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#107180 Running apps from appimage

Posted by vvkozmenko on 14 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

Hi, Charles,


Thank you for the reply. My laptop OS is the same as I used on iMac. I think there might be something messed up with installing/removing software on the laptop.


I can see no other explanations. I will probably live my laptop alone for right now - too much stuff to do (including my daughter getting married on December 2nd).


When time permits, I will do a clean re-install on the laptop. This is encouraging since I am considering ditching Linux Mint on the MintBox Mini and switching to Bodhi.


Thank you,



#106967 Running MacOS High Sierra via VirtualBox

Posted by vvkozmenko on 23 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

My current plan for the iMac replacement is to build a custom PC. I will do it either by myself or ask someone to do it for me.


The "Photography Life" website has an article "Ultimate photography PC"




I will probably push the full tower configuration toward the AMD Ryzen with 64-128 GB RAM.


In terms of dual boot, there was another article where the author recommends swapping boot drives rather than partitioning the same drive into Windows and Linux partitions.


It will take a while until I complete this project. 

#105453 Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

Posted by vvkozmenko on 02 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

Hi, there have been two internet articles that mentioned Linux Bodhi very positively. I read it on me iPad so, unfortunately, I have not saved the links. The first one was something like "Ten best Linux distro for home user 201."
I've been overseas last week, and the Linux Bodhi + ThinkPad X200s combo worked very well to meet my travel needs: preview and backup the Olympus RAW files, check emails and reply them, have access to the business Flash web application and working with Office files.
This combo definitely goes with me on all the upcoming trips.
Respect to the Bodhi developers team and all members who guided me toward the X200s ThinkPad.
All the best,

#104365 E-Ink Linux computer

Posted by vvkozmenko on 17 May 2017 - 03:08 AM

Hi, guys,

I have a daydreaming or just simply crazy idea/ question,

Let me start with the backround/current state of the art review (from my purely subjective perception - please feel free to correct me).

The total computer market is split into three major cohorts (I purposefully exclude tablets and smart phones):

1 windows - people enslaved by their habits and enterprise (the majority of the population) Enterprise include those who "need that specific application that is not available at the other platforms.Gamers.
2. Mac - creative pro/enthusiasts, fanboys, self-image aware narcissists, slaves of their old habits, and simple minds who want "it just works" (to put it in a politically correct words)
3. Linux - technically savvy people, those who want more bang for a buck, tinkerers and searchers for flexibility.

It is clear why first two categories are not too creative - they need something that is in the box and they even do not bother to think outside of the box.

Linux users, as per my opinion, are more open minded, especially the distro hoppers. They are probably more prone to coding/reading/writing These people excluding Linux-based gamers probably do not necessarily need high fps and possibly color.

So, why nobody has yet developed a computer with e-ink-based screen and a compatible Linux distro? Apps could include office, book reader, web browser (possibly only with reading mode only), email, and instant messaging.

With two weeks of recharge-free writing/reading work and now useless visual effects that would be a killer machine.

I would be totally happy with something like Mac System 7.5.

It amazes me that today people spend 4K and burn kilowatts per hour just to read emails and type a text into MS Word.

Any ideas?

Again, I have no intent to insult anyone.

Thank you,


#104285 Bodhi on Lenovo Ideapad 100s

Posted by vvkozmenko on 10 May 2017 - 09:00 PM

Hi, Mr. J,


Thank you for the feedback. I am ended up with an excellent ThinkPad X200s, and I like it a lot.



#104267 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by vvkozmenko on 10 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

Bodhi 5.0.0 will happen some time next summer after Ubuntu 18.04 releases. We always just take the latest Ubuntu LTS release and then build Moksha on top of it.

At some point later this summer we will have a 4.2.0 release for the current Bodhi branch that will simply be an update release to keep the install ISO images up to date with fixes.


Thank you, Jeff,


I am looking for it.



#104248 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by vvkozmenko on 10 May 2017 - 12:33 AM



I think it was some problem with Parallel's Desktop on the MacBook Air.


There were many distros that did not install there: Pure OS, Porteus 3 and some other - I do not remember them all.


On my office iMac I've upgraded Parallel's from version 10 to version 12 about a month ago and installed Bodhi 4 since I've been considering it for small size (preferably 11 inch) laptop. So far everything is good.


So, I think that was a problem with Parallel's Desktop.



#104242 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by vvkozmenko on 09 May 2017 - 06:57 PM

Hi, The waiter,


Thank you for the reply. After reading your reply I found this article written by Jeff https://mokshadesktop.github.io The article makes me read more about  Moksha and Enlightenment.


