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Just Another Ubuntu-based Distro or Something More

Jeff Hoogland, professed Linux Geek, has grown frustrated at the lack of inclusion of his favorite window environment in modern distributions. He said only Austrumi and PCLinuxOS offer a recent release with E17. So, instead of waiting for someone else to do it, he just developed one with E17 Beta himself. But is this just another “ho hum” moment or should you give this new effort a shot?

Opposite to the way Linux Mint’s developers add nice customizations to Ubuntu to make it more attractive to many users, Bodhi takes away. After the nice theme, one might notice how sparse the system is. As shipped, it has menu entries for LXTerminal, Firefox, and Synaptic. However, the desktop is the main point.

E17 is an interesting window environment. Before Compiz, before Kwin effects, before XGL Enlightenment offered some cool desktop effects to take away some of the desktop humdrums. These cute little effects are still present and operational with little hardware overhead. The theme chosen by Hoogland is rather attractive making Bodhi easy to like.

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