Elive Linux is a distribution of the operating system GNU / Linux , based on the establishments of Debian GNU/Linux Etch . It maintains compatibility with her mother distribution, so you can use packages Debian while those of Elive, these repositories are set this way by default. Also inherits hardware compatibility and adds different controllers that are not officially part of the core Linux .
Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points.
Unlike other distributions, Elive desktops do not use GNOME or KDE , but uses Enlightenment DR16 and DR17. In addition, not only is a specialized system for multimedia , both playback and video editing or 3D, but is also ready to be used on other things like office work, internet, networks and servers, etc.
Elive provides animated elements like backgrounds, icons, widgets, and even the terminal, in Elive your desktop can have 3D effects without need of an accelerated graphic card, and the best, it also can work in your oldest computers.
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