New to the forum, I've been a Linux user since 2010 not particularly new to Linux nor Bodhi for that matter, I remember installing it on an old Dell laptop about 5 or 6 years ago maybe more which has sadly long since passed away, Anyway yesterday I installed v6 on an old Samsung netbook I use predominately for tethering a camera I use for scanning negative film then passing the RAW files to my main PC for post editing, so I don't need a super powerful computer or operating system and the wee Samsung is a perfect fit for the job.
Previously this netbook was running Mint XFCE which to be honest was fine but always felt was a bit of an overkill for this use case and although Mint is a super solid OS it does tend to be a bit boring and ran a bit sluggish on the netbook.
Bodhi is everything I want it to be it's fast (way faster than Mint), it's quirky & looks good, zero bloat, nothing included that doesn't have to there and everything worked out of the box making it an absolute joy to use and has brought this wee workhorse back to life, so just wanted to say a big thank you to the devs and everyone who put this this wee gem together, well done guys great job.
The only criticism I have is I didn't like the positioning of the workspace pager so I removed it and use keyboard shortcuts to switch workspaces, I like the theming and the wallpaper but changed to one of my own photos just to personalise it for myself
Hello there and welcome. It is always refreshing for us devs to hear kind words like these.
You can easily put pager on your shelf. Right click on spare shelf space, content and add pager. Later you can change number of virtual desktops in virtual desktop settings (again right mouse click on the pager gadget->virt desktop settings).
I´m also trying Mint ( and MX-Linux ) on a I3 8Gb Notebook. Mint is good, I will keep on testing a couple of months before installing Bodhi. The speed boost that you get with it is every time incredible, in my opinion. At one of my workplaces, I have an old Toshiba Laptop with Win7 and Bodhi. When I switch to Win7 after using Bodhi, the difference is impressive.
MX didn´t impress me. The devs are good ( Mepis and Antix ), but I had too many problems setting up the desktop, and it never happened with other distro. I was curious because it is first on the Distrowatch ranking, and I had a good experience with Antix, but, IMHO, it doesn`t deserve that place on Distrowatch.