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New Mirror – Asia

There is now a new Bodhi Linux mirror available in Asia. The server is hosted in Singapore on ExpertVM. The mirror hosts Bodhi 6 packages with the following architectures: b6main(amd64) b6testing(amd64) b6debbie(i386) How to switch to using the Asia mirror? 1. As root, open the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bodhi-repository.list file. 2. Replace packages.bodhilinux.com with bodhi-asia.reducecodelabs.com keeping everything else...

New Mirror – Europe

There is now a new Bodhi Linux mirror available in Europe. The server is hosted in Paris, France. The mirror hosts Bodhi 6 packages with the following architectures: b6main(amd64) b6testing(amd64) b6debbie(i386) How to switch to using the Europe mirror? 1. As root, open the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bodhi-repository.list file. 2. Replace packages.bodhilinux.com with bodhi.reducecodelabs.com keeping everything else the...

Bodhi Linux 6.0.0 Released

Today the Bodhi Team is pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 6.0. Bodhi 6.0 is built on the Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) base. Our Arc-Green theme underwent a major revamp now featuring an animated background, updated splash screen, and numerous tweaks. The BL6 login screen now features the elegant slick greeter. Naturally,...

New forum

In 2018 we closed our original forum and started using Linux Questions due to GDPR legal concerns. Bodhi Team member Gareth ‘hippytaff’ Williams has been gracious enough to set up a new forum for us, much like the old one. The forum is hosted by ProBoards and the GDPR compliance is not a concern, as...

Forecast2.0

Last year, Yahoo changed their terms of service (TOS) and API. This effectively killed our very popular forecasts module, as I felt the using the new API in the Forecast module would violate the TOS. The Bodhi team was also unsatisfied with either the TOS or the API of various weather websites we could use...

Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 Released

Today I am pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 5.1.0. This is my first official release and is somewhat delayed from our original plans. Hopefully, this delay is worth it to our users. Much thanks to Stefan ‘the waiter’ Uram for his work on both the code and the themes and icons, Bodhi...

New Lead Developer – Robert “ylee” Wiley

Today I would like to introduce myself and to remind the Bodhi Community that development of Moksha is continuing, and we are slowly preparing for a Bodhi 5.1 release. I need no introduction to people active in our community as I have been using Bodhi since 1.x and quickly became an active Team Member and...

Bodhi 5.0.0 Video Overview

The YouTube channel the “Linux Scoop” just published a wonderful video overview of Bodhi 5.0.0. Enjoy below!

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Released

Today I am very pleased to share the hard work of the Bodhi Team which has resulted in our fifth major release. It has been quiet the journey since our first stable release a little over seven years ago and I am happy with the progress this projected has made in that time. For those looking...

March & April 2018 Donation Totals

The March and April 2018 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thank you to everyone who contributed this month – especially our recurring members. If you want to help keep the lights on please consider making a one time donation, becoming a member, or by picking up some Bodhi branded Merchandise. As always a big thank you to everyone...

Bodhi Linux 4.5.0 Released

Today I am pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 4.5.0. This is a normal update release and it comes three months after the release of Bodhi 4.4.0. Existing Bodhi 4.x.y users do not need to reinstall as the primary goal of this update release is to simply keep the current ISO image up to...

Bodhi 2018 Roadmap & January Donation Totals

Hey All! Been a couple of months since our last development update with the 4.4.0 release so I just wanted to outline what our rough plans are for this year since it is time for another major release. Our release cycle for Bodhi 5.0.0 will be approximately as follows: First alpha release of Bodhi 5.0.0 based...

December 2017 Donation Totals

December 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thanks to everyone who contributed this month – especially our new and returning Bodhi Members! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2017/

Bodhi Linux 4.4.0 Released & November Donation Totals

Today I am pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 4.4.0. This is a normal update release and it comes three months after the release of Bodhi 4.3.1. Existing Bodhi 4.x.y users do not need to reinstall as the primary goal of this update release is to simply keep the current ISO image up to date....

October 2017 Donation Totals

October 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thanks to everyone who contributed this month – especially our new and returning Bodhi Members! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2017/

New Monthly Membership & September 2017 Donation Totals

For awhile now we have had a $50/year “membership” option on the website for those who want to make a yearly contribution to help keep the Bodhi services running. Starting today we are also adding a $5/month membership option for those who would prefer to support us a little bit at a time as opposed...

