I agree. Linux is vast, maybe too vast. I find I come back to the spirit of Linux when I decide to revive an old computer, as I am doing now.
This is why I got into Linux in the first place, then when it became my OS of choice I used it on modern hardware with KDE / Debian packages, but I felt Linux had lost some of it's "soul" by becoming evermore so bloated and complacent.
Having decided to revive this old notebook, I got back to the light Linux distro, back to roots and that is how I got across Bodhi.
I think it embodies the spirit of Linux with a new twist. Nimble, fast, light and very graphical. I just wish two things:
- That certain services where a bit more straightforward like connecting to other computers, adding users, etc...
- That more key applications be available in the repositories. For example I had to install Unetbootin through a PPA as the existing version did not work with bodhi.
I hope Bodhi keeps on focusing on speed and reliability. It is graphical enough as is.
My two cents.