After 8 years of development
Elive releases it's version 3.0
Do not renew your computer,
renew your operating system.
Debian is used for the base system and it is fully compatible with it
2500+ added own packages to make it so unique
Enlightenment as desktop, with own modifications
Live mode with own persistence features
Own made installer with unique features
Tons of tools for advanced users
Minimum requirements: 256 MB RAM / 500 Mhz CPU - For 128 MB / 300 Mhz check other downloads
- Linux is the favorite operating-system of major tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, PayPal, Walmart, and the list goes on and on..
- Linux controls the particle accelerator at CERN
- Most consumer electronics
- More than 80 percent of smartphones (via Android)
- 498 of the 500 fastest supercomputers of the world uses Linux (update: now all 500/500)
- Most global markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the London Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange
- More than 75 percent of cloud-enabled enterprises
- 95 percent of the top 1 million domains
- Visual effects of Titanic and Avatar were developed in 3D applications on Linux
- The bullet trains in Japan use Linux to maintain and manage the sophisticated Automatic Train Control system.
- The In-Vehicle-Infotainment technology (IVI) inside Toyota and other automobiles use Linux platform.
- In 2002, Microsoft had accumulated a $ 421 million cost of fighting the spread of Linux,
- As of January 2010, Linux still only has a 1.02% market share within desktops. In 2018 is 1.46%
It is impossible that a virus can exist here, due to how the security works internally. Viruses are mostly made to sell antivirus, similar as how pharmaceutical companies sell cures, and we do not sell anything.
Benchmarks, optimizations, strong tests, compilation flags, strips, delicate decisions and a madness for perfectionism. Without planned obsolescence never slows down over time. Made to work fast in old computers, results blazing fast in newer ones.
Try before install
Run Elive from an USB or DVD to try it without being required to install it, enjoy our own Persistence system to save your sessions and files featuring hardware-based profiles to work anywhere
Work for real
Forget the concept of popups, emergent updates, forced reboots that breaks your work, software trials, serial numbers, forget ads even in the web, all of this are unacceptable to us. Focus on what is important, your life is for enjoy and not being screwed up.
Extended usability for multiple screens, with 10 preconfigured monitors, automated detection, and an own Elive tool to manage them, acting like a mix between different screens and shared workspaces. Never a multiscreen setup has been so useful!
Use Elive entirely cost-free, without restrictions or limitations. This project is made with love and not for a monetary interest. Help me to make it better known, giving this opportunity for more people to use it.
Simple and clean, your desktop will never be a mess, organized distribution, applications not saturated of options, includes helpers and automations on-demand, save your working state, everything designed so that even your cat can use it.
We spend many hours making delicate selections of the best applications, to give you a complete system ready to use with every quality software that you may ever need.
Worried about your personal data sent to corporations? There is no place for this question in Elive. It is open source, so you and anyone else can read what is happening inside the system.
In order to support even the poorest countries, we made it working for any language in the world, even the rarest ones! Your country is detected by geolocation to preconfigure your language and your keyboard even with exotic language inputs. You can also set it with a boot parameter like country=uk
How many systems still have compiz? This is an exclusive integration with superpowers; it is super fast, totally stable, providing gorgeous 3D desktop visuals, and, most importantly, it improves desktop usability thanks to unique features
Elive is extremely stable, and your desktop interface can never block. To lose your working state is something unacceptable for us. You and only you decide when to close your opened applications. Forget about unnecessary reboots forever!
While many distros are like a mix of packages, Elive has a ton of carefully refined customizations to make the entire system functional for everyday use, with everything working as expected to be
Sizes & Fonts
Worried about the optimal sizes of elements in desktop? Fonts are automatically configured based in the resolution and DPI of your screen to fit the most standard size for your eyes. You can configure it later or be amazed with the win+z key feature
Why lose your time dealing with stuck processes? Watchers constantly check that everything is working correctly and take specific actions to keep the environment stable and running. Just like a human body that repairs itself.
