I mentioned in the previous posts that I planned to switch from Linux Mint to Bodhi on my little desktop MintBox Mini.
I planned to make the switch in March but I had an occasion to do it today. Please see the screenshots below.
Linux Mint 18.3 - RAM usage was 960 MB
Bodhi Linux 4.4.9 (CPU and RAM usage - see below), actual CPU usage was 2% (it spiked a bit during taking the screenshot).
Bodhi has CPU usage SIX times less then Mint! WOW! RAM usage is about FOUR times less! YES!
The user experience after the switch is night and day.
Everything flies. With Linux Mint, it took about 15-20 sec between clicking the Synaptic Manager icon and actual opening of the application.
With Bodhi, Synaptic launches within a fraction of a second.
The only thing that is not smooth is watching YouTube videos - but this is not because of Bodhi but because of the slow processor in the MintBox Mini (CPU usage goes as high as 70% while playing YouTube).
I am very impressed with Bodhi again (I've been using it on the Lenovo ThinkPad for about 8-9 months).
Last time I had this level of satisfaction from using a computer was in 2008-2009 with Snow Leopard running on a MacBook Pro (my experience with Apple had a constant decline since that time, and I am step-by-step phasing out from using ANY Apple products).
I wish I switched from the Mint to Bodhi earlier - I could have a fully usable desktop rather a crippled handicap.
Big thanks to the Bodhi team. Keep up your excellent work.