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A review showing that out-of-the-box capabilities of the recently released Elive 1.0. Elive has been touted as one of the prettiest distributions available, but how does it stack up?

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Created by antiprophet 14 years 26 weeks ago
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Starchild

14 years 26 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago

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Elive is not free software.

Elive is not free software.

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spikeb

14 years 26 weeks 6 days 38 min ago

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how so?

how so?

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antiprophet

14 years 26 weeks 6 days 4 min ago

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It is unfortunate that the creator

It is unfortunate that the creator of the distribution does require a donation for download. That being said, you can find mirrors where you can download it for free.

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spikeb

14 years 26 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago

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requiring payment doesn't make

requiring payment doesn't make something non-free

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Starchild

14 years 26 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago

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Please take a look at the license:

Please take a look at the license:

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Help/License/

Using Elive for commercial purposes is forbidden. That makes it non-free software. I believe it would also fail to pass the open source definition as it forbids free redistribution (Criteria 1) and discriminates between fields of endeavor (Criteria 6).

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