Elive is a Live installable Distro featuring the Enlightenment window manager
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution with the Enlightenment window manager. If you havenít seen the Enlightenment desktop before then youíre in for a treat. Enlightenment is a total new approach to how a desktop GUI should be. This version includes hard disk installation, NVIDIA & ATI drivers, and the possibility to compile and install any program in the live CD system or install any extra package on the fly, stable and fully configured environment. With this version installed on hard disk, you have an option to upgrade to another version with a simple apt-get upgrade
This version is ready for the end users and not just hard core testers. It is a more intuitive, efficient and easy-to-use system. It has better integration of the file manager and the mime types, a nice kernel especially for multimedia and big process loads, a light-weight foot print, much better compatibility with Windows system, more hardware supported, better graphical recognition,
Elive's installer has been re-built from scratch, it supports new filesystem ReiserFS. To install Elive click on the icon similar to the one you can see here. The installer will guide you with some examples through the steps.
The liveCD is only a demo of the Elive possibilities, not all features are there, the installed system works under a newer kernel (based on debian 2.6.18), auto mounts USB keys, play DVD's automatically and also can launch Windows CD's!... Install Elive if you want to benefit from all features in the best conditions.
We would also like to remind you that E17 is in heavy developement. Actually, it is quite stable but not everything works perfectly, if you have any problems (in e17), first try the same thing on e16 and you may understand the problem better. (actually on e17, your cpu can start working at full speed or you may have problems playing videos).
I'd recommend a minimum of 256mb of ram in Live Mode. It might work with less but you probably won't get the full E17 effect.