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Elive 2.0
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1 19952 09-07-2010
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0



Description: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the Stable version 2.0 Codename Topaz. The new stable version of Elive has a huge list of improvements. Its ease of use makes it suitable for any kind of user along with a totally new Linux experience for those who have not tried Elive before. Changelog: autolaunchers - entirely rewritten with better stability and more features; user configurators - many user configurators added to configure anything; drivers - Linux kernel 2.6.30.9 with support for special hardware and other features like TuxOnIce (hibernation), Reiser4FS, ext4...."
Keywords: Topaz kernel-2.6.30.9 TuxOnIce Reiser4FS ext4


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Old 09-07-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
nightwalker1977
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: ubuntu netbook 10.04, jolicloud 1.1, and a custom one-off distro
Posts: 32

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: nice eye candy, lightweight, highly configurable, smooth
Cons: touchy for new users, getting to the actual install can be complicated and can cost money



While I haven't really dug into the nitty gritty of this distro (yet), the little I have used it makes me like it more each time I play around in it. I've only used the live version on my netbook, but if it works out I'll install it on my desktop as well. Thinking of which, the live setup options did tailor display and wifi to the particular netbook I own, an hp mini 1030nr. It allowed me to set a maximum resolution of the typical 1024x600, it notified me of the two possible wifi drivers available, and suggested how to fix if the first option didn't work.

As most will take note of, it does sport the E17 version of the Enlightenment desktop and a nice array of goodies and applets by default.

It'd be in my honest, humble opinion an OS for the slightly knowledgeable computer user while still being easy enough for a patient novice to figure out. I would definitely advise others to check it out.
 




  



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