What is Bodhi Linux
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What is Bodhi Linux
<a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/LEAFLOGO.png"><img class=" size-full wp-image-955 alignright" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/LEAFLOGO.png" alt="What is Bodhi Linux? Bodhi Logo" width="215" height="215" /></a> <h2>The Twofold Path</h2> The word <em>bodhi</em> ([ˈbodi] or <span class="pr">\<span class="unicode">ˈ</span>bōdē\ </span>) is derived from the Sanskrit word बोधि for "enlightenment." Bodhi Linux is an operating system based on two elements: <ul> <li>Minimalism</li> <li>The <a href="https://github.com/JeffHoogland/moksha" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Moksha desktop</a></li> </ul> <h2>Minimalism</h2> We aim to strike a balance between (<em>a</em>) providing nothing but a command-line interface and (<em>b</em>) 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: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/leafpad/">Leafpad</a> (text editor)</li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/bodhi-linux-how-to/pcmanfm-file-manager/">PCManFM</a> (file manager)</li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/ephoto/">ePhoto</a> (image viewer)</li> <li><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/epdfview/">ePDFView</a> (PDF Viewer)</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Web">Epiphany</a> (web browser)</li> <li><a href="https://www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Terminology</a> (terminal emulator)</li> </ul> We believe users are smart enough to choose their <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/adding-software/">own applications</a>, the best of which can be installed directly through our <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/">AppCenter</a> (or via our <strong>AppPack ISO</strong> for new installations - <em>click</em> <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/selecting-the-correct-iso-image/">here</a> for details). <h2>Moksha Desktop</h2> Moksha ([ˈmɔkʃə] or \ˈmōkshə\) is from the Sanskrit word मोक्ष for "emancipation, liberation, or release." We've made <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/moksha-desktop/">Moksha Desktop</a> to be fast, flexible, and as fancy as you want it to be. <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Selection_748.png"><img class=" size-medium wp-image-1759 aligncenter" src="https://www.bodhilinux.com/trial/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Selection_748-620x312.png" alt="What is Bodhi Linux? Check out the Moksha Desktop" width="620" height="312" /></a> 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 <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/softwaregroup/themes/">AppCenter</a>. The Moksha desktop is our continuation of the <a href="https://www.enlightenment.org/about-enlightenment">Enlightenment</a> environment. Moksha improves upon bug fixes and features from later Enlightenment releases while it also removes the half-finished and/or broken things <abbr title="E17: Enlightenment 17">E17</abbr> contained. You can learn more about the inception of Moksha <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/2015/04/28/introducing-the-moksha-desktop/">here</a>. Bodhi's core is built on top of the <a href="https://ubuntu.com">Ubuntu</a> operating system. To learn more about Bodhi's relationship with Ubuntu check out our <a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/release-cycle/">release cycle</a>. 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, <em>click </em><a href="https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/system-requirements/"><strong>here</strong></a> for more information about minimum system requirements.