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Bodhi Linux: What is it?

Articles in Operating Systems | By Maya S.

Published 4 days agoSat, 12 Jan 2019 00:23:05 -0800 | Last update 4 days agoSat, 12 Jan 2019 00:23:46 -0800

If you’re searching for a new version of Ubuntu that can be easily customized, then you should definitely give Bodhi a chance. It has a solid foundation and provides one of the smoothest desktops available.

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Bodhi Linux is another version to customary Linux OSes that can change your work area and is one of a few utilizing Moksha, a forked rendition of the Enlightenment work area.

Enlightenment is a Desktop Shell and Compositing Window Manager. It is drastically different from other lightweight interface shells we have seen to date such as the Xfce and LXDE. Its underlying foundations date back to 1996 when it began as a venture to assemble a Window Manager for X11. That venture has changed Wayland.

Likewise, it was developed to deal with versatile, wearable television UI prerequisites and it is, available in Tizen, the Android branch stage. The Bodhi users forked Enlightenment 17 quite a long while back in light of the absence of formative advancement from the Enlightenment venture.

As Bodhi designers indicated - “The E19 (Enlightenment 19) publication is generally substantial and not appropriate for more seasoned (newer) hardware equipment”. This is the rationale for Moksha ascending so quickly and effectively being able to keep up and refreshed with the most recent Enlightenment libraries.

Bodhi is radically higher when it comes to modular settings, with elevated amounts of customization and selection of themes. This most recent release brings a contemporary and modernized look as well as modernized Ubuntu center (18.04) Bionic Beaver in order to get faster working desktop for clients.

The current Moksha shows marked improvements over prior releases. For instance, it has another default backdrop, new subjects for the login and boot succession as well as a Bodhi- marked form of the prevalent Arc GTK version.


Moksha is truly and completely adaptable. It has numerous highlights and alternatives that add to its advanced structure and inventive work UI area. This gives the forked Enlightenment work area favorable position over conventional Lightweight Linux work areas contrasted with decisions, for example, KDE Plasma, Cinnamon and GNOME. While the Moksha work area is light on assets, it has a cutting edge design.

When one of the makers Jeff Hoogland released the Bodhi OS a few years back, the distro utilized Enlightenment. Truth be told, the name "Bodhi" in Sanskrit signifies "the one with the sense" or “enlightened”.

Consequently, its designers called Bodhi "the Enlightened Linux Distribution", a name that stuck for years. Not so long ago, the community of users and developers discharged Bodhi Linux 5.0 as the fifth real arrival of the distro.


The community of developers expected to make harmony between (a) giving only an order line interface and (b) including everything in addition to some customized features.

So they provided a basic framework that is useful yet not complicated. Bodhi's default application set incorporates:

  • ePad (content manager / text editor)
  • eepDater (framework updater)
  • Phrasing (terminal emulator)
  • PCManFM (file manager)
  • Midori (internet browser)
  • ePhoto (picture editor)

They believe that their clients are keen enough to pick their own applications, the best of which can be introduced specifically through their AppCenter (or by means of their AppPack ISO for new features).

System Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Drive space: 5GB
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Processor: 500 mhz
  • Drive space: 10GB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Processor: 1.0 ghz

How to choose the correct ISO image?

Bodhi offers 3 separate ISO images from which you can choose:

1. Standard

This is the standard platform that you can use for work area and workstation PC's made in the last 10yrs. In case your processor is equipped for running a 64bit working framework, you need to utilize this version.

2. Legacy

The 32bit version they released, the Legacy uses is for more established 3.2 Linux versions that are streamlined for old (15+ years old) equipment. This version additionally excludes the PAE augmentation which isn't supported on different, older frameworks.

In case, that your PC does not work on 64bit OS, this is the perfect version for you.

3. AppPack

This is the standard version that features minimalism when it comes to installation which allows users to easily customise it. The current app that is set by default includes:

  • ePad - text editor
  • Midori - web browser
  • Swamy - system panel
  • ePulse - audio settings
  • Terminology Terminal Emulator
  • eepDater - file manager
  • PCManFM - file Manager
  • ePhoto - image viewer

Should Bodhi become a standard Ubuntu re-spin?

The answer is rather simple - yes, it should! But we saw, over the years, that many versions that were re-spins failed to get the official status, even Lubuntu which has Ubuntu’s catchy name. So, how come Lubuntu hasn’t gained the official status and we believe Bodhi should? More and more users are looking for valuable alternatives and this one is valuable for sure. If Ubuntu plans to keep their users, they will have to provide something as useful as Bodhi to the Linux community.

We can’t wait to see if Budhi will find its well-deserved place. Although we really want this to happen, we believe that most likely the official status will get KDE as the primary desktop, but we can see no reason why Bodhi shouldn’t also become Ubuntu’s “official” alternative.

Should you give Bodhi a try?

If you’re searching for a new version that can be easily customized, then you should definitely give Bodhi a chance. It has a solid foundation and provides one of the smoothest desktops available.

If you decide to try it, feel free to let us know your opinion and comments, we’d love to hear what you guys think.

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