Getting Enlightened with Bodhi Linux
Jan 22, 2011, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."