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Bodhi Linux

Last Update: 2018-09-02 12:27 UTC


Bodhi Linux is an elegant and lightweight 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. In addition to basic 32- and 64-bit systems, Bodhi maintains designated ISO images for Chromebooks and legacy machines. By default Bodhi has only five pre-installed applications: Midori, Terminology, PCManFM, ePhoto, and ePad. Additional software is available via AppCenter, a web-based software installation tool.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 35 (271), 6 months: 34 (288), 3 months: 29 (305), 4 weeks: 53 (198), 1 week: 59 (139)

Average visitor rating: 8.43/10 from 63 review(s).


Bodhi Summary
Distribution Bodhi Linux
Home Page http://www.bodhilinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums https://www.reddit.com/r/bodhilinux/
Documentation http://wiki.bodhilinux.com/
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Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/bodhilinux/files/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-09-12: Development Release: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha 2
 • 2016-07-27: Development Release: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha
 • 2016-03-30: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 3.2.0
 • 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 5.0.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
Release Date 2018-08-21 2018-02-19 2016-05-09 2013-09-12 2012-03-22
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 700-1400 700-1400 400-1100    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Moksha Moksha Moksha Enlightenment Enlightenment
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart
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
Multilingual en en en en en
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 5.0.0 4.5.0   2.4.0 1.4.0
Package 5.0.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- 2.9.2svn --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.11
firefox (62.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2
gcc (8.2.0) -- 5.3.1 4.8.2 -- --
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.22.0
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 -- --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.0.3 5.1.6rc2 5.1.0 -- --
linux (4.18.16) 4.15 4.13 4.2 3.8 3.2
Package 5.0.0 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.3) 18.0.5 17.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.4 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.2 8u151 -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8k
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- --
samba (4.9.1) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 -- --
systemd (239) 237 229 204 -- --
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.1.6 -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 4.5.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-14
Votes: 0


Bodhi Linux is very compact and light-weight OS. So, I could revive several legacy desktops and laptops with Bodhi Linux. Though Enlightenment-17-based desktop environment needs some adaptation periods, it's very simple and convenient environment once you get used to it. Good luck !


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Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-10-02
Votes: 5


Bodhi is fast and it's up to date, both as a system and installed packages but it is not user friendly there is much more work to do to make this much more user friendly...


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-09-25
Votes: 2


Admittedly, Bodhi is very different - Moksha takes some time getting used to and so does the whole Themes-Modules-System. I would not advise this distro to Newbies or people adverse to embracing your console.
But once you get the hang of it, it's really amazing!
Zero bloatware, zero nonsense - exactly what Linux should be, basic and everything is customable. I have been with (L-/K-/X-)ubuntu, Mint, Debian and nothing even compares. Especially on small Netbooks Bodhi is a gift.
Beware: 5.0 has issues with the keyboard installation. If the GUI takes you through the region you're in/timezones but not keyboard determination, you start out with US! Better take that into account when deciding on passwords.


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