Bodhi Linux, one of the popular lightweight Linux distributions, has a new major release 3.0.0 available for download now.
If you are not aware of Bodhi Linux, it is a minimalist Linux distribution which is based on Ubuntu. It has lightweight Enlightenment desktop Environment and it ships with a tiny set of default applications.
What’s new in Bodhi Linux 3.0.0
The latest Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. Apart from supporting both 32 bit and 64 bit architecture, Bodhi Linux also has a Chromebook version. It also include support for UEFI boot now. Main features in the latest release can be summarized as following:
- Enlightenment E19.3
- Terminology 0.8.0
- ePad 0.9.0
- Numix Icons
- Linux Kernel 3.16
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core
- Chromebook support
- UEFI boot support
- Non-PAE Processors (for older legacy hardware)
In other updates, Bodhi Linux’s app store has also been revamped and a rating system has been introduced now. Here are a couple of screenshots from Bodhi Linux blog:
Download Bodhi Linux 3.0.0
If you are using any previous stable version of Bodhi Linux, you’ll have to re-install Bodhi Linux 3.0.0. Unlike Ubuntu, there is no option for an upgrade here. Don’t worry, the last stable release 2.4.0 will be supported until April 2017, so there is no need to rush for the upgrade to Bodhi Linux 3.0.0, unless you want to try the new release.
As mentioned earlier, Bodhi Linux has four type of ISOs. You can download the one that suits your requirement:
Bodhi Linux is still a known Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. There are several lesser known Ubuntu based Linux distributions which might be interested to know.
If you try Bodhi Linux, do share your experience with rest of us. I’ll be working on Elementary OS Freya meanwhile :)