I got my Linux Format magazine a few weeks ago and I tried their live version of Bodhi Linux on my desktop. I noticed during the installation process that I was given a choice for desktop installation, a touch \ tablet installation and a laptop \ netbook installation. This sort of choice seems unusual for a live distro.
So the other night I started Unetbootin and popped the ISO on to a thumb drive. Plugged it in and booted up. My old Asus 701 netbook burst into life and I have to say it worked very well. It found the right driver for my in-built wi-fi chipset with little issue. In the past, previous distros that I have tried have had issues.
The only issue with the live version was it did not seem to close down properly. This was corrected once I actually installed to the in-built internal solid state disk.
I also noticed that the windows that make up the configuration pages fill the whole height of the screen, which is sort of an issue when the menu bar is there at the top. It is a little awkward trying to move the window. I found the default location of the close button was right on top of the ribbon bar. So rather than trying to move the window to the left or right I moved the ribbon bar to the right side of the screen.
The E17 desktop default is a little annoying because it removes the minimize/maximize on the top bar of the open window and there also does not appear to have a resize button in the bottom right corner. I don't know why people think this makes things more usable, because really it doesn't. It does allow users to customize some of these items and to add them back (which I did when possible)
The most immediate difference I noticed between the desktop and the netbook installation was on the desktop there were penguins marching around the screen and dropping down from the top of the screen.
It is amazing how lightweight they have made the distro.
I will give it a try and see if it is a keeper. .