What is Bodhi Linux
The Twofold Path
The word bodhi ([ˈbodi] or \ˈbōdē\ ) is derived from the Sanskrit word बोधि for “enlightenment.”
Bodhi Linux is an operating system based on two elements:
- The Moksha desktop
We aim to strike a balance between (a) providing nothing but a command-line interface and (b) including everything plus the kitchen sink.
So we provide you with a base system that is functional but not bloated. Bodhi’s default application set takes up less than 10MB of space in total and includes:
- ePad (text editor)
- PCManFM (file manager)
- ePhoto (image viewer)
- Midori (web browser)
- Terminology (terminal emulator)
- eepDater (system updater)
We believe users are smart enough to choose their own applications, the best of which can be installed directly through our AppCenter.
Moksha ([ˈmɔkʃə] or \ˈmōkshə\) is from the Sanskrit word मोक्ष for “emancipation, liberation, or release.”
We’ve made Moksha to be fast, flexible, and as fancy as you want it to be.
Unlike many modern Linux desktops which go out of the way to hide configuration options from the end user, Moksha exposes all, allowing you to tinker to your heart’s content.
Beyond the configuration options, you can also customize your desktop with a selection of themes from our AppCenter.
The Moksha desktop is our continuation of the Enlightenment 17 environment. Moksha improves upon bug fixes and features from later Enlightenment releases while it also removes the half-finished and/or broken things E17 contained. You can learn more about the inception of Moksha here.