I've never used previous Bodhi releases before, so Bodhi 4.1.0 is my only real experience (I tried to install Bodhi 3.0 via Parallel's Desktop 10 on MacBook Air in December 2015 and something did not work). So far, my experience is all positive.


All the best.



#104240 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by vvkozmenko on 09 May 2017 - 05:04 PM



I am enjoying Bodhi, and became curious what "bells and whistles" are removed from Ubuntu to make Bodhi. Just curious because I see no deficiencies in Bodhi whatsoever. Were those "bells and whistles" needed in Ubuntu in the first place?


The main question is - how the developers envision Bodhi growing. I just hope they keep it as lightweight as it is at the moment. 


I would greatly appreciate an insight from the developers.


Thank you,



#104235 ThinkPad X200s and Bodhi in South Dakota

Posted by vvkozmenko on 09 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

Hi, from Sioux Falls, SD,


After using Bodhi for a while on iMac via Parallel's Desktop, I started looking for an compact laptop to run Bodhi on a dedicated machine. I ended up with Lenovo ThinkPad X200s with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and 12 inch screen.


The laptop arrived yesterday and Bodhi installed with no problems at all. The system is fast and responsive. Absence of a trackpad is an advantage rather than a deficiency - for travel it is sufficient, and for the stationary use I may plug in a mouse.


So far, Bodhi experience is excellent, and I do not see anything missing (at least in comparison with Linux Mint that I am using on another machine).


The software availability is good via the App Center and repositories, although everyone recommends to be careful with repositories. 


I am currently looking for a lightweight RAW image file viewer to view Olympus RAW files while traveling. The possible list includes UFRaw and Geeqie. If anyone provides an insight with this regard, that would be helpful and well appreciated.


So, ThankPad X200s is great, Bodhi is awesome, and I hope it keeps this way.



#104178 Laptop 11" 4 GB RAM for Bodhi

Posted by vvkozmenko on 05 May 2017 - 03:19 AM

Hi, DOOMguy and greywizardlinux,

Thank you for the kind words. I will sure enjoy it. By the way, I bought it with a dock.:-)

I will definitely get a battery pack or two. I've already found it on Amazon. I am considering upgrading RAM to 8 GB. There is an article that this is possible - one just needs to make sure to buy the correct RAM.

I like that it has no trackpad - actually I was looking for a model with no trackpad. Accidentally touching the trackpad while typing makes the cursor jump elsewhere which is annoying and irritating.

Everybody keeps bragging how good is X200 keyboard. I am looking into it. One of the reasons why I would not get a new MacBook Pro (I have an MB Air and iMac already) is its shallow key travel. Typing on it is like walking on cracked ceramic tiles. For the external keyboard I always use Brown Cherry Mix mechanical ones.

I've never used joystick as a pointer before, so I have no opinion at the moment. I believe that if so many people like it, there must be a reason for that. Probably, it is an acquired taste - so, I will work on acquiring it.

In terms of the software at the Bodhi App Center, It has almost all I need:

1 AbiWord
2. Focus Writer
3. Libre Office

Photography software: digiKam, UFRaw, Rawtherapy and Darktable - I will work on this one step at a time.

It seems to me that the developers are paying attention to what the users are saying.

In general, I am happy to get an inexpensive compact and responsive system that I can put into the check-in luggage while traveling.

Thank you, guys, for your advices. I might become a frequent flyer on this forum.


#104174 Laptop 11" 4 GB RAM for Bodhi

Posted by vvkozmenko on 04 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

Hi, all. I just got myself a ThinkPad X200s (4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD). Really excited to put Bodhi on it. Thank you to all who answered my post.

#104171 Laptop 11" 4 GB RAM for Bodhi

Posted by vvkozmenko on 04 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

Hi, BeGo,


Thank you for the reply. My main reason for a small laptop is to use it for traveling. It should be small, sturdy, and cheap so that I could put it into a check-in luggage. I will use it to do the following:


1. transfer photos from SD card to a USB jump drive for backup

2. preview photos

3. check work-related emails, possibly with attachments

4. check work-related web-based scheduling system (requires Flash - that is why I cannot do it on iPad)

5. possibly watching videos (the lowest priority)

6. no CD/DVD needed 


No gaming, no heavy image processing, no video editing


So, with this use in mind, what would you recommend? The other poster recommended Thinkpad X. I am going to check eBay for Thinkpad X-201.


Thank you,



#104126 Applications that are not in the App Center

Posted by vvkozmenko on 28 April 2017 - 08:07 PM

Hi, guys,


Thank you for help. I first install the synaptic, and then I figured out that I needed to install software-properties-common.


Now everything works.


Thank you very much to both of you.