Elive 2.3.0 Beta, a complete operating system for your computer, built on top of Debian GNU/Linux and customized to meet the needs of any user while still offering the eye-candy with minimal hardware requirements, is now available for testing.
A new version of this distribution has been released by its developers and numerous changes have been made, which includes the adoption of a new kernel.
“We appreciate your feedbacks and reports, you can found us on the live chat most of the times! Note that this development release doesn’t include yet the proprietary drivers for now (Nvidia/fglrx) but the open-source drivers should detect your hardware and configure your system without problems.”
“Beta versions are not as optimized as the Stable ones due to debug flags and developer profiles, you can encounter errors and incomplete things, if you want a more polished system try the Stable version instead,” reads the announcement.
According to the changelog, the Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.14 with the Reiser4 patch, a number of backports for Virtualbox, nvidia and fglrx drivers have been implemented, Enlightenment now has a much friendlier menu of applications, the Debian security repository is now included by default, and a few Elive Installer fixes have been added.
You can download Elive 2.3.0 Beta right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.