I have been using the latest version of the unstable branch. I use it all the time and have had no problems at all. All my hardware, including my SMC USB WIFI is working fine.
I have installed some applications that I use for my businesses. They installed fine, they run fine (LedgerSMB), Opera 9.50, Bluefish. The system is responsive and fast, just what I wanted.
Debian itself is new to me. Your Elive caught my eye, though, and I tried it. Cool. Everything works nicely, and all the most important things are there.
But, the story, and the kudos, don't stop there.
My family is basically Microsoft oriented. The wife and kids have always been hesitant about experimenting with Linux, of any flavor.
My youngest son (age 15) simply fell in love with the Enlightenment desktop, and the window management system.
To the creators behind this awesome distro, please allow me to congratulate you and give you my thanks, for creating this unique piece of software.
Elive is fast, super fast, freaking fast, is a gem.
My old Toshiba Satellite4030CDT laptop suddenly looks and feels like a modern computer thanks to Elive. What a difference from that boring Windows 98! Everything essential like screen settings and AlsaSound worked flawlessly after installation. I even got wireless lan from USB dongle whith help of Ndiswrapper and WICD.
The best distro i used so far! :D
You guys don't get enough props for this.
I keep coming back to Elive. Better than any other distro. E17 is just too goddamn beautiful.
Keep up the good work!