Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bodhi Linux powered Chromebook Raffle

Something you may not know about Bodhi Linux is that we are 100% funded by user donations. We do not plaster our home page or user forums with ad content like so many distros do. We are very thankful to all of the folks that donate to keep our package servers running. Towards the tail end of 2011 we raffled off a Dell Netbook to a random person who donated at least five dollars during a set period of time.

This idea was very successful and since a couple of years have passed we are going to give away some more Bodhi powered hardware to a random donor. I'm quite fond of my Samsung Chromebook and I recently announced how well our Debian based operating system runs on this device today.

We are going to give away at least one of these little guys to someone who donates to the Bodhi project during the first quarter of 2014:

To have a chance to win one of these wonderful netbooks simply head over Bodhi's donation page and donate at least 5 USD. For every 5 USD you donate your name will be entered once into the raffle at the end of March.

I would just like to say thank you to the open source community. Your continued support has allowed us to become one of the longest lived Linux distributions that features the beautiful Enlightenment desktop by default.

If you could please share this post on your various social networks so our giveaway gets more exposure we would be very grateful!

For those who care, the full tech specs of the Chromebooks we are giving away:

Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.7 GHz Exynos 5000 Series
Memory Speed1333.00
Hard Drive16 GB eMMC
Graphics CoprocessorIntegrated Graphics
Wireless Type802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Brand NameSamsung
Item model numberXE303C12-A01US
Operating SystemBodhi Linux/Chrome OS
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.40 x 8.09 x 0.69 inches
Processor BrandSamsung
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size16
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)

~Jeff Hoogland


  1. good deal ........... I was planning on doing it anyway now I can win something :).

  2. Is it possible to get the Chromebook for non US donators?
    On the billing information page I can't set my state (I supposer there's only US state)

    1. We will contact whoever will be getting the unit before we ship anything for the latest mailing address.

  3. Jeff, my credit card was just billed for my annual Bodhi membership donation. Am I automatically entered in the raffle?

  4. When the result of the raffle will be public?

    1. We should have a winner notified by this weekend. If they are OK with us sharing their name publicly we will.