Meet Bodhi's Bulky Brother: Bloathi

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 18, 2012

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.