The New Ubuntu based distro : ELBUNTU

Elbuntu is a Live-CD that is based on the Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, but provides Enlightenment DR17, developed and maintained by Elbuntu Team.

Life isn't fair. All not all distro's are created equal. Some are boring, others not as configurable as we want. Then we have Enlightenment, the window manager for the rest of us.
So why not have the eye-candy and configurability of Enlightenment, with the clean and beautiful design of Ubuntu Linux?

Elbuntu is a project aiming towards that goal.

The objective of the Elbuntu community project is to provide the maximum eye candy for the end-user using the Enlightenment DR17 window manager and the related libraries.

Elbuntu doesn't contain Gnome , but only graphic libs. All the Enlightenment based software are included in the distro. Elbuntu is fast , like the E17 window manager.

Elbuntu uses the live/install CD method. To go towards making a live cd, E17 packages have been uploaded at

Ebuntu aims to provide an enhanced and attractive user-interface. The secondary aim of Elbuntu is to show off the eye-candy capabilites of the linux operating system in general and Ubuntu in particular

Some of the applications integrated into Enlightenment:

Extrackt is an ETK based audio CD ripper and encoder tool. It has a lot of settings, and extra features
Exhibit is year Image viewer using Etk. Its GUI is like GQview' S, goal with additional features. It looks great, it' S fast, and easy to uses.
Eclair is an audio and video player. It's themeable, and uses Edje for its GUI.
Currently it doesn't have a menu because it's being rewritten using ETK. But you can drag'n'drop files to the playlist.
Estickies is an ETK based app that allows you to put virtual notes on your desktop.

And soon Network Manager, Media Center…

Addition to the native applications of Enlightenment.
A selection of applications were selected for their speed and their effectiveness.

PCMan File Manager
An extremly fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
Instant messaging supporting protocols AIM, MSN, Yahoo! , Jabber, ICQ, IRC, SILC, Gadu-Gadu, etc…
XMMS is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD's, WAV and others with the use of Input plugins.
VLC Player Media
Media Player of reference. It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
A fast and powerful text processing. AbiWord is a word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.
The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.
Liferea is an aggregator for online news feeds.
XChat is an IRC chat program of reference. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

Download Elbuntu Live CD here.


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