Includes many amazing default configurations and native tools which are extremely useful for advanced users. Even a bash framework to automate your needs is included!
Elive does not simply follow rules; it has its own concept of usability and productivity. The result is an incredible, yet simple and familiar interface with its own way to deal with everyday tasks in the most efficient and optimal way.
The system is setup differently depending of the type of computer. And one of the main Elive philosophies is: Do not overwhelm the user with all the options, use auto detections when is possible, and shows additional options only when they are needed.
Professional video editing, converting between formats, media center, audio edition, ripping, DJ mixer. Even vertical synchronization for a perfect video playback, everything ready to be used!
Change the look from fonts and colors or even create animated icons and wallpapers, or you can go deeper by changing how things actionates and interacts, or even change the entire desktop behaviour!
All your personal information is protected with strong encryption so that nobody would have access to it at all, even if you lose your computer. Settings dynamically set based in your hardware to not slow down your computer. Also included for the Live mode with saved sessions (persistence)
Elive does not like any discriminatory form, special support for specific hardware, with wizard configurations and own installers, including Nvidia, ATI, webcams, B43, and many other rare wifi's
Focusing in provide a well tested stable environment with an optimal system setup
This OS is very impressive! I am 50 years old, I played with many operating systems from DOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS and more, I have been an IT consultant for 20+ years and I simply love what they did.
My Windows system quit after 3 years, later my boyfriend installed Elive on my laptop.I do not miss Windows one bit!Thank you for this awesome system that is super user-friendly to intermediate people like me!
Elive was the only way to convince my childrens to use Linux, from all the other systems that I have tried they prefered to use Windows XP. Now they are fans of Elive! (Note: they have 5, 7 and 9 years old). Excellent work, Congratulations!
Elive saved my PC, it is now running like new and with lots of features. Everything works straight out of the box and is elegant and easy to use. Thank you Elive!!! You deserve much more recognition!
Eight bit al
Some distros are set up like a house decorated. Elive is like a home that someone lives in. Users will discover the many subtle details only after living with Elive for a while.
for slow computers
Improving the World since 2005
Reducing technological waste
With the fast-growing, planned obsolescence of capitalist-producer monsters, there are 50 million metric tons of technological waste world-wide every year. There are no words to say how unacceptable this situation is. Thanks to Elive, you can use computers up to 15 years old and they will not slow down over time.
Schools re-using computers
Around the world, most schools work with old computers. Thus, instructors have to teach obsolete knowledge from outdated systems with computers that are so slow that their efficiency is decreased drastically and the student motivation is negatively impacted. Using Elive in these computers makes them revive providing an always-working, ready to be used, stable experience. Elive is also the preferred choice for Universities due to its lightness and beautiful and elegant, friendly interfaces.
Not everybody can buy a computer. Elive can turn a 100 dollars used computer into a powerful machine that works faster than most of the new ones, plus it includes a big selection of professional software entirely for free that boosts to a much wider range of possibilities to everyone.
Interconnecting the world
When poor countries can connect to new technologies, the world-wide knowledge is spread to them, bringing direct access to advanced knowledge. In addition, the global sharing of knowledge helps surpassing aberrant behavior from conservative cultures. Elive includes many international languages, even some which are uncommon to find in operating systems. Elive is breaking frontiers to interconnect cultures and families with their elders by giving a friendly, ready to be used system.
Enterprises saving money
Enterprises spend gigantic amounts of money in renewing their computers and constantly requiring maintenance. Switching to Elive in their computers spares them the trouble of renewing computers to stay competitive over the time, requiring no maintenance and with a much more stable uptime. Plus the system is more intuitive for their workers and has a less distracted, more continuous workflow.
Ever thought how much time is lost due to slow and unreliable operating systems? If it only was a half hour per day, we have already wasted 520 thousand of entire human lifes since 1990. Do not waste your life, use Elive.
Your support is crucial
I personally want to give a really BIG thank you to every person that donated to this project, because even with all the difficulties surfaced, Elive 3.0 wont have never been a reality without them