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My Thoughts on Bodhi Linux

Mar 07, 2011, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Francis Burke)

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"Bodhi Linux is a relatively new Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu but uses the Enlightenment desktop environment/window manager. I’ve recently mentioned Bodhi here, but since then I’ve installed the second release candidate (0.1.6) of Bodhi Linux on my upstairs computer, and after using it for about five or six days I can definitively say that I love it!

"Bodhi Linux began in the mind of Jeff Hoogland who writes a blog called Thoughts on Technology that I’ve enjoyed reading for a while. Jeff wanted to create a Linux distro using Enlightment instead of the most popular window managers like Gnome, KDE or Xfce. He wanted to built it from the stable Ubuntu base, but be very light on system resources and minimalistic, allowing the user to add their preferred utilities and applications and make it into whatever they want. And despite the incredible degree of desktop customization and the beautiful visual effects available without the need for proprietary drivers, Enlightenment is extremely fast and light. It makes a great choice for older computers with slower hardware, and runs like lightning on newer machines."

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