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Old 07. Mar 2010, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What about this one then?

Anyone know anything about this desktop in words I might understand?.... and I'm not talking about the cover shot!

http://www.elivecd.org/
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Old 07. Mar 2010, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From the looks of it(and by that I don't mean the cover shot ), and from what is there on Elive site, it looks good. The features listed look really good. As mentioned on the site, Elive is very light on resources, and the minimum requirements are sort of amazing. I must say I am very tempted to give Elive a try, and maybe I will. I could not find a review of its latest version though... would have been helpful. I found some old reviews, and they were positive.
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Old 07. Mar 2010, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's another review from desktop linux reviews.

I'm not sure what to make of it. From its webpage I get the impression its geared towards Graphics and photography. Reading the reviews from desktoplinuxreviews they mention that it makes a great OS for netbooks. There are also complaints about the install process. Probably the main reason I will avoid this is because the stable version is not free. Although the unstable version remains free. I do not have enough linux experience to commit to a paid version of linux just yet.

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Old 07. Mar 2010, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys - similar thoughts to my own. I too couldn't work out the terms completely but I think you can still use the stable version for free so long as it's run live and not installed. I realize though that for a lot of folks this isn't much good Whatever the pros and cons though yet another example of how interest in Linux is encouraging more developers and more options.
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I think it was a thing of the past, to pay donation, to be able to install the stable version of Elive. The review article is of July 2009. On the Elive site, I did not find any such thing being mentioned. That clause must have been removed. On the license page here, I cannot find anything of that sort :

http://www.elivecd.org/Help/License
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I think it was a thing of the past, to pay donation, to be able to install the stable version of Elive. The review article is of July 2009. On the Elive site, I did not find any such thing being mentioned. That clause must have been removed. On the license page here, I cannot find anything of that sort :

http://www.elivecd.org/Help/License
There's lots of comments about payment in the forum so I guess this is as one poster put it an "enforced donation" if you want to install the OS

http://forum.elivecd.org/read.php?21,4349
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Old 08. Mar 2010, 12:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I read their forums. And it seems that now they have made the download free, and you can use the live CD, but at the time of install, it will ask for donation. I also saw some complaints that key was not delivered even on payment. Well, I am not interested in it anymore. There are loads of FREE Linux distros out there, to choose from.
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And also, thanks for telling about this, because I was going to download the CD. Thank goodness .
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Agreed. Disappointing though because it does look different enough to be worth trying. Maybe the author will get he head together enough to slip into the "real" Linux ethos and either make it free and get a job or just ask for voluntary donations. After all, if it's good enough these will come naturally anyway.
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