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[4]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Tue 1st Jan 2013 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bodhi is good."
Morgan
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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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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).

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RE[6]: Bodhi is good.
by Morgan on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 13:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Bodhi is good."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You're making me feel old. ;) While my first few computers could count their memory in tens of kilobytes, my first x86 machine was a high school graduation gift in 1995, a Texas Instruments 4000M laptop with a whopping 4MB of RAM and a 200MB hard drive, with a 486SX CPU.

Believe it or not, I wish I still had that beast. It was my introduction to "modern" PC gaming with Doom and Myst, as well as my first DOS/Windows machine. I know it would be about as useful as a pet rock today, but it would be fun to dig out and play around with every now and then.

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