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Old 19. Feb 2011, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bodhi Linux 0.1.6 RC2 Released - 02/19/11

Almost there... We are fine tuning everything to make sure it is 100% solid before our stable release. This is our second release candidate. Find a full release details here.

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Old 20. Feb 2011, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update
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Old 22. Feb 2011, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I noticed today that bodhi is currently on the front page of distrowatch.
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Old 22. Feb 2011, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To make things clear I'm at the lower end of the novice scale when it comes to Linux. But I enjoy reading about various Linus distro's. From reading some of the reviews of Bodhi Linux I have found consistent admiration for this Distro.
A few things that stood out to me are:

The ability to configure the way you want your windows to look during the install process.

The very appealing aesthetics that Enlightenment brings to the OS are constantly mentioned.

The minimalistic nature of the initial install is favorably mentioned as something power user's (which I'm not one) will probably like and appreciate. I guess this can also be a way to customize you system without having allot of stuff (bloat) you will never use after the initial install


I found the list of reviews from DistroWatch very helpful and informative. As for me I will keep Bodhi on my short list of Distro's I want to try next.

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The ability to configure the way you want your windows to look during the install process.
Good point and strange that Linux is meant to be all about choice and yet few offer much (if any) during the install process. Pardus does this and of course now Bodhi but I'm not aware of any others.

Bodhi still needs to recognize my mobile broadband to be fully usable for me but I will look at the final when it's released.
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Old 25. Feb 2011, 01:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bodhi still needs to recognize my mobile broadband to be fully usable for me but I will look at the final when it's released.
Does 0.1.6 still not do this by default? If not can you attach your device, wait for it to appear as a cd drive and then run the command usb_modeswitch

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Thanks Jeff. I'll check this out ASAP. Problems staying connected with anything here at the moment. Cable has been down for three days now and 3G was offline for several hours yesterday. Welcome to the third world!
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OUCH!

A very unfavorable review of Bodhi is here:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/bodhi.html

I understand from the article that Jeff is fully aware of the review and encouraged it's posting.
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The reviews I had read previously had all been favorable albeit they were quick to mention the newness of the this distro and that it still needed refinement. I was impressed with the ability to configure the theme during the install and I still think thats a great idea.

You also have to give Jeff Hoogland allot of credit for putting it up for critical review. I am still looking forward to its full release as my next possible Linux distro. However I plan on keeping Ubuntu for sometime because I prefer sticking with a distro to get a good feel for how it works before moving on to something else.

I don't look at this review as a bad thing

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You will always get vastly differing opinions amongst reviewers for all products.

Even amongst the small Linux community I'm in touch with here there are some who would die if they couldn't use SUSE or Fedora and an equal number who say that both are rubbish

Incidentally, the biggest move amongst those I know here who have changed distros is to Pardus, especially at the university.
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