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Bodhi Linux


Last Update: 2023-08-21 10:18 UTC


Bodhi Linux is an elegant and lightweight Debian/Ubuntu-based distribution featuring Moksha, an Enlightenment-17-based desktop environment. The project takes a decidedly minimalist approach by offering modularity, high levels of customisation, and choice of themes. Bodhi releases come in several editions, including Standard (64-bit) and Legacy (32-bit) which are minimalist, only including a web browser, terminal, file manger, text editor and photo GUI applications, while the AppPack edition includes more applications and tools preinstalled. Additional software can be added with Bodhi's web-based AppCenter, Synaptic, and APT.

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Average visitor rating: 8.93/10 from 57 review(s).


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Distribution Bodhi Linux
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-08-21: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 7.0.0
 • 2021-05-12: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 6.0.0
 • 2020-03-25: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 5.1.0
 • 2018-08-22: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0
 • 2018-07-02: Development Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 RC
 • 2018-05-21: Development Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Alpha 1
 • 2017-12-09: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.4.0
 • 2017-08-29: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.3.0
 • 2017-05-31: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.2.0
 • 2017-01-28: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.1.0
 • 2016-10-30: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0
 • 2016-10-10: Development Release: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta
 • More Bodhi releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2018-06-03 Bodhi shuts down forum
 • 2017-08-31 Bodhi publishes minor bug fix
 • 2016-07-11 Bodhi Linux Status Report
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Feature 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.1.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0 Feature
Release Date 2023-08-21 2021-05-12 2020-03-23 2018-02-19 2016-05-09 2013-09-12 2012-03-22 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300 800-1700 1000-1200 700-1400 400-1100     Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Moksha Moksha Moksha Moksha Moksha Enlightenment Enlightenment Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- LibreOffice -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support               Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.1.0 4.5.0   2.4.0 1.4.0 Full Package List
Package 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.1.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.2svn -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.6.1 1.2.2 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 alsa-lib (1.2.10)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 19.1.0 18.0.1 -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 5.0 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.20)
chromium (119.0.6045.199) 115.0.5790.110 89.0.4389.114 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (119.0.6045.199)
cups (2.4.7) -- 2.3.1 -- 2.1.3 1.7.2 -- -- cups (2.4.7)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.5 1.45.5 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.47.0)
firefox (120.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (120.0.1)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (13.2.0) 12.3.0 9.3.0 7.4.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 -- -- gcc (13.2.0)
gimp (2.10.36) -- 2.10.18 -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.36)
glibc (2.38) 2.35 2.31 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.11.1 glibc (2.38)
gnome-shell (45.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (45.1)
gnucash (5.4-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.4-1)
gnumeric (1.12.56) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.56)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.04 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.12.4) 3.24.33 3.24.20 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.22.0 gtk (4.12.4)
httpd (2.4.58) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.58)
inkscape (1.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.1)
k3b (23.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (23.08.3)
kmod (31) 29 27 24 22 15 -- -- kmod (31)
krita (5.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.1)
libreoffice (7.6.3) -- 6.4.7 -- 5.1.6rc2 5.1.0 -- -- libreoffice (7.6.3)
linux (6.6.3) 5.15 5.4 4.15 4.13 4.2 3.8 3.2 linux (6.6.3)
Package 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.1.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.1.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.2)
mesa (23.3.0) 23.0.4 20.2.6 19.2.8 17.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.4 7.7.1 mesa (23.3.0)
mysql (8.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.2.0)
nautilus (45.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (45.1)
NVIDIA (545.29.06) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (545.29.06)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (21.0.1) -- 11.0.11 -- 8u151 -- -- -- openjdk (21.0.1)
openssh (9.5p1) 8.9p1 8.2p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.3p1 openssh (9.5p1)
openssl (3.2.0) 3.0.2 1.1.1f 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8k openssl (3.2.0)
perl (5.38.2) 5.34.0 5.30.0 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 perl (5.38.2)
php (8.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.27.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.9)
postfix (3.8.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.8.3)
postgresql (16.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.1)
Python (3.12.0) 3.10.12 3.8.2 3.6.7 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6 Python (3.12.0)
qt (6.6.1) -- 5.12.8 5.9.5 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- -- qt (6.6.1)
samba (4.19.3) 4.15.13 -- -- 4.3.11 4.1.6 -- -- samba (4.19.3)
systemd (254.7) 249.11 245.4 237 229 204 -- -- systemd (254.7)
thunderbird (115.5.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (115.5.1)
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.20) -- 3.0.9.2 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.1.6 -- -- vlc (3.0.20)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.9) 21.1.4 1.20.9 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0 xorg-server (21.1.9)

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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-03
Votes: 13


I found Bodhi Linux when I was looking for a distro for old laptops ( I have many ).
In the past, I´ve been using Puppy and before moving to Bodhi I gave a try to Antix, Q4OS and Mint XFCE.
They are very good distributions, in my opinion, but I prefer Bodhi.
The performances are awesome, in comparison to Ubuntu ( for example ).
RAM footprint is incredibly low ( 200-250mb ), and the DE is very responsive and gives endless customisation possibilities.
The "normal" ISO hasn´t many apps, out of the box, but this is an advantage, from my point of view.
I prefer to choose wich apps I want to install, instead of downloading a 7-8 Gb ISO, and wait long for the installation and updates.
Software compatibility is very good, being Bodhi based on Ubuntu.
The Bodhi community is very nice.
I hope that the development team keep on the great work they are doing.
If you are looking for a distro for aged hardware, do yourself a favour, a give Bodhi a spin.
You will be amazed!




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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-10-17
Votes: 10


Bodhi has made my old Mabook Pro 2008 5.2 relive from the dead.
I have tried other distros for this old machine without satisfaction (lubuntu, mxlinux, manjaro xfce, xubuntu) but this is one is just perfect. Only few ajustements after the installation and (almost) everything works fine.
The distro is extremely speedy, light and customizable. It comes only with basic tools (which is very appreciable) but due to the Debian/Ubuntu base you'll have access to a very large collection of applications (and documentation).
Interface is not the most eye candy but is okay. Some choice are original, a bit strange at first but it's only a question of habit. And it's so responsive !
A very reliable distro to renew old hardware.
Hope it will live long !


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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-27
Votes: 19


My new go-to for all things Linux.
Best distro I have found and I have tried many. Mint, MX, antiX, tiny core, easy, etc, etc, etc.
Does not load your PC down with a bunch of pre-installed stuff that you will never use.
Excellent base to build a system that you will use however you choose.
Even a noob like me can get everything up and running the way they want with very little effort.
I was a bit hesitant at first because it does not come with much, but the visuals made me want to keep going and as I went I found out how easy it was to keep going.
And the Bodhi team is very helpful. I got all my answers just from looking at their forum and wiki without having to ask additional questions.

Keep up the excellent work Bodhi team!!!


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