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Bodhi Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 67 (176), 6 months: 68 (173), 3 months: 67 (181), 4 weeks: 71 (184), 1 week: 61 (214)

Average visitor rating: 8.03/10 from 87 review(s).

Bodhi Summary
Distribution Bodhi Linux
Home Page http://www.bodhilinux.com/
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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 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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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: 3
Date: 2020-01-03
Votes: 0

Not recommended for legacy installation. I installed it on an old laptop, I had to windows+space and type nm-applet for network icon to show-up at taskbar. Sound didn't work no matter what I tried. I think it's not a complete OS.

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Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-12-05
Votes: 3

I have tried out many different distros, and I have to say I was disappointed with this one. Many programs that should be compatible just refuse to work in it. It's needlessly complicated to add a single icon on your desktop, the built-in browser crashes in many sites, the clock often shows the wrong time and there is no keyboard shortcut to the terminal. What is more, it is sometimes unable to find packages that HAVE to be installed through the terminal. Also, all games in the "app center" (why do they even call it apps and not programs like in the good old days?) suck. The only slight upside is its aesthetics, even though the Buddhist theme feels a bit sacrilegious.

For those in need of a lightweight operation system there are plenty of other alternatives, I would personally recommend Anarchy Linux.

Mr Wolf

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Version: 5.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-16
Votes: 6

I like Bodhi 5.0.0 as it runs on my old Fujitsu C Series Lifebook which uses an Intel Penitum 3.
The old Intel CPU support PAE but not SSE. Bodhi is one of the few OS that will run on this old Laptop.
I am surprised that the web browser works so well. This old 32 bit box lives on, thanks to Bodhi.

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