September 23, 2020

Elive 3.8.16 BETA released, Linux distro based on Debian

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Elive is a very stablenon-commercial and cost-free operating system that replaces your default system in your computer, it is raised by donations and is developed and maintained by one person.

Elive provides an intuitive experience in a fully complete system ready for daily use. The desktop is a very customized version of Enlightenment which offers a light and beautiful experience that works great on even the oldest computers and uses Debian as a base to provide a perfectly stable and powerful system.

It can be run directly in the Live mode without the need to install having an own guided persistence feature, and if you want to convert your computer in a powerful workstation our very friendly installer includes much features to ease the process.

Elive is a mix between an easy to use a system for non-experienced users and includes incredibly useful tools for the advanced ones, this hybrid comes in the form of a clean and beautiful desktop yet powerful to do any task.



  • Lightness & Speed
  • Eyecandy, effects, and beautiful desktop
  • Intuitive & Simplicity
  • Guided and Automated
  • Complete, full of apps and features
  • Multimedia
  • Own features and integration
  • Futuristic and clean desktop
  • Comfortable to work
  • Virus-free, Ads-free, Cost-free
  • No need to install & saves sessions
  • Installer with migration, upgrade, and auto modes
  • Runs on 256 MB of RAM and 500 Mhz CPU
  • Full root access
  • Programing Features

Changelog v3.8.16 BETA

  • Kernel 5.7.10 and updated drivers
  • Optimizations while installing packages in Live mode
  • Virtual machines: included feature to configure and remember a specific resolution
  • Wine improvements for running installed software
  • SSD/NVME performance improvements by: disabled realtime discards, enabled a safe weekly fstrim job, much faster speeds using now a simpler and efficient scheduler
  • eltrans, the elive translator tool is working again
  • Hotkeys PDF shows up with a better user-experience now
  • document included about how to customize and create your own E16 themes
  • other fixes: updated tmux compatible configurations, nicotine updates and fixes, netflix compatibility feature is working again