Development Release: Elive 3.8.1 (Beta)

  • Samuel F. Baggen has announced the availability of Elive 3.8.1, a new development snapshot of the project’s desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian 10 and featuring the Enlightenment 16 desktop. This is Elive’s first release labelled as “beta”: “The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 3.8.1. This new version includes: system updated to the last Debian ‘Buster’ base; reduced RAM resources usage; build improvements - these new ISO images include persistence, UEFI and SecureBoot all in a single build, we no longer require the special USB build to have only the persistence feature; language and keyboard improvements and an own tool included; Thunar features - admin mode fixed, the feature to set an image as wallpaper now works with E16 too; browsers updated, Firefox is now available with the Quantum features, Netsurf is included again as an extremely light alternative, Palemoon is available optionally in the repositories; kernel updates in the installed system are more reliable now.” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details. The 32-bit edition of Elive 3.8.1 is available for free, while the 64-bit variant is a “donationware”. Download (MD5) link: elive_3.8.1_alpha_hybrid_i386.iso (2,484MB, pkglist).

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