Congratulations on getting 7.16 Alpha out the door!
I am enjoying the 32-bit version which allows me to work with e16 (which I have used for more than a decade until e17 came out), it happened to be my preference while everyone else used gnome or KDE. I used to turn on the special effects like ripples or waves while exploring this thing called Linux.
I have settled on e17, despite the barrage of possible upgrade paths (e18, e20, e22) and my screenshots show off its best features, on deviantart.
Is there any way on the live USB or live DVD to boot to a specific desktop version? I plan to use the persistent sessions until I get new hardware.
Once again, thank you for this alpha release