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08 March 2010, 16:13

Elive 2.0 LiveCD Linux distribution released

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Elive version 2.0, named Topaz, has been released. Elive is a Debian GNU / Linux based LiveCD distribution that can be run from CD or installed on a USB stick or hard drive. The developers say the distribution is designed to minimise the hardware resources required, and will even run a modern desktop with sufficient speed on older computers.

Topaz, uses Linux Kernel version and comes with both the Compiz window manager and Enlightenment (version e17). However, the developers don't recommend Compiz for production use, because the system could become unstable. New features include support for Bluetooth, Internet dial-up via cell phone or data stick and support for the Ext4 and ReiserFS 4 file systems.

Elive 2.0 supports not only the upgrade from the previous stable release 1.9, but the conversion of almost any Linux system to Elive, where the user accounts, including passwords, data, and various configuration files are automatically copied over to the new installation.


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