Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Elive 3.8.4 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 v3.8.4 BETA

This new version includes:

  • Debian Buster base system updated to the version 10.3
  • Kernel updated to 5.4.8 and extra drivers updated too
  • Fixed Thunar notifications issue when ejecting devices
  • Conky: fixed listing of ram and disk processes, added visual graph for disk usage
  • elive-upgrader stability improvements
  • smplayer: fix for subtitles which displayed wrong characters for videos downloaded from youtube-dl
  • Installer: fixes for NVME disks with automated disk partitioning and encryption, improvements for sharing a home partition. Reiserfs (v3) included back into the installer
  • Browser extensions enabled by default: ublock-origin to block ADs and annoying publicity’s from websites, and a plugin to download any media file to your computer like youtube videos, downloads are now automatically set to the default Downloads directory of the users translated directory
  • Other: website stability improved for the downloading of the isos