One of the most famous and oldest light distributions, Elive, has released a new development version, Elive 2.9.2, a version that brings many new features and is also one of the last versions before the release of Elive 3.0, the next great stable version of the project.
Elive is a lightweight distribution that uses as a base for Debian to conjugate with the Enligthenment 17 desktop and get a light, beautiful and functional layout, without requiring special hardware or high specifications.
Elive 3.0 is about to be available to everyone
So far, the developers of Elive have created an official and stable version that corresponds to Elive 2.0, leaving the following versions as development versions until creating an improved and stable version of Elive. In the latest version not only bugs have been corrected but important aspects such as the installer have been improved (easier and more intuitive), the wifi connection (improved), the dock (new functions that it adopts) or the audio (with more support from Alsa and Pulseaudio). Without forget the customization service offered by the project to create a custom distribution based on Elive.
Aspects that change significantly and make the installation and use of Elive even better, both on new computers and on old computers with few resources. Elive 2.9.2 as well as the previous versions, we can get them from the official website of the project, where we can also get more information about the distribution, such as the programs it uses or the installation media.
Elive 3.0 promises to be a powerful and functional lightweight distribution for its users, without being less pretty than the rest. And this is where Elive has its virtue, a virtue that has been an example of many light distributions such as Puppy Linux or Lubuntu, which have tried to offer their best version with the best possible aesthetics.