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08 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
A great distro with Enlightenment DE

Wanted to share this gem I found:

Bodhi, A minimal, enlightened, Linux desktop disc.

It is sleek, fast, runs on small requirements, and really easy to use so far. I was looking for a distro that came with E17 and stumbled on this one. It is built on Ubuntu 10.04 and works quite well. Just wanted to share with you other Linux users I was just playing with the live cd. I hadn't used E since probably 2000-2001, and Man does it make gnome look clumsey. (not to start a DE war though)


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08 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 posted a linked review for this product a few days ago;
Bodhi Linux - Minimalistic and pointless

Summary of the review;
Bodhi Linux is pointless. There's no other word to describe it.
The distribution lacks pretty much everything to be functional, starting with a text editor and continuing everywhere. There are many bugs and problems, both visual and functional. The desktop theme is designed to be stylish, but it manages to be cramped and archaic, with the old-looking font decorations that pale against the typical modern Gnome or KDE stuff.

But even if you ignore the aesthetics, Bodhi Linux gives you no reason to use it. Absolutely everything you might expect from a typical desktop is missing, save the Web browser, which too lacks the bling-bling demanded by today's users. Getting the extra stuff requires a liberal use of the package manager, turning minimalistic into a saga of hard work. Do you expect the average user to hunt for hundreds of missing programs and be able to tell the difference between Shutter, Shotwell, Openshot, and F-Spot? And you don't get even a bloody text editor! Vi and Emacs, that's gonna delight Ubuntu crowds.

At the end of the day, removing 300MB of disk data results in a totally crippled distribution, with a wagonload of problems, errors and inconsistencies. In its current incarnation, Bodhi is just a testbed and should not be used as a public release. In fact, distributing will do more bad than good, as it could become one day a great system, but the first impression is everything.
If this distro seriously doesn't include a text editor, i'm not sure how functional or useful it could be since I do 95% of my linux manipulation at the command line and modify configuration files endlessly.
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08 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot

They state quite clearly that it comes very minimal. You have to get the software you want. I quite like that personally as it is not a bloated distro with stuff I won't use. It then becomes more of a personal set up, wich is one of the goals with this distro. Not hard to hop on the package manager or terminal and grab a text editor, or any other software you need Just my thoughts. I am not real sure why they knock the web browser for bling, it comes with Firefox?!

IDK, I am quite enjoying it so far and don't mind the searching and install the packages I want, versus deleting a bunch I won't ever use.

I will agree it is not ready for prime time, but just a test drive on the live cd and the install I just did, I would say it is still worth checking out.
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08 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

I like the idea that geeve's pointing out. I might try this. But the website makes me want to rip my eyes out.
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