Selecting the Correct ISO Image

Selecting the Correct ISO Image

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Overview

This article describes the difference between the four available ISO images and will help you decide which one is best for you.

Bodhi Linux traditionally offered three different ISO images in each release. With Release 5.1.0 there is now another, ISO (Hwe) image:

If you haven’t already, do take a look at the information on Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 System Requirements.

Standard

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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.

Bodh Linux Standard 5.1.0 release features a 4.15.0-88 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 5.4.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 5.1.0 default application set for the standard release is:

HWE

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This is the Hardware Enablement (HWE). HWE (built on top of Standard for desktop and workstation computers created in the last decade) is 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 kernel updates and newer hardware support you should be using this release.

Bodh Linux HWE 5.1.0 release features a 5.4.x kernel version.

Legacy (32-bit only)

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This is our 32-bit release of Bodhi Linux. The Legacy 5.1.0 image utilizes an older Linux kernel that is optimized for old (15+ years old) hardware.

Bodh Linux Legacy 5.1.0 release features a 4.9.0-6-686 kernel version.

NOTE: The Legacy release does not push any new kernel updates post-installation.

The kernel does not include the PAE extension which is not supported on many older systems with Non-PAE processors such as Pentium M, Pentium Pro, Celeron.

If your computer is 32-bit (ie: not 64-bit compatible) and has either a non-PAE/PAE processor then this is the right image for you!

NOTE: Is your PC only just meting the minimal System Requirements? If so, take a look at the Minimal Spec FAQ, you will find answers to questions, comments on low memory software alternatives and details on successful installs against minimal hardware specs PC’s.

AppPack

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

Bodh Linux AppPack 5.1.0 release features a 4.15.0-88 kernel version.

NOTE: The AppPack release does not push any new kernel updates post-installation. If you want to receive regular kernel updates (kernel version 5.4.x) opt for the HWE install.

Alternatively, 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.

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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