Elive 3.0, the version we were all waiting for

On September 10, a new version of a fairly popular distribution was released among lovers of lightweight Gnu / Linux distributions. I'm talking about Elive, a distribution that has released its version 3, that is, Elive 3.0.

This version has taken more than 8 years to develop, something out of the ordinary, just as its team is abnormal, composed only of its developer and its bad reputation of being a proprietary distribution.So far, the Elive developer was asking for money to download Elive, something that could be dodged if we wanted. Now this has changed and You no longer need to make a donation to download the Elive ISO image, although donations continue to be accepted.

Elive 3.0 still builds on Debian with Enlightenment and tons of settings and customizations that make the combination not very easy to reproduce and perfect for any team with little resources. To make Elive 3.0 work we will need a laptop or computer with the following requirements:

  • 256 MB ram
  • A processor with 500 mHz.
  •  At least 10 Gb of HDD.
  • Graphics card compatible with 800x 600 pixels.

These requirements are met by practically all the equipment that exists on the market and those that are more than 15 years old., which makes Elive 3.0 a distribution that provides us with the latest Gnu / Linux for very old or obsolete computers.

Elive 3.0 features have not been reduced compared to previous versions and functionality, speed and style continue to be maintained in this new version. Also the official website It has been remodeled and updated, so we will find it easier to download Elive 3.0, although it will not be so easy to get the older and more obsolete versions of Elive.

I personally love this distro because it is based on Debian and because it makes our less powerful equipment are as fast and functional as if it were their first day. For a long time it was the queen of lightweight distributions and I think it will be again Do not you think?


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  1.   joscar7 said

    Really impressive graphic quality, and that it can work on computers that are 10 or 15 years old, is an excellent job.

  2.   Quantumbit said

    All development is welcome, but I see something absurd to take 8 years to publish something that is for "crappy" users who do not spend money for modern equipment, today you can buy computers for € 80 or € 100 if you do not want to upgrade it is because it does not give you The win, I do not understand the point of creating something like that and charging for it, honestly.

    256mb of RAM and 500Mhz, used by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago.