Bodhi - Just Another Ubuntu-based Distro or Something More
Nov 22, 2010, 18:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Jeff Hoogland, professed Linux Geek, has grown
frustrated at the lack of inclusion of his favorite window
environment in modern distributions. He said only Austrumi and
PCLinuxOS offer a recent release with E17. So, instead of waiting
for someone else to do it, he just developed one with E17 Beta
himself. But is this just another "ho hum" moment or should you
give this new effort a shot?
"Opposite to the way Linux Mint's developers add nice
customizations to Ubuntu to make it more attractive to many users,
Bodhi takes away. After the nice theme, one might notice how sparse
the system is. As shipped, it has menu entries for LXTerminal,
Firefox, and Synaptic. However, the desktop is the main point.
"E17 is an interesting window environment. Before Compiz, before
Kwin effects, before XGL Enlightenment offered some cool desktop
effects to take away some of the desktop humdrums."