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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: 94 (132), 6 months: 98 (121), 3 months: 66 (179), 4 weeks: 110 (120), 1 week: 104 (115)

Average visitor rating: 7.7/10 from 57 review(s).

Elive Summary
Distribution Elive
Home Page http://www.elivecd.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forum.elivecd.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots http://www.elivecd.org/screenshots/stable/DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.elivecd.org/download/stable/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.elivecd.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
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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: 3.0.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-21
Votes: 1

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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Version: 3.7.14
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-20
Votes: 0

Awesome distro. Runs like a rock with either e16 or e23.99 (I prefer 16 but thats a personal choice) everything works OOB with in my experience is somewhat unique. Fast..easy on resources..a great choice for an "experienced" machine or a brand new speed demon. Everything works..flat bed scanner, webcam with cheese, 5 channel SB card, my sons gaming video board, every piece of storage I throw at it..its now my permanent system. Thats how good it is.

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Version: 3.0.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-06
Votes: 0

Impressive how manage very low resources and gives quickly responses. It has impressive and useful functions for example on tab completition or visual red advice when you wrote rm command.

The MAC appeareace wasn't atractive for me since today with Elive, brilliant implemention and far better as other distros that have also MAC appearance with Xfce.

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