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The Bodhi Team have announced the fifth major release of their Linux distribution. Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 comes with an updated Ubuntu core 18.04 and an overall modern look for its Moksha Window Manager.

Bodhi Linux was first released as a stable version seven years ago, as a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Moksha window manager. It uses a minimal base system allowing users to populate it with the software of their choice.

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 features disc images which have a fresh new look; a modified version of the popular ‘Arc Dark’ theme colorized in Bodhi Green. They have also included a fresh default wallpaper, login screen, and splash scenes as your system boots.

Bodhi Linux Default Desktop - Busy

Bodhi Linux Default Desktop – Busy

Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Desktop - Clean

Bodhi Linux Desktop – Clean

The Bodhi team have not provided a change log because the move to an Ubuntu 18.04 base from 16.04 is the only major difference.

Ubuntu 18.04 comes with changes such as

  • Better metric collection in Ubuntu Report
  • Support for installing on NVMe with RAID1
  • Fix for a typo that made update-manager report crash
  • Miscellaneous unattended-upgrade fixes
  • Ubuntu welcome tool now mentions dock and notifications
  • Patches to make audio work on Lenovo machines with dual audio codecs
  • Restore New Tab menu item in GNOME Terminal
  • New “Thunderbolt” panel in Settings app

If you installed a pre-release of Bodhi 5.0.0 you will simply need to run your system updates for the latest ISO images. However, the system updates will not adjust the look of your desktop automatically.

If you have a previous Bodhi release installed you will need to do a clean install to upgrade to Bodhi 5.0.0. Bodhi 4.5.0 will have support until Ubuntu 16.04 runs out in April 2021.

You can read more about the Bodhi 5.0.0 release on Bodhi Linux Blog.

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