Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 Released

Two months after our 1.0.0 release the Bodhi team and I are proud to announce the availability of Bodhi Linux 1.1.0. This is the first of our quarterly scheduled update releases to keep the software on the Bodhi live CD current. The live CD includes a number of package updates including:

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.39
  • Enlightenment SVN Build from 05/23/11
  • Intel 2.15 Drivers
  • Midori 0.3.6

The Bodhi repository also saw a number of recent package updates including:

  • Firefox 4.0.1
  • Chromium Browser 11
  • nVidia Driver 270.41

When booting the new live CD you will notice the art has undergone some changes as well. Our boot splash and LXDM window both feature the following background image:


Those that have used Bodhi in the past know that we offer a choice of themes at first login. You will find five new default themes in this release:


In terms of functionality, this update brings changes to two profiles. The first is the Tablet/Netbook profile. The main changes you will notice in this profile is an updated ELFE launcher and the removal of the bottom bar:


A slightly larger change is that the Ecomorph (Compiz) profile has been replaced with a “Compositing” profile. This profile uses E’s built in compositing manager to render effects. E’s compositing manager works with both hardware and software acceleration. This means it can provide sleek effects even on older hardware. For those that still prefer Ecomorph, you can always set it up yourself.

Current Bodhi users can upgrade to the latest release by running their updates. Those looking to install new systems with 1.1.0 can find the 32bit, 380mb direct download here or our high speed torrent download here. If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop a message below or sign up over at our forums.

Cheers,
~Jeff Hoogland

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