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Old 27. Jul 2012, 08:49 AM   #81 (permalink)
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V2 is now upon us.

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.tw/2012...-released.html

Will try to find time to check this out at the weekend.
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Old 28. Jul 2012, 04:08 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Read on their site today that the final release of Bodhi 2.0 is delayed because of a bug in the live session (startup apps). According to Jeff, the E17 devs don't seem very interested in sorting it out so the final may get released with this bug intact.
I couldn't find the known issues section so I wonder if they finally fixed this bug. No worries I will install it on my 16gb usb drive and give it a whirl.
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Old 28. Jul 2012, 06:04 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Had a quick look. No network icon so I had to open the settings from the menu. Connected with DSL OK, but no way could I find out how to configure my mobile broadband.

The problem with a lot of these lightweight distros now is that Xubuntu is so good you could easily make a "what's the point?" statement. That said, this is by far the best E17 implementation I've seen and will definitely appeal to those who don't need a shed full of apps included up front.
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Old 20. Dec 2012, 05:38 AM   #84 (permalink)
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If other potential users of Bodhi 2 are having the same issues I saw, or just don't like the minimalistic idea behind the distro, then take a look at the remastered version called "Bloathi". I've been following this for a while now to see if there were any serious issues and it appears not, mostly I guess because it is based on 1.4.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bloathilinux/

The goal behind this spin is to offer a more complete experience out of the box instead of requiring users to load their own software after install.

Just wish he could have picked a better name.
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Old 20. Dec 2012, 11:00 AM   #85 (permalink)
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LOL, that is quite a name .
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I'll have a look at that one too!
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Old 20. Dec 2012, 10:13 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I ended up with 1.4 installed on a bootabl USB drive. Bodhi 1.4 is absolutely beautiful when ran this way and all changes are saved to the USB drive. Puppy is good but Bodhi is great.
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Check out Sparky Linux too. No time at the moment for a full test and I'm not into gaming so I looked briefly at "Eris" rather than their latest gaming version. Seems to be good though, and built on Debian testing.

http://sparkylinux.org/
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Old 22. Dec 2012, 07:12 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Ended up installing "Bloathi Linux" and IMO it's quite impressive.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post80977

I fully appreciate Jeff's concept behind Bodhi and indeed his right to develop it as he sees fit, but the user base would surely have been far larger had he released in this format.

I guess this won't be supported much beyond the Ubuntu base life cycle, but this is still well into next year and there's a chance a Bloathi version of 2.0 will be released. If so, I hope he does something with the mobile broadband recognition which is no longer present for most of us since 2.0. This is a real deal killer and has lost several of the Bodhi installs I recommended to folks here who all use this as their sole method of connecting. Messing around with mode switches and Sakis scripts is no good for most folks, including me, so they naturally vote with their feet when something stops working after an update.
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