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.
Thread beginning with comment 546768
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Bodhi is good.
by the_randymon on Tue 1st Jan 2013 14:39 UTC 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.

Reply Parent Score: 2

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. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 3

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!

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[5]: Bodhi is good.
by the_randymon on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 09:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Bodhi is good."
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, it's always bothered me to hear people complain "it's sluggish, but what do you want ... that old machine only has a gig of RAM." 1G has always seemed like a lot of memory to me, since I started at 128M (and only 4G on the harddrive).

Reply Parent Score: 2