Bodhi Linux 0.1.6 RC2 – First Look and Initial Impressions
My immediate reaction? I love the theme/profile selection. I love the tablet/netbook usability. I love how minimal/lightweight it is. Just a few things keep it from being 100% for me… click “Read More” below to watch the video and see why…
If you’re interested in trying it out, head over to bodhilinux.com.
My opinions, in case I wasn’t clear in the video:
- lightweight/minimal desktop (used less than 150mb RAM)
- love the netbook/tablet profile (and the idea of profiles/themes offered to the new user)
- small ISO size
- software.bodhilinux.com site has true 1-click installers, and .bod offline installer files
- uses an Ubuntu LTS base, so even if the desktop isn’t familiar to you, the software offered should be
- no 64-bit edition yet
- some software just won’t install yet (kdenlive and recordmydesktop, for instance — though with the “test” repo, recordmydesktop does install)
- doesn’t easily provide a way to install drivers (ATI/Nvidia/wireless), though it’s definitely possible using synaptic
If you have any thoughts on Bodhi, leave them in the comments below!