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Meet Bodhi's Bulky Brother: Bloathi
by Susan Linton - Jan. 18, 2012Comments (10)
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If Bodhi Linux was a little too minimal, then perhaps Bodhi's beefy brother Bloathi Linux will fill the bill. Jeff Hoogland posted today of a new community spin of Bodhi that comes with " a slew of pre-installed software."Bloathi retains the Enlightenment desktop environment and comes with lots of themes and several hardware profiles. These are setup upon reaching the desktop through a pop-up configuration. The hard drive installer icon normally found on the desktop doesn't show up in a lot of themes, so check in the file manager under Desktop.The menu is populated by lots of places, settings, and applications. Some of these are LibreOffice, Inkscape, Pinta, VLC, Firefox, Pidgin, Envision, and DeaDBeeF. I may have overlooked the installer in the menu, but if not, see above.  Otherwise, it's still very Bodhi. If you'd like to start with Bloathi instead, the project has a Sourceforge page and the ISO is locate here. If you'd like to join the conversation, a forum thread has been created on the Bodhi Forum.   
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 18, 2012Sounds familiar
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by cringe! on Jan. 19, 2012the first scrot looks disgusting. i can't even read about it xD
what's that color?? and what are those chunky knobby glassy widgets about?
this is the computer ui equivalent of a trashy broad dressed up for a night out.
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 20, 2012Bloathi ... hilarious! I love the name of this distro but don't really see the point of it. Are people who like Bodhi, e17, Ubuntu packages and all that really too lazy (or too dumb) to customize and configure their own system?
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 20, 2012Having a "JUST WORK" distribution will help the adaptation of E17.
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 22, 2012Downloading at high-speed at the library... and installing home where I use a 56k modem.
It make much sense to me to begin with Bloathi rather than minimal.
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 23, 2012People are just too lazy to customize their own.
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 24, 2012Hay take a look at the top-right shelf, looks like some e16, ohhhh here comes the flash backs :P :P
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 26, 2012Love and use Bodhi - got to give this a whirl just for the fun of it.
On a serious level, the bare Bodhi is a bit minimal and does rely on good bandwidth to install the extra stuff. The Bodhi software page is very, very good and takes a lot of the pain away.
E17 is very configurable sure, but it does take time to work out how to do it all. Perhaps a more conservative base theme would have been better for the 'shop window' to attract new users??
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by an anonymous user on Jan. 28, 2012wuttaa distro!!!
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by Flymo on Feb. 16, 2012Heh! That was a cruel but hilarious twist - using the 'Barbara Cartland' desktop theme in your pix! It is gloriously OTT.
But it is but one of many many themes on the Bloathi release.
Doubtless there will be ladies (and others) who love it. But there are scads of Enlightenment desktop themes from fine to fancy available for download at :
I selected the whole theme package on one install - seems that every other update now has a new theme or two in it. I think that Bloathi comes with most of them, if not all.
Pretty hard to be sure, there are so many.
So you can have the minimalism of 'Detorious 'or the luxury of 'Bling Bling' each in two flavours or a few dozen others.
I find Bloathi pretty useful for doing multiple installs for friends and neighbours, as well as our own. It's nearer what they'll need on a family desktop/laptop, and I often spend hours adding software on an average Bodhi install. Bloathi reduces that
It's also useful on a fat USB stick, for many purposes. But for sheer brilliance in a small package, Bodhi is hard to beat. We use both, and would encourage other people to try both and choose what they prefer.
Excellent software, either way.
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