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Elive

Last Update: 2018-12-23 07:56 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: 99 (116), 6 months: 102 (125), 3 months: 80 (151), 4 weeks: 118 (91), 1 week: 104 (98)

Average visitor rating: 7.31/10 from 42 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
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.elivecd.org/download/stable/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.elivecd.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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)
 • 2015-07-30: Development Release: Elive 2.6.8 (Beta)
 • 2015-06-04: Development Release: Elive 2.6.6 (Beta)
 • More Elive releases...

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Feature 3.0.3 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Feature
Release Date 2018-12-23 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$) Free 15   Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 3100-3300               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO/USB ISO -- -- -- -- -- -- Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Enlightenment Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems                 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes en, es Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, tw cn, jp, tw -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 3.0.3 2.0 1.0 0.6   0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Full Package List
Package 3.0.3 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.4.6 -- -- -- 2.2.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.0.25 1.0.16 1.0.13 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.7 alsa-lib (1.1.8)
ati-driver (18.30) -- 8.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.05b bash (5.0)
bind (9.14.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.14.0)
chromium (73.0.3683.86) 48.0.2564.116 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (73.0.3683.86)
cups (2.2.10) 1.5.3 1.3.8 1.2.7 1.2.7 1.2.2 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.20 cups (2.2.10)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.2 3.1.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 3.0.1rc13 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.42.5 1.41.3 1.39 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.37 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.45.0)
firefox (66.0) 52.8.0 3.0.6 2.0.0.3 1.5.0.7 1.5.0.6 1.0.7 1.0.4 -- firefox (66.0)
freetype (2.10.0) 2.4.9 2.3.7 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.10.0)
gcc (8.3.0) 4.7.2 -- 4.1.1 4.1.1 4.1.1 4.0.2 4.0.1 3.3.5 gcc (8.3.0)
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.2 2.4.7 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.7 2.2.1 gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.29) 2.13 2.7 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.32.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.32.0)
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.4)
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- 1.8.3 1.6.3 1.6.3 -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.94 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.4.2 2.12.12 2.8.20 2.8.20 2.8.20 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.4.14 gtk+ (3.24.7)
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.38)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.48.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (18.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.12.3)
kmod (26) 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.1.8)                 krita (4.1.8)
libreoffice (6.2.2) 4.3.3 -- -- -- 2.0.3 2.0.0 1.9.125 1.1.3 libreoffice (6.2.2)
linux (5.0.3) 3.16.39 2.6.30.9 2.6.18 2.6.15.7 2.6.15 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.4.26 linux (5.0.3)
Package 3.0.3 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.3.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.13)
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.0)
mesa (19.0.0) 8.0.5 7.0.3 6.5.1 6.5.1 -- 6.8.2 4.3.0 4.3.0 mesa (19.0.0)
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.15)
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.32.0)
NVIDIA (418.56) 340.102 185.18.14 1.0-8776 -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (418.56)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (12) 7u171 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (12)
openssh (7.9p1) 6.0p1 5.1p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.0.1t 0.9.8g 0.9.8c 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.1b)
perl (5.28.1) 5.14.2 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 perl (5.28.1)
php (7.3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.3)
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.15.3)
postfix (3.4.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.4)
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.2)
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.3 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.3 Python (3.7.2)
qt (5.12.2) 4.8.2 4.4.3 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 qt (5.12.2)
samba (4.10.0) 3.6.6 3.2.5 3.0.24 3.0.23d 3.0.23c -- -- -- samba (4.10.0)
systemd (241) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (241)
thunderbird (60.6.0) 52.8.0 -- 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.7 1.5.0.5 -- -- -- thunderbird (60.6.0)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.2 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.6) 2.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.12.4 1.4.2 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.0.2 (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.4)

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Version: 3.0.3
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-19
Votes: 4


given the limitations of an OLD ibm thinkpad my son rescued from the trash at work and about 50 bucks, Elive works surprisingly well. Installed without a hitch, updated, installed a bunch of "essentials" and I can still watch a movie on VLC in a window while updating a spreadsheet. I would recommend it to anyone with "more seasoned" computers and NOT alot of hard drive space. the install allows you to configure your system to match what you have instead of a single generic "level" of hardware. Low on video memory? turn off the special effects. low on disk space? option to uninstall a bunch of things you might not use...very helpful.


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Version: 3.0.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-16
Votes: 0


No problems with Live or install to hard disc.

Even works well on my old HP Mini 311. Elive is the only distro where pm-suspend and hibernate have worked right out of the box on the HP Mini!

So far I like it!






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Version: 3.0.3
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-12-23
Votes: 18


I've run Linux on my desktops for more than 12 years now, having abandoned Windows that long ago, and I've never seen a more literally worthless Linux distro than eLive.
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Why so? If you want old (ancient) software, and a Linux kernel so far out of date it's nearly criminal, then eLive may be your cup of tea. But for the rest of us there's the download that's anything but 'free', if you count time wasted and the aggravation that goes with it, a download that takes forever once you get past the 1 hour delay you're faced with if you don't cough up a ransom payment.
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On top of that there are no download torrents that actually work, plus it's almost impossible to successfully install once you have the ISO image in hand, if you get that far. Then the weird desktop setup and even weirder work flow once you have it installed, if you ever do, adds up to nothing about it being in the least intuitive.
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eLive feels more like an attempt to put together a 'visually cute' money making machine than a genuine effort to build a modern up to date distro worthy of serious consideration. All in all a giant waste of time and money, if you're so foolish as to actually pay good money to download it - which I'd highly advise against. ..Just sayin'


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