Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded

Just over four months ago I announced that I was stepping down from the active role I had maintained in the Bodhi Linux project since it started a little over four years ago. Today I am happy to share that I am returning in my full capacity as project manager/lead developer and I come bearing gifts!

Over the past couple of weeks I have re-familiarized myself with what has been going on in the land of Enlightenment and cleaning up the Bodhi build scripts (which you can find on my GitHub). Today I am pleased to share what I have been referring to as a “Reloaded” version of work on this third major release. To cut right to the chase I would like to share download links for the “Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded” release.

Download Links

Technical Details

  • Enlightenment 19.2 Desktop
  • EFL/Elementary 1.12.2
  • Linux Kernel 3.16
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core
  • Midori Webrowser 0.5.9
  • Terminology Terminal Emulator 0.7.0
  • nm-applet connection manager 0.9.8
The “Legacy” ISO image is a special disc tailored for older hardware. It contains the same core software as the 32/64bit releases with the following exceptions:
  • Non-PAE Linux Kernel 3.2 with i486 support
  • Enlightenment 17.6 Desktop

Unlike previous Bodhi Linux releases, the 3.0.0 release will have a more uniform look, instead of requiring the user to choose what the system looks like when it first starts up. This makes setup easier for new users, while Enlightenment still allows power users the configuration options they crave.
Live Image Splash

Boot Splash

Login Screen

Default Desktop


Wrapping Up

While I am not calling this a stable release, there is a good chance these images strongly resemble what our stable release will look like when it comes out next month. 
You can get support installing/using Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded in the Bodhi Linux 3 section of our user forums. I would ask that you please do not post requests for support on this blog post as the comments section here is not designed for troubleshooting.

Thanks for giving Bodhi Linux and Enlightenment a try.

~Jeff Hoogland

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