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Bodhi Linux

Last night I installed Bodhi Linux on an old laptop just to play around with it. It was an easy installation and the Enlightenment desktop seems rather nice but other than that I was not particularly impressed. It seems like a decent distribution for someone who isn’t interested in getting under the hood, has a fairly standard computer and doesn’t need to do much more than surf the web, do email and create/view some documents.

Maybe I should install it on another computer and test drive it a bit more. It seems like there’s never enough time to play around with these things.


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  1. I installed Bodhi on another laptop and messed around with it for a few days. The desktop is nice but lacks functionality. Many of the applications and utilities found in a standard Ubuntu installation are missing, making it more difficult to add apps. It might be a nice distro for someone looking for something easy to use right out of the box but for someone who likes to tinker and get under the hood, better to go with Ubuntu.

    I do like that thing at the bottom of the desktop that mimics the Apple app launcher. (At least I think it’s Apple) When you scroll over the icons they get big. I don’t know what it’s called. Is that feature available for the Gnome desktop?

  2. I’ve pretty much given up on Bodhi. It looks nice but I find it a pain in the ass to get under the hood to tweak or install anything. I’ll stick with Ubuntu. It’s worked well for me.

    I found a program called Avant Window Navigator that docks at the bottom of the screen. It was relatively easy to install using apt-get. I’ve got the link somewhere. Maybe I’ll post something about this weekend when I put it on my home machines.

    [4/11/2016] Cairo Dock is a good freeware application-launcher-dock application. I’m using it on several Linux PCs and I like it.

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