The developer of the Linux distribution "Elive" unveiled Some days ago releasing the Beta version of what will be the version 3.8.4 of this distribution. With this release, the system goes from an alpha version to a beta version (in theory with greater stability and the phase of frozen changes and development).
For those who are unaware of Elive, you should know that it is a Linux distribution that is characterized by providing an intuitive experience in a completely system, ready for daily use. The desktop environment by Elive it's a very custom version of Enlightenment It offers a light and beautiful experience that works great even on older computers and uses Debian as the foundation to provide a perfectly stable and powerful system.
It can be run directly in live mode without the need to install your own guided persistence feature. Even if the user wants to install the distribution on their computer, Elive has a very friendly installer that includes many features to facilitate the process.
Elive is a mix between an easy-to-use system for inexperienced users and includes incredibly useful tools for the advanced. This hybrid comes in the form of a clean and beautiful desktop, yet powerful to get any task done.
An of the features that make Elive a Linux distribution to take into account, is that this still has support for 32-bit processors (x86) with which Elive is still one of the few Linux distributions currently with support for this.
What's new in the Elive 3.8.4 Beta?
This Beta version of Elive 3.8.4 arrives with some important changes. One of them is base system upgrade, which happens to Debian Buster 10.3, along with Linux kernel 5.4.8 with which an additional update of the drivers and greater hardware support is carried out.
Moreover, update tool stability improvements are mentioned "Elive-Updater".
For the case of people using NVMe disks, this new version offers improvements to disk partitioning, as well as improvements to share partitions. It is mentioned that Reiserfs v3 is included again in the installer.
Another of the changes that are mentioned are in the browser extensions which are enabled by default. One of them is ublock-origin which is added to block ads and annoying website advertising, as well as a plugin to download any multimedia file to your computer like youtube videos for example.
In the part of the desktop we can find that Conky, now shows us a fixed list of RAM and disk processesIn addition, the Thunar notifications issue when ejecting devices was fixed.
Regarding the software offered, we can find the following applications of which some are optional (since they can be excluded from the installation): Steam (optional), Wine, PlayOnLinux, LibreOffice, DropBox (optional) Opera (optional), Chrome (optional ), VirtualBox, Caliber, Skype (optional), Rawtherapee, Darktable, Luminance-hdr, Blender, Cinelerra-GG, Flowblade, Kodi (xmbc), additional icon themes.
Finally, if you want to know more about it, you can check the details In the following link.
Download Elive 3.8.4 Beta
It is important to mention that users they can download the distribution immediately after a donation. In case you don't want to donate, they must download the distribution only for 32 bits.
For this you must go to the official website of the project and in its download section you will be able to obtain the download link of the distribution by placing your email. The link is this.
The minimum requirements to be able to run this system are 256 MB of RAM and CPU with a frequency of 500 MHz, so it is an excellent distribution for those teams with low resources that want to run a stable and current distribution.
And to burn the ISO image of the system on a USB I can recommend the use of Etcher which is a multiplatform tool.