Elive 3.8.12 Beta Released With Outdated Enlightenment 16 Desktop


Elive is a faster, friendlier, and feature-rich Linux distribution built on top of Debian GNU/Linux. The Elive team recently released its beta version 3.8.12 with an old and yet intuitive Enlightenment 16 as a temporary desktop environment.

Elive 3.8.12 Beta: Lightweight With 32-Bit Support

The latest version seems more rock-solid than before by inheriting stability and reliability from the base system Debian 10 Buster. Like all previous releases, it ships over 2000 packages with a full suite of applications and tools.

Additionally, if you want new or old driver support and features, Elive 3.8.12 has everything for both with 32-bit and 64-bit ISO and two kernel options. Elive is the best fit for all users whether they’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

Here are some highlights of the key features of Elive 3.8.12 beta:

  • Elive-Upgrader to upgrade bios and other firmware (only on UEFI installs)
  • Non-ASCII usernames support like åtgärd
  • Optimizations for low resource machines which can also use 175 MB of RAM
  • Fixed issue with a blank screen during installation
  • Less space used for a boot partition
  • Improved installer and installation speed
  • Improved performance schedulers for hard disk optimizations
  • Fix for repositories not updating
  • A new custom desktop experience
  • Migration from 3.0 stable included (from 32bit to 64bit too)

How To Download And Install Elive 3.8.12 Beta?

You can download the latest beta version 3.8.12 from the official site here. The ISO images are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit devices. For the next process of creating a bootable USB and installation, head over to the instruction page here.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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