A new pre-release build of the Elive live CD 0.4 is out. Designed for fans of the Enlightenment window manager, the new version includes the latest development code of both E16, the current stable release, and E17, the new major update of the beautiful desktop. Besides featuring the Enlightenment eye-candy, the live CD also includes the latest versions of Blender (2.41), Cinerella (2.0.0), and other popular applications for graphics and multimedia use. The distribution's entire base system has been synchronised with the Debian unstable branch. Testing is expected to last one week and if no showstopper bugs are found, this pre-release will become 0.4 final.
Elive is your GNU/Linux distribution based on Enlightenment 17 and 16 desktop environments with a selection of the best things available in the linux world.
You should not see Elive as a common LiveCD, that word can't explain what it really is. First of all, Elive has one of the best hardware autodetection and selfconfiguration of the linux systems, as well as a wide support for different kinds of monitors. This means everyone will have their X server running.
It has also the capability of writting in a virtual system (in the liveCD mode). This allows to install any program through apt-get or compile it, without any problem. This will not change anything on the cd or your system once you reboot.
Elive is not only a liveCD, but also a debian based distribution (actually in etch) that can be installed on the harddisk. The installation differs from every other liveCD, there have been much work to make it clean (common live cd installations are pretty buggy). Elive was created form scratch, making it a totally clean system. Designed to have a bug free installation independent of the liveCD. Elive has two distinct systems to achieve this.
Elive aims to be something amazing, without being hard to use, that's what makes the biggest difference between others livecds. Featuring great performances, and also a full desktop for the linux newbie and the advanced user.
The default window manager is Enlightenment 16.8. Of course Enlightenment 17 is also included , as well as the EFL libraries and most of the applications made on top of this libraries.
Elive gives you access to many packages that are not included in others distros, including a selection of the best available GNU/Linux programs. We hope you find it useful and you found what you were looking for in a livecd.
Themes and graphics
Bootsplash and boot menu themes.
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