Monday, May 16, 2011

Bodhi Linux Desktop of the Week Contest

Many computer users enjoy customizing their desktop to perfection. Personally I have spent hours playing with different icon sets, GTK themes, Enlightenment themes and E17 gadgets. Something most people like to do almost as much as tweaking their desktop is sharing those sexy screen shots with the world!

Enlightenment is so customizable we like to encourage this tweaking and sharing among Bodhi users. Seeing what other people have done with their desktop often gives new users ideas for their own. With this in mind, we have started running the Bodhi Linux "Desktop of the Week" contest. Each week in the news section of the Bodhi forums there is a thread started to let users vote on their favorite of five different desktops (new voting starts on Tuesdays).

Entries for the contest can be posted in the Bodhi forums, on our facebook wall or emailed to me directly (JeffHoogland at Linux dot com).

The winning desktops are posted in a gallery on the Bodhi website and in an album on the facebook page. We have been running the contest for the past three weeks now and the following are the first three winners:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

~Jeff Hoogland


  1. cool.. i like the first one and the third would be great if the winners post how to make our desktop also look like that..

  2. Looks aren't anything - how does the system work? What bootloader does it use and will it wipe out my other existing Operating Systems? Will the partition editor allow me to connect all of my mounts declared at installation? Do all of the utilities work? Is there a menu editor? (an XFCE problem - I dunno about enlightenment.

    Sorry - I have to look way past pretty. I can build pretty - I want a box that is fully functional at an experts level, with a beginners installer. In other words - can I hand this to my windows friends and expect it to really work on their system? Or do we drop to a command prompt to run fdisk to partition etc.

  3. Sigh . . . Good idea Jeff. Congrats on bohdi doing so well.

  4. DetroitGeek is wrong. Looks are looks, and there is nothing wrong with something looking nice, or even with caring that something looks nice. Perhaps' "DetroitGeek", you should read some different articles if looks are not your thing. You are not the center of the Universe, and some of us appreciate very much that Bodhi can be made to look attractive. I also suggest that if you really want to know the answers to your questions, rather than just want to crap on other folk's fun, you should install Bodhi for yourself and see what it's like.