A fully functional Linux Distribution powered by the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. Geared towards touch screen and ARM devices.
Bodhi Linux started as a desktop operating system and recently we started expanding into ARM devices. We want to provide an elegant, fully open Linux based operating system that is a viable alternative to Android and Meego for mobile touch screen devices. Competition stimulates market growth and produces better products over all for consumers. An open development model means no surprises or lock downs that will hurt end users. It also means developers can more easily get involved and contribute to what we are creating.
We are starting with Debian as our base and building our interface on top of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFLs). It will be optimized for touch screen devices, but the interface will still be practical for devices controlled by a keyboard and mouse. We have an ever growing team that is dedicated to producing a quality product.
While our team is fairly dedicated they do still need to eat! The money we raise here will go primarily towards paying our programmers to write code for improving our interface. Being able to pay our developers will allow them to direct their full attention to our project instead of having it split between a full time job and Bodhi Linux. I say primarily because we will also need servers to host the code on. A small amount of the money will go towards subsidizing our monthly server costs. The more money we are able to raise the longer we will be able to have full time programmers working on the project.
We have already begun work on this project. See the video above for a demo of what we have done so far running on an ArchOS Gen8 internet tablet.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 26, 2011.
Jul 12, 2011 - Aug 26, 2011 (45 days)
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Our code base is fully open. Anyone who wishes will have access to the code for our project and will be able to use it as they please.
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Pair "Powered by Bodhi Linux" Sicker - http://hometown-graphics.com/Powered-by-Bodhi-Linux-Sticker-P2022613.aspx
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Bodhi Linux Mouse Pad - http://hometown-graphics.com/Bodhi-Linux-Mouse-Pad-P2022290.aspx
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Choice of Bodhi Linux T-Shirt - http://hometown-graphics.com/Bodhi-Linux-C255630.aspx?sid=17452
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Personal one on one support with the project leader to get Bodhi for ARM running on a supported tablet device.
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You will receive an ArchOS Gen8 internet tablet configured in a dual boot with Bodhi Linux ARM and Google's Android operating system.