Since June 1st, 2021 I've been working on LinuC, a website that gives inexperienced users good instructions on how to install a small Linux on their old computer.
LinuC is now at version 0.5 and it is time to introduce it, especially in the forums of the distributions that are available in LinuC.
You can find Bodhi among the LinuC favorites!
Please take a look at the description and check out the rest of the page if you have the time and let me know if you are happy with it. Either by email, or in the LinuC forum, or here. I will stop by every now and then :-)
PS: I first installed Bodhi on my test hardware, as a single installation. It worked fine.
Something went wrong with the installation on my presentation notebook. When I boot from the USB stick, I get the message at the beginning that a defect has been found in the memory. But I have tested my memory and there is no defect. The installation will then also be carried out successfully. But then, unfortunately, Bodhi does not boot from the hard disk. I get the same error message as with the USB stick, a black screen is displayed with strange red characters at the top, then the Bodhi logo appears briefly, then the black screen again and nothing more happens. Installation is on a logical partition with multi-boot Grubmenu.
I think you should take into account the massive amount of usability improvements and user-friendliness improvements that come with the Ubuntu package base of Bodhi. As you may know, Ubuntu can be seen as an "improved Debian", because it uses Debian as upstream package base.
As Bodhi is, so to speak, standing on the shoulders of Ubuntu, it automatically inherits many of those improvements. Bodhi is not just the desktop environment; it's also the package base.
Personally, I wouldn't ever recommend pure Debian for Linux beginners, because in my opinion its level of user-friendliness is far too low for that. I don't know about Q4OS; looks like it's certainly worth giving it a spin one of these days. Apparently it's a German distro, and Germans are generally known for thoroughness (Gründlichkeit) and high-quality work.
Finally, instead of using Software & Updates in Bodhi for update management, I highly recommend installing Bodhi's very own mintupdate, which is a forked and improved version of the excellent Update Manager from Linux Mint: easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bodhi.html#ID6.7 (item 6.7)
Thank you for your friendly and constructive contribution!
My "rating" is of course only my own opinion. And I haven't spent days productively with Bodhi either.
For me, a good beginner's distribution is one that is easy to install, works straight away, and doesn't require a lot of configuration. I have to think in a "Windows-User" way, because LinuC is made for these people.
I rated Bodhi pretty good. Everything + or *, ie "good" or "normal", see Guidance. Personally, I have a bit of trouble with the design, it tires me, the colors and the some low contrast. Many configuration windows are also a bit small and crowded. But I'm already 53, since yesterday, it could also be because of that.
Bodhi is one of the 3 favorites and there will hardly ever be more than 5!
Just one thing. You can change the theme and therefore colour scheme if green is not your thing, but I guess you know that. But an easy fix for one of the “criticisms” personal preferences you mention 🙂
Edit - Happy Birthday btw. I’m only a few years behind you 🙂
I’m not sure what a hacker distribution is. Devian certainly don’t sell themselves as a pen testing kind of distro with relevant “hacking” tutorials and tools. “The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd”
A distro that intentionally promotes and actively encourages illicit activities such as “hacking” wouldn’t last very long in the FOSS community. Without appearing accusatory or rude or insensitive, I sense a certain amount of paranoid fantasy around these fears. I hope somebody will be able to put your mind at ease. Devuan isn’t “hacking” anyone. They’re hacking away at forking Debian without systemd.
You can always find it on my website. Due to the damage that was done in the WP installation, there were probably several methods, including DDoS. htaccess was also destroyed and a lot more. But it is now being investigated. The Devuan forum post with the noscript comment is more about the 3 points at the end ...
And the last post then makes it perfectly clear. You don't have to be a psychologist to interpret such statements correctly
It's great of you to "protect" the Devuan people. However, the Devuan people are not doing the same for you!
And the question is not whether a product has "holes", because hacking is always a crime, with or without holes. Or do you think one can go into a house and steal everything and then set the house on fire if the door is not locked? Talk to a police officer on the subject
Cool. I think everyone has had their say and would suggest this thread has come to its natural end. I feel continuing the conversation here will be cyclical and attempting to involve this community in real or fictional distro wars, frankly odd accusations and bad feeling is not cool. I’m not usually the kind of Admin but in this case I feel justified in locking this thread. If anyone wants to discuss this with me feel free to DM or pop into discord. Peace.