What is Bodhi Linux

What is Bodhi Linux

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The Twofold Path

The word bodhi ([ˈbodi] or \ˈbōdē\ ) is derived from the Sanskrit word बोधि for “enlightenment.”

Bodhi Linux is an operating system based on two elements:


We aim to strike a balance between (a) providing nothing but a command-line interface and (b) including everything plus the kitchen sink.

So we provide you with a base system that is functional but not bloated.  Bodhi’s default application set includes:

We believe users are smart enough to choose their own applications, the best of which can be installed directly through our AppCenter (or via our AppPack ISO for new installations – click here for details).

Moksha Desktop

Moksha ([ˈmɔkʃə] or \ˈmōkshə\) is from the Sanskrit word मोक्ष for “emancipation, liberation, or release.”

We’ve made Moksha Desktop to be fast, flexible, and as fancy as you want it to be.

What is Bodhi Linux? Check out the Moksha Desktop

Unlike many modern Linux desktops that go out of the way to hide configuration options from the end-user, Moksha exposes all, allowing you to tinker to your heart’s content.

Beyond the configuration options, you can also customize your desktop with a selection of themes from our AppCenter.

The Moksha desktop is our continuation of the Enlightenment environment. Moksha improves upon bug fixes and features from later Enlightenment releases while it also removes the half-finished and/or broken things E17 contained. You can learn more about the inception of Moksha here.

Bodhi’s core is built on top of the Ubuntu operating system. To learn more about Bodhi’s relationship with Ubuntu check out our release cycle.

If you are psyched (or even curious) about Bodhi Linux and want to test run it as a “Live” USB/CD or just plain install it, click here for more information about minimum system requirements.