Bodhi

3.0.0 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Bodhi is an open source Linux distribution built around the Enlightenment desktop environment and based on the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux. It is a customizable and minimalistic distribution that combines the beauty of the Enlightenment desktop with a great collection of applications and package management utilities.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live CDs

The system is distributed as Live CD ISO images that can be used to deploy the computing environment on any 64-bit and 32-bit machine. The boot medium is designed to automatically start the live environment in ten seconds. However, users can use it to directly install the distribution, boot the live environment in safe graphics mode, boot the operating system that is currently installed on the first disk, and test the system memory for errors.

Enlightenment is the default desktop environment

Bodhi is well known for providing users with the latest builds of the lightweight and elegant Enlightenment desktop environment. The desktop is comprised only of a dock, which is placed on the upper part of the screen. The dock can be used to quickly switch between virtual workspaces, change the system locale, access the network connections, modify the volume, update the system, or access the applications and settings.

The main menu can be accessed using the left mouse click on the desktop. It can be used to open pre-installed applications, navigate the file system, run a certain command, set the virtual desktops, manage shelfs, change desktop widgets, wallpapers and themes.

Default applications

Default applications include only the Midori web browser, Leafpad text editor, Synaptic Package Manager, and EConnMan connection manager. There are also various Enlightenment applications, such as the powerful and complex Terminology terminal emulator, Enlightenment file manager, eDeb package installer, eCcess system tool, eSudo and a screenshot utility.

Bottom line

We recommend this operating system to all Ubuntu fans who are looking for a stable computing environment powered by Enlightenment. It runs well on low-end machines and old hardware.
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