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Elive 3.0 Stable

After 8 years of work, the final version is ready with an amazing result.

Entirely cost-free: yes | Last update: 3.0.3

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Using delayed downloads motivates users to donate, which is crucial for Elive to exist,
while still can provide the system cost-free to everyone.

“Elive is not made for newbies. Elive is not made for experienced people. Elive is not made for enterprises or personal user. Elive is art. It is simply for the people who appreciate it and want to use it. Feel free to try Elive, because only you decide what you want in this world!”

Elive philosophy since 2005

I personally want to say a BIG thank you to every person who donated to this project, Elive 3.0 wont have never been a reality without them

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Elive Founder


  1. Create your Elive bootable USB stick
  2. Disable UEFI and options in BIOS
  3. Boot from your Elive media (bios menu)


Important: Use only the tools suggested to record your USB or you won’t be able to boot it correctly due to modifications that other tools does.


See More FAQs, or the new Forums & howto’s

Technical details

  • Min. Requirements: 192 Mb RAM, 500 Mhz CPU

  • 32-bit, non-UEFI, sysinit, PAE (bigmem) kernel + 486 kernel

  • Install & Live, with advanced persistence features and encryption

  • The downloads includes an optimal mix of a perfect system, like cached packages for install without internet, a good suite of applications, demo data, and all the unique Elive features, the system stills light and fast and the installer includes options to make the installed system very light.

Next Development

The plans for the next version are to include:

  1. 64-bit support
  2. UEFI
  3. Updated Software / Drivers

Including only these 4 important goals can allow us to have a much faster release date with an amazing result like Elive 3.0


Unfortunately, there’s not enough resources to start the next development phase and it will only start when it would be possible, if you want to help there’s how:

  1. Elive is not enough known to the world to have an enough funding of donations to continue the project. If you can spend a few minutes, share Elive everywhere, in blogs, social medias, and friends, write to your favorite Linux Magazine’s suggesting to talk about Elive 3.0!
  2. Support this project, with any amount which is the only way to make the next version exist
  3. Collaborate in different areas, we have made a special section in the new forums for them