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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Hi everyone I have just tried the Elive 1.6, it loads in less than 2 minuites, this is ridiculously FAST, I am sure you all know the first release of elive [version 0.1] was based on knoppix, then the developer moved to Morphix in version 0.3, in version 0.4 elive switched again to another base named DSS [Debian Script Set] and from then on to know Elive has been using DSS, but the developer is still not contented with DSS,
so he is now moving to another, yes he is moving again!, this time he is moving to his own boot system he wrote, he calls it, ELI [Elive Live Initramfs]
For along time elive was based on E17 0.16.999.026, but for the resent releases he has moved to the new [Latest] version of e17 [0.16.9999.042]. This upgrade was nice for the users who wanted to see what the new e17 was all about, but also some users LOVE the old e17, so the developer deviced to make on final STABLE release of the old e17, which is also the LAST stable release of Elive [Elive Gem 1.0].
There have been a number of bug reported about elive installer, but for some users it worked without a glitch so for the new Elive most likely version 2.0 and development releases before that, we will all see a new installer, unfortunately it's not in this release [Elive 1.6], i hope to see it in the next release though.
If you have tried elive before, and you have an Nvidia, you can remember choosing which video driver to install, this process will be automated too, the new Elive system will be able to detect your card and install the correct drivers, but if it failed too, it wont crash, it will just allow you to select which driver is correct.