I pleased I did this. With Windows I learned long ago that upgrades were made of fail, but I thought it might be worthwhile attempting to upgrade Ubuntu 10:04 to 10:10. It seemed to work well enough, but didn’t appreciate how much I’d shortchanged myself not doing a proper fresh install. Another long overdue change and I’m looking at you default Ubuntu installer, I moved my /home not only out of the root partition but onto another disk.
Partitions prepared I selected Bodhi Linux 1.0.0. It took a dismissive slating at Dodoimodo (http://www.dedoimedo.com/) a blog which I really rate. The problem was that Bodhi was ‘minimalistic and pointless’. “Absolutely everything you might expect from a typical desktop is missing, save the Web browser, which too lacks the bling-bling demanded by today's users...you don't get even a bloody text editor!”
Excellent, I thought, here is an opportunity to deploy an OS with nothing in it. I can then install all and only the applications I want and need. Bodhi also features the Enlightenment desktop which I had the misfortune to encounter when I trialed MoonOS 4 on my old IBM laptop.
I’d like to tell you I persevered and was able to meaningfully test Bodhi. However I loaded the live CD and immediately received a critical SEGV error from Enlightenment that simply made Bodhi unusable. I rebooted and received the same error, I am not going to even attempt to resolve problems with a live CD installer before the distro is even on the PC. No thanks, no chance. Next.