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Bodhi Linux

A minimalist, enlightened Linux distribution

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Bodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened, Linux desktop.

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  • Enlightenment Desktop
  • Minimalistic


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    wow sounds great

    Posted 08/11/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I have loved bodhi linux from the day I found it in v1.2!

    Posted 05/04/2016
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    Great for old laptops!

    Posted 10/04/2015
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    Jeff Hogland and his team have done an excellent job with their Moksha fork of the Enlightenment desktop. While it may not be for the newcomer or your granny's PC, I've found it to be more reliable and solid than WinXP ever was, and more beautiful and customizable than any other DE out there.

    Posted 09/11/2015
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    Bodhi Linux has been a real eye-opener for us since version 1.0 in 2011. Then as now, it presented a sumptuous implementation of the Enlightenment desktop built onto a base of the current Ubuntu LTS release. ************************************************************************************** ***************This is an update of my 2014 report************ I'd been trying E16 & E17 on various distros, liking it very much, but stability issues and the closure of varii distros kept throwing me back to Ubuntu with a sigh. In 2011 that option had gone away - Canonical had gone for 'Unity' which just plain did not work on most of our hardware - and bloated too. Four years later Ubuntu's sadly still too weighty for a lot of our machines. So it was with delight that I tried (and quickly installed) Bodhi 1.0 to see how it ran in comparison with the 'buntu variants. It looked good and was highly configurable too, so one could experiment and alter all sorts of things. It was fast! Boot times much faster than Ubuntu, and no wonder, since we were seeing a RAM usage below 80GB on some machines. It would boot and run on a 128MB RAM P3 and run acceptably with a 350MHz clock! Wow! The astonishing thing for me was that it was slightly more stable than the then-current LTS version on Xubuntu, running on identical hardware. And it was faster, more configurable, and burned less than half the RAM, even with bling turned on. That's clever. We started moving our posse across to Bodhi, and have never regretted it. The Bodhi forum community is friendly and helpful, with (in my own experience) founder and lead developer Jeff Hoogland jumping in with accurate assistance pretty much on demand. Don't know how he does it.... We now have Bodhi 3.0 running smoothly on a no-longer shiny machine with Intel ValleyView graphics that was proving resistant to doing HTPC duty with a TV and now works seamlessly. *********************************************************************************************** If you decide to have a go, remember that Bodhi starts (intentionally) as a very bare distro - enough to boot up, play with the menu,, etc. Then it's worth scanning the info in Bodhi Quick Start - maybe check the online Appcenter too. Then if you like the idea, do an install ('buntu installer, pretty simple, very fast) reboot, and return to the Appcenter to grab what you fancy for your new OS. Updates are semi-rolling, with no reinstallation needed until a major version number (eg 2.x to 3.x) is changed. Bodhi 2.x continues (it's an LTS, after all), a good place to start - but there are interesting things in Bodi 3 that are new - so do have a look at both. For our family and many friends this has been a real distro-hopper stopper! Hope you like it too.....

    Posted 06/26/2014
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