Bodilicious Bodhi Review | LAS | s25e04

Bodilicious Bodhi Review | LAS | s25e04

Bodhi Linux grabbed our attention with the stable release of E17. We’ll tell you what makes this scrappy distribution standout, and why E17 could be an XFCE killer.

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Bodhi is a Sanskrit/Pāli word which is usually translated into English as “enlightenment”. Thus it is an appropriate name for a Linux distribution utilising the Enlightenment desktop.

Bodhi Linux is a “semi-rolling” release. This means that we follow the Ubuntu LTS release cycle for the core of our distribution, but inbetween these major releases we backport software to our users so all of their software stays current.

This means; to stay with the latest release of Bodhi you only need to reinstall your system every two years, while still having current versions of your favorite applications.
Bodhi releases are supported/get security updates for as long as the LTS base is supported by Ubuntu – so five years.

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13 Responses to “Bodilicious Bodhi Review | LAS | s25e04”

  1. Kevin S. Says:

    About the opus codec thing: VLC now supports Opus. And with now with VLC coming to Android (I said coming because it’s still on beta) and with plans to return to IOS and  to port it to Windows RT, it may be the time to keep an eye on it.

  2. Angelux Says:

    There is the Everything launcher, it’s like gnome-do but for every E17, you launch it with the key combo +

  3. Angelux Says:

    By the way, I think Samsung is backing Enlightenment and it is on some hardware already

  4. LeMas Gordan Says:

    If new software doesn’t show up in the menu upon installation you can just restart Enlightenment
    from the Main Menu -> Enlightenment -> Restart. Restarting just takes about one second.

  5. Olig1905 Says:

    One thing your missing in the bodhi review is the run everything app. Much like gnome do but imho it is better. Great bodhi review thanks guys. Im struggling deciding where to install it. You can get e17 on arch which is my OS of choice but my VM experience of bodhi is that you really need bodhi’s complete package!

  6. Olig1905 Says:

    oops missed it towards end of review.

    Nice tip, WinKey + Space =  run everything

  7. anubis4d Says:

    at 1:24:56 the video stops…

  8. Björn Persson Says:

    something’s fishy. tried both downloaded and streaming, and the video stops at 1.24 …

  9. Adam Wójtowicz Says:

    Chris, in this episode, as in most LAS episodes, you mentioned Chrome(ium) being your web browser of choice. Maybe sometime you could put a few words about this – how does it compares for you to Firefox? Are you using some interesting plugins? I’d also be interested to hear some scepticism from Matt on this.
    Personally I used to like Opera but now I’m on Firefox and I’m happy with it – used to be a little laggy on Linux but now it’s fine on 12.04.

  10. Gentoo4Life Says:

     I second this.  It would be great for you guys to do a browser show…review the big three (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) and maybe some of the smaller ones like Epiphany, Midori, ,etc.

  11. ProjectMorris Says:

    Yes I get that too, just as Chris starts to read about Butter FS… grrr

  12. ProjectMorris Says:

    Chris its at about the 1:15:00 mark that it just stops and will not go past.

  13. lemondawn Says:

    Shading is not really a niche e17 feature, it exists in most sane window managers (including kwin)

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