PCManFM / menu-cached CPU usage Fix

This is a friendly nudge to make sure run your system updates today if you have not recently. You can do this via the eepDater system tool that comes pre-installed or by running the following commands in Terminology: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade   The updates placed into the Bodhi repositories this morning clean...

August 2017 Donation Totals Updated

The August 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thanks to everyone who help’d support the project last month – especially those that renewed their memberships. If you missed it last week – be sure to check out the 4.3.1 update release that was became our new stable release. If you would like to help us keep the...

Bodhi Linux 4.3.1 Unscheduled Update Released

It seems like just yesterday that I was posting about Bodhi 4.3.0… Oh wait, it was just yesterday. In a friendly reminder that I am still human – we had a pretty major issue with one of the Bodhi 4.3.0 discs. Most issues we can simply patch via the package manager after the fact without...

Bodhi Linux 4.3.0 Released

EDIT: This release had an issue with one of the disc images. Please refer to the 4.3.1 release for the latest Bodhi images. Today I am pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 4.3.0. This is a normal update release and it comes three months after the release of Bodhi 4.2.0. Existing Bodhi 4.x.y users do...

May Donation Totals Updated

The May 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thanks to the two folks who supported last month by becoming Bodhi Linux members. If you missed it last week – be sure to check out the 4.2.0 update release that was became our new stable release. If you would like to help us keep...

Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Released

Today I am pleased to announce the release of Bodhi Linux 4.2.0. This is a normal update release and it comes four months after the release of Bodhi 4.1.0. Existing users do not need to reinstall as the primary goal of this update release is to simply keep the current ISO image up to date. That...

March & April Donation Totals Updated

The March and April 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Sorry for the delay in the update – things have been busy in my life with non-Bodhi things of the late. As always thanks to everyone who contributed to help keep the servers running. We will have a 4.2.0 update release rolling out here...

February 2017 Donation Totals

The February 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thank you to the folks who contributed last month! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2017/

January 2017 Donation Totals

The January 2017 Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thank you to the folks who contributed last month to help us kick off the new year strong! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming...

Looking for Swami Control Panel Testers

Last time I really talked about our control panel rewrite for Moksha, Swami, was over a year ago. Because last year was a new major release, most of my Bodhi team went into preparing that and making sure it was functional (we are just volunteers after all). This year however, not only do we not...

Discord Chat / Support Server

We have created a server at DiscordApp.com for Bodhi users to join to get help on. Discord is essentially a modern version of IRC that easily runs in the web browser, through a desktop application, and on mobile. It also provides easy logging so you never have to worry about missing messages that are sent. If...

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released

Today I am happy to announce the first scheduled update release of the Bodhi Linux 4 branch – Bodhi Linux 4.1.0. This release serves to package up the fixes for a few bugs that slipped through the cracks in the 4.0.0 release, as well as provided updated package sets for the install ISO images. Most...

Happy New Year, Bodhi 4.1.0 Plans, and December Donation Totals

Happy New Year to everyone from the Bodhi Linux Team! Be sure to be running your system updates as there are a few fixes in the repos for a few things that slipped past us in the 4.0.0 release as we get ready for the 4.1.0 update release in January 2017! The December Donation totals have...

November Donation Totals

The November Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thank you to the folks who contributed last month! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2016/

Step by Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4.0.0

One of our documentation team members, Roger “JollyRoger” Carter, recently finished up their “Step by Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4.0.0” This free guide explains in simple language how to get started with Bodhi Linux 4 and how to make the most of the Moksha desktop. It explores Moksha’s many configuration options (themes, shelves, gadgets, bindings,...

October Donation Totals

The October Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Thank you to the folks who contributed last month! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2016/

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Released

Hot on the heels of the Moksha 0.2.1 desktop release I am happy to announce the stable release of Bodhi 4.0.0. I would like to start by extending a giant thank you to all of the Bodhi Team Members who made the release possible. Stefan, Sef, Charles, Ylee, Okra, Tristram, and all our users taking the...

