Selecting the Correct ISO Image
This article describes the difference between the available Bodhi Linux 7.0.0 ISO images to help you decide which one is best suited for your needs.
Bodhi Linux traditionally offered three different ISO images in each release; Standard, AppPack, and Legacy*. Starting with Release 5.1 there is now another ISO image, HWE (Hardware Enablement), and starting with Release 7.0 there is yet another ISO, s76 (Based on a bleeding edge kernel packaged by System 76).
*Due to Ubuntu dropping support for 32-bit, we plan to make a Debian-based Legacy ISO (32-bit) to replace our previous Legacy ISO. Stay posted!
If you haven’t already, do take a look at the information on Bodhi Linux 7.0.0 System Requirements.
~ 1.3 GB
Bodhi Linux Standard. This is the platform standard for desktop and workstation computers created in the last decade. If your processor is capable of running a 64-bit operating system, you should be using this release. Approximately a 1.3 GB download.
Bodhi Linux Standard 7.0.0 release features a 5.15.0-78 kernel version.
The Bodhi Linux Standard release features a minimalist base install allowing the user to add exactly what they want with no extra frills by default. The current 7.0.0 default application set for the standard release is:
- Terminology Terminal Emulator
- Chromium Web Browser
- Thunar File Manager with archive plugin
- Leafpad Text Editor
- ePhoto Image Viewer
- aRandr Monitor Settings
- Web Browser Manager
- Engrampa File Archiver
- Pavucontrol Pulse Audio Control
- Gnome Language Selector
- Synaptic Package Manager
~ 1.3 GB
Bodhi Linux HWE (aka Hardware Enablement) is built on top of Standard (for desktop and workstation computers created in the last decade) and is all about catching up with the newest hardware technologies. If your processor is capable of running a 64-bit operating system, and newer hardware support, you should be using this release. Approximately a 1.3 GB download.
Bodhi Linux HWE 7.0.0 release features a 6.2.0-26 kernel version.
~ 1.3 GB
Bodhi Linux s76 is also built on top of Standard and features a more bleeding-edge kernel than the HWE release provides. If your processor is capable of running a 64-bit operating system, and your hardware support is so new not even the HWE kernel supports it, you should be using this release. Approximately a 1.3 GB download.
Bodhi Linux s76 7.0.0 release features a 6.4.6-76060406 kernel version.
Note: The Nvidia legacy PPA currently is only patched for support up to the Linux kernel version 6.3, so if you need the nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 do not use the s76 Release.
~ 2.3 GB
Bodhi Linux AppPack (built on top of Standard), comes with a variety of additional themes, and applications when compared to Standard, these are listed below.
Bodhi Linux AppPack 7.0.0 release features a 5.4.0-156 kernel version.
- Sound & Video
- System Tools
- And much more !!