Distro Hoppin`: A Sneak Peek at Bodhi Linux RC

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This time, I'll be finger-talking about a rather interesting project that is in heavy development: Bodhi Linux. I got my hands on an early copy (uuuuu...) of the Release Candidate and I wasn't going to let it slide without sharing the XP with my readers.

Being based on Ubuntu, I expected a full ~700 MB download, but instead I got a tiny 384 MB one. OK, fine by me, but let's see the reasons behind this small size. Obviously, the download + burning of the image didn't take a whole lot of time so I was quickly on board the Bodhi express, also known as the train to Enlightenment. This AKA goes two ways: the name "Bodhi" is Sanskrit for Enlightenment AND the distro's desktop environment IS Enlightenment! You are now enlightened! Ta-da!

The live CD welcomes you with a language selection: English or Espanol, after which you can choose a desktop layout/color profile to best match your current setup: laptop, desktop, netbook, etc. There is even a "bonus" one from developers, called "Fancy", a cool looking but rather nonfunctional design. Each of these layouts have two variants: light and dark, to please just about any set of eyes: morning eyes, 4AM drunk eyes, afternoon office eyes, etc.

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