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Old 29. Dec 2010, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This distro continues development with a new release and another is planned shortly with improved network options.

http://www.bodhilinux.com/news.html

Thank goodness the default green theme is now changed

http://www.bodhilinux.com/forums/ind...-013-released/

I really like this interpretation of the Enlightenment desktop.

Not the type of distro that will suit the bells and whistles brigade but certainly worth considering if you're into a different segment of the market.
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Old 29. Dec 2010, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bodhi Linux looks clean and it seems to have the essentials to get things done. I myself often install nice to have software that I think would come in handy and it ends up sitting in the start menu collecting dust. Although I don't feel its necessary to have the latest 'BLING" I do want to be able to do the things I could do in Windows. I would be compelled to switch to another OS if I was sure to be able to properly burn an image or rip a DVD (with out wasting a half a dozen discs)I mean I'm not asking Linux to work miracles. I understand and except the limitations. The problem as I see it is these Distro's promise the world and in reality maybe it can be done if you know what software to download and what dependencies are needed or how to use that obscure item that needs to be ticked from the apps menu bar and Lets not get into terminology.

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I will be interested in how well it works for you MC. Please share

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I take your point and IMO Mint is the most "complete" option although depending on what you want to do with it, Zorin also has great support out of the box.

I'll be waiting a few weeks for the next Bodhi release which supposedly will support my secondary internet connection method.
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Don't worry about finding software. Bodhi provides an easy to use, online software center for finding and installing applications for any need you may have on your computer.

As far as hunting down dependencies? Any modern distribution uses some form of package manager to handle auto downloading any extra package deps. Bodhi uses Debian's famous dpkg and apt-get to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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Would this be "the" Jeff by any chance?

If so, welcome - (welcome anyway) - glad you can contribute to our small but growing Linux forum.
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Would this be "the" Jeff by any chance?
I'm "a" Jeff (Not like I am the high lander or something), but yes I am the one heading up the Bodhi Linux project. My Google alerts found your thread so I decided to drop by and make a few posts. Should be seeing me around

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Old 30. Dec 2010, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Good guess on my part then

It's always great to see direct interaction here from developers and we appreciate you taking some time out to mix it with our community.

I do hope your current and subsequent releases generate some interest here and also some useful feedback.

I'll certainly be giving it a try myself.

Please keep us updated with anything you think we should know about.
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Will do! Our beta release is set for January 9th, will post a copy of our release announcement here when it goes live.

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