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Last Update: 2019-12-08 08:11 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: 89 (139), 6 months: 71 (168), 3 months: 66 (183), 4 weeks: 114 (102), 1 week: 102 (104)

Average visitor rating: 7.76/10 from 59 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:
 • 2019-12-08: Development Release: Elive 3.8.1 (Beta)
 • 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)
 • More Elive releases...

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Feature 3.8.1 3.0.4 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Feature
Release Date 2019-12-08 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 3.8.1 3.0.4 2.0 1.0 0.6   0.4.2 0.3 0.1 Full Package List
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Version: 3.8.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-24
Votes: 0

Elive 64bit, although in beta release, is better of the large majority of distros!!!
Elive is developed by Thanatermesis, a very true Genius in Linux distro settings!!!
Every serious Linux user enjoys great profit using Elive Linux!!!

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Version: 3.8.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-12-17
Votes: 0

After having tried the alpha version, it’s 1 week that I am using the 3.8.1, mainly for office purposes and surfing the web and I’m happy with it: no issues at all.
Good choice of sw, it works fine ootb.
No probs with wi fi connection and drivers. To my big surprise it could also made to work a very old ATX 111 wi fi card, with ndiswrapper.

I like this distro for many reasons:
- it’s beautiful (# 1, according to my taste),
- it’s pretty light, and fast on old computers (#3 after Q4OS (1st) and Antix (2nd), according to my tests),
- no issues at all after 1 week of office work and general purpose tests.

CONS (= very little probs):
I find a bit complicated the Enlightement DE (my fault);
I tried to change the theme with a one more similar to Mac, trying to change the upper right 3 square buttons, with the 3 Mac round buttons, but I couldnt (my fault?);
in order to ask some help I tried to subscribe to the Elive’s forum, but I was discouraged by the owner’s rules, so I didnt (my fault??);
I tried to install it on an old Macbook pro early 2008 (32 bit), with no success (I think this is a Debian’s prob, with ubuntu and derivates it works very fine)

Final thoughts
It’s a brilliant job!

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Version: 3.0.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-21
Votes: 4

Elive is my favorite most ambitious distro out right now. The team is just getting started and cannot wait for future developments.

This is one distro to keep your eye on for sure. I run the 32bit version, which is free, on an older machine and it runs very well.

I love the polished enlightenment desktop; fine tuned for a responsive experience.

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