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Last Update: 2018-01-06 05:17 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: 70 (164), 6 months: 77 (153), 3 months: 62 (193), 4 weeks: 64 (216), 1 week: 107 (102)

Average visitor rating: 4.91/10 from 11 review(s).

Elive Summary
Distribution Elive
Home Page http://www.elivecd.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.elivecd.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots http://www.elivecd.org/screenshots/stable/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.elivecd.org/download/stable/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://bugs.elivecd.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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)
 • 2015-04-07: Development Release: Elive 2.6.2 (Beta)
 • 2015-02-28: Development Release: Elive 2.5.8 (Beta)
 • More Elive releases...

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Feature 2.9.22 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Feature
Release Date 2018-01-05 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) 3000-3100               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO 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 2.9.22 2.0 1.0 0.6   0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Full Package List
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Version: 2.9.22
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-01-05
Votes: 2

This is debian wheezy.(antic,in May 2018 wheezy will-be E.O.L) .All the best.Perhaps this distro should be SID. with bleeding edge software....Sorry 4 my poor english.!

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Version: 2.9.16
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-04
Votes: 0

Finally got away from running on virtual machines. On a physical machine is where this distro really shines. Just about everything works out of the box with just alittle tweaking(hp printers needed HPLIP installed) and all functions of the multi-use printers work. I don't have the fastest or the newest computer-(optiplex780 saved from junk pile) but I will be using it for years to come. It does everything I need + things I wouldn't expect. Lots of software available..

downside:..wish more modules came with it. The forecast module is a favorite of mine and after installing it I cant get it to work. Also don't see a desktop calendar module.. more themes and more wallpapers...this is an "eye-candy" distro..how about some candy..

other than that a great distro and well worth it. simple to install--alittle learning curve where everything is..but it runs damn near everything Ive thrown at it.

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Version: 2.9.14
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-12
Votes: 20

What a surprise, not what I was expecting. This systemV Debian based Distro, with enlightenment DE, punches above it's weight. Considering this is a 1 man band Distro. I've tested this both in live mode & Installed as bare metal on my laptop, Sony I5-2340M with dual Gpu intel Hd3000 & Radeon whistler 6630 series.
Easy auto install options. With just about every application, a regular desktop user requires. Even Wine & VM are there. Enlightenment uses virtually no resources, the min PC requirements are "256 MB of RAM and 500 Mhz CPU". This can be run as liveOs, or persistent-USB installation, as I stated I installed as a bare metal Os. Very easy to install with easy prompted auto config options.
As Linux is "Free open Source", This Os has legacy, current & beta option. Beta can be installed or used live for free. Current maybe used as a live distro for free. If you chose to install to disk, then you must make a donation. Even installing the beta you are prompted to make a donation via the browser(private window). It may take 4-5 minutes before the browser moves on from the donation page & download the small installer app. After the download completes, it takes about 5 Min to complete the install.
This distro is well worth the effort to install, I really like it & will continue testing. The older kernel in use is 3.16.93 obviously so that it can run smoothly on older machines. A lot of kudos to the developer.
Hope this was helpful, Thanks for reading.

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