Modules and Themes in 4.0.0 Repos

We will be stamping the 4.0.0 release as stable fairly soon and one the last pieces of that puzzle is getting all the “extras” for moksha into the repos. Users can now find the following modules and themes in the Bodhi 4.0.0 main repository for usage / testing: bodhi-theme-moksha-blueelectric – Blue Colored Moksha Theme bodhi-theme-moksha-detour...

Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals

Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling...

Bodhi 4.0.0 Time Lines and June 2016 Donation Totals

Last month I hinted at the first Bodhi 4.0.0 pre-release happening soon, but then June came and went with no more news. One of my goals for the 4.0.0 release is to realign our core Enlightenment Foundation Libraries with the latest upstream release. Their 1.18 release has been pushed back for several weeks due to...

T-Shirt Sale June 15th-21st

From June 15th-21st you can get a 15% discount on a Bodhi Linux branded T-Shirt with the code TSHIRT16 on our Merchandise store.

May 2016 Donation Totals

The May Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A sizable thank you to the two folks who contributed this month. Keep an eye on the front page here for news about work on our 4.0.0 release soon which will be built on top of Ubuntu 16.04 If you would like to help us keep...

Bodhi Linux Merchandise

Today I am happy to announce that we now have an official source for getting Bodhi Linux logos on a variety of things including T-Shirts, Water Bottles, and more via our new SpreadShirt Store:   Also remember that you can get your very own Bodhi Linux branded flash drive as a thank you for sending a...

Bodhi Linux 3.2.1 Release

This is an unscheduled bug fix release. The 3.2.0 release contained the wrong kernel headers by default on the non-Legacy ISO images and the default elementary theme was improperly configured. This release also addresses a bug with multi-monitor support in Moksha. These fixes are already present on installed Bodhi systems for those who are keeping...

April 2016 Donation Totals

The April Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to all of the members to who renewed their support for Bodhi for another year as well as everyone else who contributed. If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at...

March 2016 Donation Totals

The March Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to all of the members to who renewed their support for Bodhi for another year as well as everyone else who contributed. If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at...

Bodhi Linux 3.2.0 Release

Back in December I laid out a rough timeline of Bodhi events for 2016. Today I am happy to announce that we successfully met two of the first three. While some work related commitments prevented me from getting a Swami release out on time, we did successfully release version 0.2.0 of the Moksha desktop, and...

February 2016 Donation Totals

The February Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to the four folks who contributed this month! Keep an eye on the blog this month as our 3.2.0 update release featuring the latest Moksha desktop as well as improved hardware support will be releasing soon! If you would like to help...

January 2016 Donation Totals

The January Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to the Bodhi community for helping us start out the year strong! I am excited for all of the things 2016 has in store for the Bodhi project – including our 4.0 release this fall. If you would like to help...

December 2015 Donation Totals

The December Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to the many generous folks who contributed to close out the year. If you have not done so already be sure to check out our plans for the new year. If you would like to help us keep the lights on...

Bodhi 2015 Reflection and 2016 Road Map

Another year has come and gone and we are still here moving along at the Bodhi project. This was a pretty important year for us over all. Some high lights: I came back to the project after a brief hiatus. We pushed a new website live We finally released our 3.0.0 version based on Ubuntu...

November 2015 Donation Totals

The November Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to the seven folks who contributed this month. If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2015/#november

Three more Swami Modules Ready for Testing

My last update regarding Swami was almost a month ago and since then not only have we improved the first two modules, but we have three more that are now functional: Light DM configuration settings, the Keyboard Layout, and current Wallpaper can now all be controlled from Swami. Bodhi users interested in helping to test this tool...

Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 Release

Today the Bodhi team and I are releasing an unscheduled bug fix release in version number 3.1.1. The 3.1.0 release we released back in August had an issue where users were not always prompted automatically for wireless passwords when connecting to encrypted networks. This lead to enough confusion / user frustration that we feel it warrants...

New Elementary Applications in the Repos for Testing

As of this afternoon, we have some new applications in the Bodhi repositories that utilize the EFL / Elementary toolkit – the native toolkit for Moksha. We are looking for folks to help test these applications and provide some feedback on them on our user forums. Those that have a positive reception we will be adding...

Five Years of Bodhi Linux

I can hardly believe that this month marks the fifth year I have been working on Bodhi Linux stuff. What started as a project to save me from having to compile EFL + E updates on six different Ubuntu computers every month has become so much more than that. I would just like to say thank...

