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Old 20. Nov 2011, 05:17 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Never mind I read your post about Zorin. Bodhi needs a little more time and thats not a bad thing because all good things require time and work on its way to perfection. Lets hope this also applies to Bodhi.
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Old 20. Nov 2011, 05:53 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Never mind I read your post about Zorin. Bodhi needs a little more time and thats not a bad thing because all good things require time and work on its way to perfection. Lets hope this also applies to Bodhi.
The thing I like about Bodhi is the speed with which things are usually fixed. The issue I had will not be as important to a lot of folks, and otherwise the system is rock solid. I toyed with Zorin for a while because i really wanted to install the LTS after reading about a few glitches with V5. The LTS though doesn't support my secondary mobile broadband connection so in the end I jumped in with a full install of V5. No issues so far since, as per my other post I did get a few "this has stopped working" messages during the install but others have experienced these two, and nothing breaks so just ignore them.
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Old 20. Nov 2011, 08:28 AM   #33 (permalink)
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The reason I like Puppy is fast is its only gear.
My feeling on the matter is I'm willing to sacrafice speed for comfort which is why I'm still using Mint. If If want fast I just fire-up the Puppy

I'm still thinking about trying Zorin if just for avoiding Gnome 3 or Unity.
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I can't believe that Puppy is any faster than Bodhi where even LibreOffice docs open almost instantly. The thing that impressed me was the instant access to my USB drive and movies folder, both of which needed "thinking time" with most other distros I've tried.

You're right though about Mint. I'd even go as far as to say that 10 Julia was (is) the best distro (so far) ever produced.

KDE is meandering along it's usual path and being a real resource hog in the process. Fedora continues to be the cutting edge which folks like Chris then take on board, "fix" and improve to make it stable and fun.Unity is something we all wonder where it came from and the code for Gnome 3 must have been written on a toilet wall.

My own feelings are that Unity will enjoy increasing support as the bugs finally get squashed and new users appreciate the similarity with their i-apps. Gnome 3 will be a radical but great step forward, but not for at least another 12 months and possibly longer.

Where all this leaves us now is with so much choice, tuning in to DistroWatch every day is just filled with joyous expectation

Certainly if you want a Windows alternative for casual use or a dual boot without too much commitment then any one of about a dozen distros will fit the bill just fine. If however users want a seriously useful full operating system for everyday use, or a real partner for Windows in a dual boot, then the LTS versions only of Mint and Ubuntu really top the list.
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I can't believe that Puppy is any faster than Bodhi where even LibreOffice docs open almost instantly. The thing that impressed me was the instant access to my USB drive and movies folder, both of which needed "thinking time" with most other distros I've tried.
To be honest I gave up on Bodhi before I got it they way I wanted. It was still under heavy development when I tried it. I'm thinking about slapping it on a 16GB usb drive and trying it that way.

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You're right though about Mint. I'd even go as far as to say that 10 Julia was (is) the best distro (so far) ever produced.
You will get no argument from me on that point.
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Old 28. Nov 2011, 01:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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One of the things some Enlightenment users complain about is the limited availability of desktop modules compared to say Superkaramba for KDE or Screenlets for Gnome. There are CPU and memory modules for E17 but mine never load or install without an error in Bodhi. You can however install Screenlets and those available will run quite happily with varying degrees of success. Don't expect anything out of Places or Folder View for instance which will appear on the screen but do nothing Also, you can't drag and drop new screenlets to install them, although they will do so manually by selecting the file. It's also worth remembering they won't auto start either. This is OK to do manually though so long as you don't want 20 different versions on display.

The most successful on my system is simply called “Meter” and is one of those included with the default Screenlets package. All the themes and options I tried worked OK, and choosing to show two different modules both re-appeared with a subsequent manual re-launch, and didn't need restarting individually. In the example I have CPU and Temp displayed using two of the default styles. If you get a semi-transparent border when you first start, just re-adjust the size and this will disappear. Changing the default background color also worked on my system.

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Bodhi looking like Ubuntu



... and with the extras added in.

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Old 11. Feb 2012, 06:48 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Is it possible to run Bodhi of a USB flash drive along side other distros?

Currently have an 8GB with Slax and Lucid Puppy installed. Was able to get a live version of Bodhi 1.3.0 running with Universal USB Installer (after playing with Grub4DOS a bit) without effecting the others but it doesn't seem to save any of my changes.

Tried running built in installer but it wanted to format the drive, which I'd like to try and avoid as much as possible.

Any help greatly appreciated. Bodhi looks amazing from my time with it so far (typing this from Midori right now) and want to add it to my odd little pet project drive.
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You might find the information here useful:

http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.p...b-thumb-drive/
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Sorry to barge in here like that. I want to try Linux, but need answers to some questions first ...

If you have a linux Distro on USB and you use public comp, does Linux detect internet connection automatically or do you have to do it manually?

Does Linux offer some alternative for Darkscreen (http://fx-software.blogspot.com/2009...rk-screen.html) and TXMouse for Windows (http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/nt/TXMouse/)?

Does Kororoa run smoothly on comp with 768 MB RAM?

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