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09.23.13

Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 Released: Popular Variant With Enlightenment Desktop

Posted in GNU/Linux, Ubuntu at 3:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bodhi Linux 2.4.0

Summary: Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 brings with it a panacea for old desktops in need of a free/libre, cutting-edge and powerful operating system

Bodhi Linux is, for the most part, a one-person project [1] which rose to fame [2] a couple of years ago, earning a lot of coverage and observing many ISO downloads. Bodhi Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and it is probably the most popular Enlightenment-based distribution that is derived from Ubuntu (putting aside obscure ones, there have been about half a dozen such distributions in the past half a decade).

“Enlightenment is compatible with very old computers, so for machines that are lesser capable consider giving Bodhi Linux a try.”I was a regular user of Enlightenment over a decade ago (I used it for development with GTK) and surely it does not get the credit or the reputation it deserves. Enlightenment is compatible with very old computers, so for machines that are lesser capable consider giving Bodhi Linux a try. Here are some screenshots [3] of the latest release.

The lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, is a very cool person who is adhering to some decent values. This is not a distribution motivated by financial interests. Some community distros were warped to accommodate such interests much to users’ chagrin.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 Released

    It has been close to six months since our last Bodhi Linux release – far too long! This is just our normal update release – meaning if you are already a Bodhi user and have been running your system updates then you already have all these additions running on your system!

  2. Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 Released, One Year Left Until Bodhi 3.0.0

    After six months of hard work, Jeff Hoogland announced on September 12 that the final release of the Bodhi Linux 2.4.0 operating system was available for download, bringing improvements and bugfixes.

  3. Bodhi 2.4.0
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