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Great news for Enlightenment fans: Bodhi Linux returns with a new release - 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded.

About four months ago, Jeff Hoogland stopped working on Bodhi Linux. However, a couple of day ago, he announced that he's returning in "full capacity as project manager/lead developer". Along with his return, Jeff also announced the release of Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded.

Bodhi Linux is a fast, minimalistic Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS, which uses the Enlightenment Desktop. The latest Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it ships with the Enlightenment 19.2 desktop and EFL/Elementary 1.12.2.

Since the Bodhi Linux philosophy is to provide a minimal base only, so that users can install the applications that want to use, Bodhi Linux ships with just a few applications by default. 

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 includes Midori (web browser) 0.5.9, nm-applet (connection manager applet) 0.9.8 and of course, a few Enlightenment-specific applications like Terminology (terminal emulator) 0.7.0, ePad (text editor) 0.5, ePhoto (picture viewer) 20150116 build, eepDater (update manager) 0.11 and of course, the Enlightenment File Manager.

Here are a few Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded screenshots:

According to Jeff's announcement, the 3.0.0 release "will have a more uniform look, instead of requiring the user to choose what the system looks like when it first starts up. This makes setup easier for new users, while Enlightenment still allows power users the configuration options they crave". As a result, there's only one profile available by default in Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2, unlike the previous releases which included quite a few profiles by default.

It's also important to mention that there are three Bodhi Linux ISOs available for download: 32bit, 64bit and "Legacy". The Legacy ISO whips with a non-PAE Linux Kernel (3.2) and i486 support, so it can be used on old hardware.

The stable Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 release should come out next month.

Download Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 "Reloaded"

For support, visit the Bodhi Linux 3 section of its user forums.