October 2015 Donation Totals

The October Donation totals have been added to our donations list. A big thank you to the four folks who contributed this month. If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. 2015

First Swami Release with two Modules

At the start of the week I announced that work had begun on Moksha’s new control panel we are calling Swami. Today I am happy to share that the first two modules for Swami are ready for alpha testing: Bodhi users can install this pre-release of Swami by performing all of their system updates and...

Starting work on the “Swami” Control Panel for Moksha

The one major improvement I want to implement in Moksha is a rewritten configuration panel. The current panel while powerful and offering lots of options is not well organized and lacks the ability to easily search all of the options it provides once loaded. Because I prefer to write in Python the first thing I had...

Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 AppPack Release

Today I would like to announce something new we will be maintaining at the Bodhi project – AppPack releases: 32bit: Direct Download – Md5sum 64bit: Direct Download – Md5sum Unlike the normal Bodhi Linux releases which come with a minimal amount of software pre-installed, AppPack releases will include a variety of software pre-installed for folks who want minimal setup work...

Detour and Forum Themes now Moksha Compatible

A month ago we posted about a slew of new module you can use to customize your Moksha Desktop. The next step in allowing our users to easily harness the plethora of customization options Moksha is capable of, is bringing a variety of old E17 themes up to speed so they are compatible with Moksha....

LibreOffice 5.0.x now on Bodhi 3

As of this afternoon Libre Office 5 is now available on Bodhi 3. Users who had the previous 4.4 version of LibreOffice installed on their system need only to run their system updates to be moved to the latest version. Users who would like to install LibreOffice for the first time can do so on...

September 2015 Donation Totals

The September Donation totals have been added to our donations list. If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. 2015

Additional Moksha Modules

You can now customize your Moksha desktop in additional ways with a selection of additional desktop modules you can find on the App Center. Below you can see screenshot of the Forecasts module in action:  

August 2015 Donation Totals

The August Donation totals have been added to our donations list. Big thanks to everyone who helps support us as we continue to develop the Moksha desktop! If you would like to help us keep the lights on with a monetary donation you can do so at our donations page or by becoming a member. 2015

Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Release

Today I am very happy to share the first update release for Bodhi 3’s stable branch – Bodhi Linux 3.1.0. For those would rather play first and read later have some download links: 32bit: Direct Download – Torrent – Md5sum 64bit: Direct Download – Torrent – Md5sum Legacy: Direct Download – Torrent – Md5sum This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team...

July 2015 Donation Totals

The July Donation totals have been added to our donations page. Big thanks to Flymo, Kelly, and Graham for their support as we gear up for our 3.1.0 release this month! http://www.bodhilinux.com/d/2015/#july

Release Roadmap and Helping test Moksha

This is just a short post letting people know that we are still here and hard at work! We have added a Release Roadmap to the wiki with projected release dates and goals through the next major Bodhi release. Bodhi 3.x.y will spend a shorter than normal amount of time as our latest major release...

Introducing the Moksha Desktop

The question everyone is going to ask is: Why does this need to exist? To understand why, you need to understand where Bodhi has come from as a project. Bodhi has always been a project based around the Enlightenment desktop. The Enlightenment desktop however has changed a lot over the last few years. It went from...

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...

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Release

Today I am very happy to share with you the first stable release for the third major update to the Bodhi Linux operating system. For those would rather play first and read later have some download links: 32bit: Direct Download – Torrent – Md5sum 64bit: Direct Download – Torrent – Md5sum Legacy: Direct Download –...

AppCenter improvements

As I have said before, we keep expanding the features on our website. A lot of work has gone into the AppCenter lately and we’re still improving it. The search functionality has been improved to also look at the description of the software, not just the titles. This means you can search for “pdf” and...

Help Quality Test the new Bodhi Linux AppCenter

Just yesterday our webmaster posted that he had the new AppCenter ready for population. This evening I spent a very exciting couple of hours getting it populated with most all of the familiar categories: One of the things we have always tried to ensure at Bodhi Linux is that, in addition to providing quality release...

AppCenter

Continuing expanding our website’s features, we are proud to present our new AppCenter! This new AppCenter, built on WordPress, offers our users an easier way of finding the right software for the job. It comes it comes with a search function, which can be defined by selecting a category from the dropdown menu. You can...