Elive 2.0 / 2.5.0 Beta
Features at a glance
The distribution supports a plethora of Wireless devices, and can be tested in a virtual machine inside Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating systems. It includes a wide range of open source application for common tasks like web browsing, emailing, music playback, etc.
Another interesting feature is the ability to install other operating systems and run them on the same machine. Furthermore, you can automate tasks, run games and game emulators, share folders or access remote ones, and much more.
Distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD
It is distributed as a single ISO image that should run well on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Supports multiple languages and automatically detects most of your hardware components, as well as the timezone and language, based on your IP address.
Built around the modern Enlightenment desktop environment
As mentioned, the desktop session is powered by the lightweight and modern Enlightenment desktop environment. The Elive project provides users with an ISO image bundled with the current stable release of Enlightenment, and a Beta version, which runs the current development branch of the popular window manager.
The desktop is comprised of a pager, so you can organize your workspace much better, and an applications bar from where you can launch your favorite applications. In addition, the OS supports multiple audio cards at the same time, and comes with many options, allowing users to configure the Enlightenment session as they see fit. You can customize everything!
Designed for low-end computers
With Elive and Enlightenment, there’s no need to buy a performance video card, because all the desktop effects are software-rendered. Therefore, we recommend it to those of you who want to transform old computers into modern workstations.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 19th, 2014
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- Optimizations in Kernel: CK2 (Con Kolivas patches) with the BFS (Brain F@#k Scheduler) and BFQ (Budget Fair Queueing) set by default that improves your desktop interactivity and your hard disk I/O
- Updated version 3.16.7 of the kernel to include the new CKT patches that includes a lot of bug-fixes
- Much more friendly way to know who and where you are in your terminal as you can see on this example screenshot
- Much better integration of Dropbox in your File-Manager
Application descriptionElive is an open source Live CD Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and featuring the Enlightenment E17 d...