Bodhi Linux powered Acer C720 Chromebook Give Away

Whenever I am done working with development hardware I picked up for Bodhi Linux, instead of letting it rot in the corner of my basement I would prefer to give it back to our users. Last year we gave away an ARM powered Samsung Chromebook and this year I find myself with a spare Acer C720 Chromebook after recently upgrading to the i3 based version.

On May 15th 2015 we will be selecting a person who contributed (code, documentation, support, donation) the Bodhi Project in 2015. The selected person will be sent a gently used Acer C720 Chromebook powered by Bodhi Linux.

If you have already donated or contributed to the Bodhi project in 2015 no extra effort is needed on your part. If you have been thinking about getting involved or sending a donation our way now is a fantastic time to do as you might end up getting something back! On our donation page where you can donate via paypal as well as find a mailing address if you prefer a non-digital option.

We will send the Chromebook anywhere in the world, but we do request that if the shipping costs to your location exceed 50 USD you cover any additional costs.

You can read more about the Acer C720 in a review I wrote here. The model I have to give away has 4GB of RAM and has an upgraded 32GB hard drive. It will be configured with a fresh copy of Bodhi 3.0.0 by default.

Acer C720


Full Tech Specs:

Screen Size 11.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366×768
Processor 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron
Memory Speed 1333.00
Hard Drive 32 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics
Chipset Brand Intel
Graphics Card Ram Size 128 MB
Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.5 hours
Brand Name Acer
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.34 x 8.03 x 0.75 inches
Color Granite Gray
Processor Brand Intel Celeron
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 32
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Finally, if you can help us spread the word about our Give Away on whatever social media pages you use we would appreciate it! User donations are what keeps Bodhi running – without our generous user base we would not still exist today.

Thank You!

~Jeff Hoogland

13 Responses

  1. George Yeager says:

    Super on the C720. I have one running Bodhi 3.0. I really like it, and have donated $500 to help Bodhi in any way, although I mentioned my interest in Chromebooks.

    I have posted a message in the 3.0 unstable forum asking how to implement “natural” scrolling, but see no answers popping up. Perhaps if you forward this note to a C720 developer I might find out how to reverse scrolling direction. I don’t mind editing config files. Don’t need a GUI to accomplish my goal.

    Thanks for your good work.

    • aeonius aeonius says:

      I do not have Bodhi installed on my Chromebook at the moment, so I can’t test this, but have a look at this site.

      • George Yeager says:

        Thanks, aeonis. I had looked at that site, but it appeared to require Gnome or KDE. However, it may be that the .Xmodmap approach will work. I’ll try that. Can’t hurt.

      • George Yeager says:

        OK, tried the .Xmodmap solution. It did not work. Created the file as SU, saved in homedir, rebooted. Nothing new.

        Would have been nice. Thanks for pushing me to try it.

      • George Yeager says:

        This is probably not the place to be chasing technical solutions. We should probably go to my post on the 3.0 support forum.

  2. tracyanne says:

    I just want to know one thing, how do I replace ChromeOS with Bhodi, or any other Linux, so that my chromebook boots into linux just like any other laptop does. IE no having to jump though the Development mode loops no possibility of restoring ChromeOS. All of the HowTos I’ve so far found on line seem to be a kludge where you have to always be in development mode to run Linux I want to be able to have Bhodi, ubuntu or whatever as the main and only OS.

  3. nabin says:

    i want to Support bodhi user of their problem but how .i want to start bodhi online helpline so that people can reach me remotely

  4. Kevin says:

    Who is the lucky winner?

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