Linked by the_randymon on Mon 31st Dec 2012 12:21 UTC
Linux With Enlightment 0.17 released, it's no surprise the Linux distribution that uses E17 for its desktop is rushing to release a new version that uses it. Look for Bodhi 2.2.0 in January, featuring the stable E17 desktop. If you've never experienced it, Bodhi is a Ubuntu derivative, and it offers more configurabality than you can imagine. Have you been complaining about Unity and Gnome3 taking away your options? Bodhi and E17 bring them back - and many more, too.
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RE[2]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Tue 1st Jan 2013 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Bodhi is good."
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

My favorite thing about the (admittedly sometimes excessive) eye candy is the way it makes you hyper-aware of where window focus is. I always use a "focus follows mouse, click to raise window" setup whenever possible, and only in E17 is it immediately clear where focus is without trying to look for the mouse cursor. This is due to the impossible to ignore animations that catch the corner of my vision just as well as if I'm looking right at the object in question.

I know this can be achieved with Compiz, but I'm not always working on a system with a fast GPU, or even accelerated X for that matter. Even on my "lowly" Raspberry Pi, Enlightenment's eye candy is fast and fluid, and very useful, not to mention great for showing off the power of the tiny PC.

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RE[3]: Bodhi is good.
by the_randymon on Tue 1st Jan 2013 14:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Bodhi is good."
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm told you can even run E17 on a Pentium III with 128M of memory. Since that was my very first computer, back in 2000, I think that's amazing. I've still got a huge amount of nostalgia for that old box, as it was my entry into the world of computing and into Linux/BSD particularly, so to think if it were still around I could perhaps put E17 on it amazes me.

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RE[4]: Bodhi is good.
by Sauron on Tue 1st Jan 2013 16:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Bodhi is good."
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

I think you'd find it would work quite well even on that old PIII. One of the boxes I have it installed on is a old Athlon XP 1800 with 512MB ram and a Nvidia Geforce 4. It still runs well on that old box without problems. I also have a old Athlon 1.1 setup running BeOSMAX but haven't tried it on that one yet, New Years resolution there methinks. ;)

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RE[4]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Tue 1st Jan 2013 20:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Bodhi is good."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've done it. I have a PIII class computer I keep for classic gaming and native BeOS, actually an AMD Duron 800MHz, and I've run Bodhi on it with 128MB though it is a bit sluggish. I maxed that machine out to 768MB and it flies with Bodhi, relatively speaking. BeOS and Windows 98 are slightly more responsive of course, but just the fact that I can run a 2012/13 OS on a ~2000 machine and have useable performance is amazing!

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