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Getting Enlightened with Bodhi Linux

Jan 22, 2011, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"In our recent discussion about Ubuntu Remixes, there were a few names that kept popping up in the comments. One of them was a distro mostly unknown to MTE but immediately of interest, and that's Bodhi Linux. With an Ubuntu base it's got a solid core behind it, but the real kicker is the Enlightenment (E17) desktop. Over the last few years many distros have tried to base their desktops around the notoriously unwieldy Enlightenment, and the success rate has been somewhat limited (though Elive is certainly worth a look). Bodhi seems to not only include a usable Enlightenment desktop, but a few extra options when it comes to choosing just how that desktop will look and act.

"A Bit About Bodhi

"As an Ubuntu spinoff, it's got the same behind-the-scenes software as your average Ubuntu remix. The two design principles behind Bodhi could be summed up as:

1. Users should make their own choices
2. E17 is cool

"It doesn't bundle in hundreds of helper applications, and the things it does include are generally pretty light. This keeps the ISO around 400MB."

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