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Have you ever dreamed of using Compiz in Enlightenment ?

Elive was the first distro to bring it to reality!

In the midst of the development in the Elive Labs. Thanatermesis has been experimenting in secret with a special version of Elive for the New Year! Something that has been wished for/requested for a long time, E17 + Compiz ! As a gift to you, and (as far as we know) the first distro to include this…in an easily installable Live system!

Is your computer enough fast?

Nothing to worry! In Elive is so blazing fast and light that you cannot believe it! And since you cannot believe it, there’s two small videos that can demonstrate it! :)

This computer is the first “Asus Eeepc 701” nettop’s, with only 4GB of hard disk, 500 Mb of Ram and 600 Mhz of cpu (overclockable to 900). The version of Elive used was the stable Topaz or even Gem probably, and was installed using Reiser4 with real time compression to be able to fit in only 4gb 🙂

And this computer is one of the first models of “Acer Aspire ONE” nettop. This video was recorded recently in a beta version of Elive, manual loading of the compiz features was needed by enabling the Ecomorph emodule and configuring it myself!

So how to use “Compiz” in Elive?

In the past there was a Special version of Elive that included the specific feature of Compiz for Enlightenment, actually this feature is fully functional and included in the normal versions of Elive 🙂

But first of all, the Compiz is not really called Compiz here, but Ecomorph, and you can simply load the module “Ecomorph” in your desktop (enlightenment) to use it, in the last beta version it may be probably not configured so you would need to configure it yourself, there’s a ton of options that you can play with to reach the biggest gorgeous effects like in these videos!

Instead, the stable versions include it in a more friendly way and directly ready to be used, with hotkeys that you can found in your Documents directory and the optimal selection of effects already made!

What about the old versions of Elive? Well, there’s a special torrent that includes all the old stable versions of Elive of the history, please seed it and enjoy playing with those ancient reliques!