Selecting the Correct ISO Image

Selecting the Correct ISO Image

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Overview

This article describes the difference between the available Bodhi Linux 6.0.0 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).

*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 6.0.0 System Requirements.

Standard

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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.

Bodhi Linux Standard 6.0.0 release features a 5.4.0-72 kernel version.

NOTE: The Standard release does not push any new kernel updates post-installation. If you want to receive regular kernel updates (kernel version 5.8.x) opt for the HWE install.  Alternatively, you can simply add the HWE kernel (and receive regular kernel updates) to the Standard release post-installation. For more details see the wiki article on How to add HWE to a Standard Installation.

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 6.0.0 default application set for the standard release is:

HWE

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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 you want to receive further kernel updates and newer hardware support, you should be using this release.

Bodhi Linux HWE 6.0.0 release features a 5.8.x kernel version.

AppPack

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Bodhi Linux AppPack (built on top of Standard), comes with a variety of additional themes, applications when compared to Standard, these are listed below.

Bodhi Linux AppPack 6.0.0 release features a 5.4.0-72 kernel version.

NOTE: The AppPack release does allow new LTS kernel updates post-installation. If you prefer the 5.8.x  kernel, you can add HWE kernel updates to the AppPack release post-installation. For more details see the wiki article on How to add HWE to an AppPack Installation.

  • Accessories
    • Leafpad Text Editor
    • Thunar File Manager
    • Qalculate Calculator
    • aRandr Monitor Settings
    • Gnome Language Selector
    • Geany Text Editor
  •  Games
    • AisleRiot Solitaire
    • Extreme Tux Racer
    • Frozen-Bubble
  • Graphics
  • Internet
  • Sound & Video
    • Audacious
    • VLC Media Player
    • Pavucontrol Pulse Audio Control
  • Office
  • System Tools
  • And much more !!

Next Steps

Now that you have decided which ISO best suits your needs, follow the link to download your ISO or head straight to the Bodhi Linux Installation Guide

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