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Bodhi Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 61 (185), 6 months: 69 (170), 3 months: 68 (165), 4 weeks: 74 (167), 1 week: 60 (188)

Average visitor rating: 8.12/10 from 83 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/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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...

 •2018-06-03 Bodhi shuts down forum
 •2017-08-31 Bodhi publishes minor bug fix
 •2016-07-11 Bodhi Linux Status Report
 • More Bodhi headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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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    
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
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Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-07-25
Votes: 13

Downloaded this to revitalise an old laptop for my son to use. Installed on a small SSD drive it's plenty fast to boot, and most basic stuff is quick enough. Had some trouble getting web browsing working, but a quick install of Firefox later got things running. I'm not in love with the AppCenter for software installation, but installing Synaptic fixes that minor problem. My main gripe with it is how counter-intuitive it was to get a simple icon on the desktop. I consider myself a fairly savvy Linux user, but I had to Google so much stuff just to get a Minecraft icon on the desktop for my son it's not funny.

- Fast
- Doesn't take up much room
- Easy enough to use for basic stuff

- Had trouble with getting Internet access and a working web browser initially
- Putting an icon on the desktop was ridiculously unintuitive
- Seemed that some more advanced tasks were harder to perform than on other distros

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Version: 4.5.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-07
Votes: 6

1. Lightweight
2. Fast
3. Works well on old systems

1. The application menu is tedious to navigate
2. Workspace switching is terrible.

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Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-06-25
Votes: 0

That is simple and fast distro 32 bit iso is fantastic .

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