"A couple of things struck me from Elive, First the
Desktop effects that can be simply applied like the diving penguins
and the flame at the bottom of the desktop or the falling rain.
Those effects were simple to use just by clicking load and boom
they are there. 2nd, the Elive Panel really caught my eye as I'm
not sure where I have seen something like it before but it was like
wow the zoom effects and the way the bottom bar scrolls in on what
each icon does.
"Elive does not come with OpenOffice or Firefox but it does come
with IceWeasel which is essentially FireFox and Gnumeric aka excel
and AbiWord aka Word, also comes with GIMP for art, Mplayer for
movies, and XMMS for music."