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Bodhi Linux

Last Update: 2018-05-21 14:59 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.

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Average visitor rating: 8.9/10 from 41 review(s).


Bodhi Summary
Distribution Bodhi Linux
Home Page http://www.bodhilinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.bodhilinux.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.bodhilinux.com/
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Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/bodhilinux/files/LinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-05-21: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Alpha1
 • 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
 • 2015-11-19: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 3.1.1
 • 2015-10-18: Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 "AppPack"
 • More Bodhi releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-08-31 Bodhi publishes minor bug fix
 •2016-07-11 Bodhi Linux Status Report
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Feature 5.0.0-alpha 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
Release Date 2018-05-21 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-alpha 4.5.0   2.4.0 1.4.0
Package 5.0.0-alpha 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- 2.9.2svn --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.13.0) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.181) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 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 (1.44.2) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.11
firefox (60.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2
gcc (8.1.0) -- 5.3.1 4.8.2 -- --
gimp (2.10.2) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.22.0
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 -- --
krita (4.0.3) --        
libreoffice (6.0.4) -- 5.1.6 5.1.0 -- --
linux (4.16.11) 4.15.0 4.13.0 4.2 3.8 3.2
Package 5.0.0-alpha 4.5.0 3.2.1 2.4.0 1.4.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.15) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.0) 18.0.0 17.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.4 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- 8u151 -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8k
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6
qt (5.11.0) -- 5.5.1 4.8.5 -- --
samba (4.8.2) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 -- --
systemd (238) 237 229 204 -- --
thunderbird (52.8.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2
vlc (3.0.2) -- 2.2.2 2.1.6 -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0

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Version: 4.5.0
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-05-23
Votes: 0


I don't like it. I don't like it one bit.
I put it on an old "netbook," figuring that'd be adequate. The O.S. kinda runs okay. Not super slow, or super-fast. The issue: ergonomics. Nothing works the way it should. The way IT SHOULD. The whole notion of ergonomics exists because there are variations in usability between humans and machines. Bodhi's ergonomics are "bad" (on a scale of "good" to "bad"). They've invented new shortcuts. GREAT! I mean, it wasn't like I didn't need yet another set to memorize for productivity to add to my mental collection of MacOS, Linux, & Winders shortcuts. Bodhi couldn't use any of those. Nope, they invented their own.
Plus the interface DOESN'T BEHAVE PROPERLY. Stuff moves that shouldn't, & it moves to a place that doesn't make sense. Things aren't where I expect them to be. Functions are hidden, or obtuse. So visually, tactictly, & functionally, the Bodhi Linux Distribution is so combersome as to make it only "somewhat" usable/enjoyable. Then there's the "apps." Apps, what apps. Who needs apps. We aren't working here, we're vacationing. We don't need to "get stuff done."
Bodhi sounds good on paper. On LCD, it's not so good. My advice: go with something more mainstream if you're looking for a light distribution. I'll probably feed Bodhi to the dogs.


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Version: 4.5.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-05-21
Votes: 2


the worst debian/ubuntu based distro. Very unfriendly chat to new users. It's a very buggy distro. There are better options, this one doesn't bring anything new to the table.


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Version: 4.5.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-10
Votes: 1


Love this! I use Bodhi for some old, weak netbooks I bought for nostalgia, and it works great. I have tried out many different distros and found Bodhi to be superior. I'ts fast, beautiful, many options for looks and it's easy to configure and navigate (and I am a beginner).


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