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In Topic: My Experience So Far

Yesterday, 11:33 PM

Hi, Sprocket,


I understand your sentiment with the old machine. With the years together, it becomes almost like a family member. Keep your old friend alive with Bodhi.


I wish I could get my Macintosh SE with System 7.5 back. I also keep my old 35 mm film camera.


Have a good day,



In Topic: My Experience So Far

Yesterday, 11:26 PM

Hi, nomco,


My entire point was that Bodhi does what all the other distros do while having so much smaller footprint. And for some reason, Bodhi is not receiving the recognition it deserves. 


To answer the questions one by one:


1. kernel - some distros have outdated kernels (at least this is what the reviewers say), others do not work with the new ones. It's all Greek to me. 


2. good user experience. I can find my ways around any DE. Some developers want to ensure that a Windows user has a similar/confortable experience with Linux. This is not important to me. I believe in "do not put new wine into the old wine bags" approach. If we needed to base new development on the old habits, we would need to base Mercedes driving on the horse riding experience. 


3. hardware compatibility - my experience is limited to Lenovo ThinkPad x200s and Mint Box mini. I am glad that all works well. Bodhi does well in this regard. If a hypothetical distro does not work with too many of the shelf computers - that would be a bad sign for me.


4. Software compatibility - again, I am using Bodhi and I have almost all the apps that I need. I have no interest in Microsoft software. The other distros have had problems with some apps - for example, at some point Solus could not run an ebook reader Calibre.


5. lean - I think Bodhi is the only one that I would call lean. I tried all popular distros with most of the DE (Budgie, XFCE, MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME) - they are all consuming much more resources with no difference in functionality.


6. stability - I have no complaints with Bodhi in this area too. My office iMac has more crashes than anything else. I've used Windows on regular basis until 2004. It required to be re-installed every year. My Raspberry Pi 3 needed to be re-installed once - probably because the micro SD card got corrupt but I would consider it stable too. So, Bodhi is stable.




It's not the name or looks of the tool what is important, but it is about how you use that tool.


Yes, exactly. This is what I wanted to say.


Bodhi is doing all the things that we have discussed above, and does it well. The question is why it is not receiving the recognition it deserves? 


Also, I've got a Taschen book on Vermeer. Now I have all of his paintings.  :)



In Topic: My Experience So Far

Yesterday, 12:59 PM

Hi, nomko,


That was a very good explanation of the resources consumption.


Even though I understand why the other desktops (KDE, GNOME, CInnamon etc) grow in the resource consumption, I have hard time to justify it.


As per my perspective, a good OS should meet the following criteria:


1. good kernel

2. good user experience (I do not say "familiar" - if there is something better than what I am get used to, I am willing to learn)

3. hardware compatible (drivers)

4. good softeare compatibility


6. stable


Some people would add that is needs to be customizable - I do not have objections for that too (but it would not be my top priority).


Probably, the question is - where they (other distros and DEs) all are heading to, what are they trying to achieve? I know that containerization is a hot topic - but that is a different story.


Honestly, I have yet to see what Linux Mint Cinnamon can do that Bodhi with its Moksha cannot do.


Thank you,




PS I like those sculptures of round-headed dolls at the beach in the Haage. When I was a child, those dolls were available for purchase at the toy stores. The one who invented them had a very good imagination and personality.  I've been there once and still have the best memories of the city. The museum of arts is outstanding - after coming back from the Netherlands, I purchased a canvas print of the "Girl with a pearl."

In Topic: Installing Pale Moon

Yesterday, 02:57 AM

Hi, Auro and Joca,


Thank you both for your replies and comments. Yes, using the Compact Theme and Tolbarizer makes Pale Moon looking different.


Comparing the original Pale Moon's look with the flat UI of the Google Chrome and Vivaldi inspired me to search for the web browsers' war.


Similarity of Pale Moon's UI with Nestscape Communicator made me switch back to the original Pale Moon configuration. I even re-enabled the Bookmarks toolbar.


It is almost back to the future - the same almost forgotten look and feel with modern functionality. I even started to like the 3D tab's look.


Thank you all for your guidance,



In Topic: Installing Pale Moon

18 February 2018 - 03:26 AM

Hi, Auro,

Thank you for the message. I can live with the current looks of the Pale Moon. It does all what I need it to do, and the rest is not a big deal. I like minimalistic software. I wish they updated the AbiWord and made it cross-platform.

I will keep you recipe on installation of the Pale Moon in my CherryTree notebook of useful tips and tricks.

Have a good weekend.