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  • Geeking out

    From Hylian@VERT to All on Wed Aug 12 11:15:34 2015
    i found this awesome version of Linux called Bodhi Linux. Man i love it, so crazy fast and minimal. It's like they read my mind and created a Linux distro.

    I just wanted to geek with you about my new find. :)
    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 12:17:39 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15 am

    I just wanted to geek with you about my new find. :)

    Thanks for the pointer! My favorite Linux box is an old IBM Thinkpad T42 -- great keyboard and screen, but with a 1.7Ghz single core processor that doesn't report PAE (but does support it) and 2 GB of RAM I like being able to pare down the install to use lighter apps and cut things I don't need out.

    Sounds like Bodhi gives you Enlightenment (which I used to love) and a clean slate - and supports non-PAE processors.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 16:31:01 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15 am

    i found this awesome version of Linux called Bodhi Linux. Man i love it, so crazy fast and minimal. It's like they read my mind and created a Linux distro.

    I just wanted to geek with you about my new find. :)
    -Denny


    so what do you find so great about it? i looked on their website but couldnt find anything much. just them talking about how lean it is. i'm low on time so i have to wait until weekends to check out stuff like this.

    i was using manjaro linux and that's good for running on systems with low resources. if you havent checked that out, i suggest it.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 15:49:16 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15:34

    i found this awesome version of Linux called Bodhi Linux. Man i love it, so crazy fast and minimal. It's like they read my mind and created a Linux distro.

    Looks interesting, but their site doesn't seem to have much info on it. It looks like Bodhi uses the Englightenment desktop environment - I tried Englightenment a long time ago and liked it but never used it much.

    Nightfox

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 12 16:51:27 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 2015 12:17 pm

    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15 am

    I just wanted to geek with you about my new find. :)

    Thanks for the pointer! My favorite Linux box is an old IBM Thinkpad T42 -- great keyboard and screen, but with a 1.7Ghz single core processor that does
    n't
    report PAE (but does support it) and 2 GB of RAM I like being able to pare d
    own
    the install to use lighter apps and cut things I don't need out.

    Sounds like Bodhi gives you Enlightenment (which I used to love) and a clean slate - and supports non-PAE processors.


    It's the lightest distro i have seen which still gives you the ubuntu repos. Which is nice for "install it and forget about it" functionality. (Mostly)...

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Mro on Wed Aug 12 16:53:03 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Mro to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 2015 04:31 pm

    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15 am

    i found this awesome version of Linux called Bodhi Linux. Man i love it,
    so
    crazy fast and minimal. It's like they read my mind and created a Linux distro.

    I just wanted to geek with you about my new find. :)
    -Denny


    so what do you find so great about it? i looked on their website but couldnt find anything much. just them talking about how lean it is. i'm low on time
    so
    i have to wait until weekends to check out stuff like this.

    i was using manjaro linux and that's good for running on systems with low resources. if you havent checked that out, i suggest it.

    The fact that it's super lean and yet still has full ubuntu repo functionality.

    There are versions of Puppy Linux that can use some ubuntu debs, but bodhi is boasting the use of all of the ubuntu repo goodness.

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Aug 12 19:51:04 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Nightfox to Hylian on Wed Aug 12 2015 03:49 pm

    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to All on Wed Aug 12 2015 11:15:34

    i found this awesome version of Linux called Bodhi Linux. Man i love it, so crazy fast and minimal. It's like they read my mind and created a Linux distro.

    Looks interesting, but their site doesn't seem to have much info on it. It looks like Bodhi uses the Englightenment desktop environment - I tried Englightenment a long time ago and liked it but never used it much.


    yeah and the one i recommended had very little info as well.
    seems like the norm.
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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Hylian on Fri Aug 14 09:20:03 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 12 2015 04:51 pm

    It's the lightest distro i have seen which still gives you the ubuntu repos. Which is nice for "install it and forget about it" functionality. (Mostly)...

    There are a couple of light ones out there I've had good luck with, and which use the standard repos.

    Crunchbang is now dead, held out the longest supporting non-PAE processors.

    LXLE and Lubuntu are similar in style, Lubuntu takes it a step further and promotes lighter apps, like Sylpheed instead of Thunderbird, and has it's own lightweight catalog.

    All use LXDE, a lightweight manager that looks like old-school Ubuntu to me.

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  • From Hylian@VERT to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Aug 14 13:42:57 2015
    Re: Geeking out
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Hylian on Fri Aug 14 2015 09:20 am

    Re: Geeking out
    By: Hylian to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 12 2015 04:51 pm

    It's the lightest distro i have seen which still gives you the ubuntu repos. Which is nice for "install it and forget about it" functionality (Mostly)...

    There are a couple of light ones out there I've had good luck with, and whic use the standard repos.

    Crunchbang is now dead, held out the longest supporting non-PAE processors.

    LXLE and Lubuntu are similar in style, Lubuntu takes it a step further and promotes lighter apps, like Sylpheed instead of Thunderbird, and has it's ow lightweight catalog.

    All use LXDE, a lightweight manager that looks like old-school Ubuntu to me.


    Ohh man, I miss crunchbang. I ran that strictly for years, it was so crazy simple and just worked so well. I miss it.

    -Denny
    Denny's Computers - "Not profit seeking" PC Repair - http://dpccom.blogspot.com

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