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Elive 1.6 is out!!!

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Hi everyone I have just tried the Elive 1.6, it loads in less than 2 minuites, this is ridiculously FAST, I am sure you all know the first release of elive [version 0.1] was based on knoppix, then the developer moved to Morphix in version 0.3, in version 0.4 elive switched again to another base named DSS [Debian Script Set] and from then on to know Elive has been using DSS, but the developer is still not contented with DSS,
so he is now moving to another, yes he is moving again!, this time he is moving to his own boot system he wrote, he calls it, ELI [Elive Live Initramfs]

For along time elive was based on E17 0.16.999.026, but for the resent releases he has moved to the new [Latest] version of e17 [0.16.9999.042]. This upgrade was nice for the users who wanted to see what the new e17 was all about, but also some users LOVE the old e17, so the developer deviced to make on final STABLE release of the old e17, which is also the LAST stable release of Elive [Elive Gem 1.0].

There have been a number of bug reported about elive installer, but for some users it worked without a glitch so for the new Elive most likely version 2.0 and development releases before that, we will all see a new installer, unfortunately it's not in this release [Elive 1.6], i hope to see it in the next release though.

If you have tried elive before, and you have an Nvidia, you can remember choosing which video driver to install, this process will be automated too, the new Elive system will be able to detect your card and install the correct drivers, but if it failed too, it wont crash, it will just allow you to select which driver is correct.


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well currently you are still required to donate, but this "donation scheme" is about to change for the next "stable" release, they said something about it being FREE to download and run it on live mode, but i think to install it you might have to donate, i am not sure sure about this, but it's something i heard, also there is many new themes out there , and yes IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE A THEME OR ANIMATED WALLPAPER, but in the end they all look sexy in some way, about the look, well Elive still looks the same way but, the version of e17 has changed, so there is a lot of new features.

here is a line to get elive 1.6 dev

oh oh before u download it download this and watch it
it's a video of the damn thing moving so damn FAST


I always liked Elive. If I remember correctly, it always did well on my hardware. But I was starting to get tired of those same themes that been used since the inception. I realize it must take a lot time and effort to make one of those animated themes, but I think it would be time well invested. Folks look forward to a new look with new versions. If it looks the same, then it doesn't feel updated. Have they updated the look?

Also, folks got real disenchanted with elive once it became a hassel to download. I know how discouraging the donation scheme can become - I used to date a distro developer, but making it (almost) a necessity doesn't net the results desired. It just puts a bad taste in everyone's mouth (and bad comments after a review). Is it still where one must either donate or email to get access?

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