Bodhi 4.0, Life w/o Linux, Solus Goofiboot

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 01, 2016

Bodhi Linux 4.0 is here.  It was released Saturday with Moksha 0.2.1, Linux 4.4, and LibreOffice 5.1.4. In other news, Dedoimedo's latest foray into SolusOS proved fruitless and Jim Hall is looking for testers for FreeDOS 1.2 RC1. Bryan Lunduke explored an alternative universe where "Linux simply...never was" and most Linux gamers use Ubuntu.

Jeff Hoogland announced the release of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and accompanying AppPack. This release is based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 and features newly minted Moksha 0.2.1, Linux 4.4, Xorg X Server 1.18.4, LibreOffice 5.1.4, Chromium Browser, Gleany 1.27, and systemd 229. Available in 32 or 64-bit, Bodhi downloads can be had directly or by torrent. Visit the forum for questions or comments and consider making a donation.

Bryan Lunduke explored a world where Linux never was developed. Things like no TuxRacer and living with Blue Screens of Death highlighted the nightmare. Dead servers and some "crazy guy" shouting about "4 freedoms" followed. 'Popular hashtags in this universe include "#OpenShmopen" and "#FreedomIsFreedumb."'  Fortunately, we don't have to live in a world without Linux.  

Dedoimedo tested Solus Stable recently on his Lenovo G50. He noticed the desktop gave Solus "a zesty does of appeal" and most expected elements worked as desired. But, you knew there was going to be a but, but the installer failed with the message "failed to install goofiboot." He expressed his disappointment saying, "D*mn. I'm so miffed. Such a missed opportunity."

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* Road to LibreOffice 5.3

* FreeDOS 1.2 RC1