old would make as his first project. All the effects are really distracting, the ergonomics are poorly thought out and, to add insult to injury, their payment scheme is like a bad joke. Over all I wouldn't use it even if I was the one getting paid to use it.

I guess if you like flashy effects and random noises this distro is for you, so it might have a market out there.

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