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Bodhi Linux

Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 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: 9.07/10 from 67 review(s).

Bodhi Summary
Distribution Bodhi Linux
Home Page https://www.bodhilinux.com/
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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...

 • 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
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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-08
Votes: 7

The Moksha desktop environment is very easy and comfortable to use, developed in-house by the Bodhi team. Features and functionality can be extended by loading and unloading modules which is very useful. I cannot recommend this distro enough, everything just works from home to the office. The best linux distro of all that I have tested in 20 years, it is stable, fast, consumes few resources and is very configurable, so it has everything you want. I would not change Bodhi for anything and it has already been running for 5 years on PC and Laptop.

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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-04-10
Votes: 18


Superlative support forum that has a family atmosphere. There is simply a level of comradery in the Bodhi forum and they are gentle on newbies even though, historically, the distro was not intended for novices.

Amazingly light, stable, and sound. I have a rather vast array of old hardware and have yet to see Bodhi fail to boot and function. The only issue I have had is detecting wifi on some of the older models (example T42 circa 2004), but oddly it detected it fine on even older models like my 2003 T40.

Even on 15-16 year old hardware with 2 GB RAM, Bodhi is solid as a daily driver with multi-tab browser instances and office apps running.

Bodhi flies on anything approaching a 10 year old PC. It is scarily fast.

For such a light distro, you get a beautiful desktop that allows you to quickly launch your workflow apps and drift from one desktop to another.

Ungoshly friendly for newbies with its Application Center and Browser Manager.


You either like the desktop or you don't. Bodhi is about the elegant Moksha desktop. It is a thing of beauty and central to Bodhi. If Moksha is not your thing try antiX or LXLE.

Dark theme is not to everyone's taste.


I think you should judge a distro based on what it claims to do and against distros with similar objectives. On this basis Bodhi scores a home run.

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Version: 7.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-03-01
Votes: 21

From the very beggining of me on Linux, Bodhi was my first option, since many reviews said its a very light distro, so i burnt a DVD and installed the app pack version on my ol' reliable computer, and it worked soo smoothly, i dont saw the need of seeing any other distribution, neither another windows OS different than Windows 7, which is faster than bodhi, but Bohdi has a very amazing team working on it, giving us updates, great advice and feedback, and the home of a very lovable community, that helped me how to survive from scratch.
If i had to mention a drawback, is that some of the themes are not the best, and there is not any guide of how to make one

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