Too much is almost enough Jan 27, 2023 19:14:14 GMT Hippytaff, thewaiter, and 1 more like this
Post by cakes on Jan 27, 2023 19:14:14 GMT
That is my favorite saying. My least favorite is: "She who loves least makes the rules".
Hi, I am Carl from Sonora Mexico and Medford Oregon. I imagine you can figure which months I am in which locale.
I got my BSEE in 1979 in Phoenix, AZ. The first computer I ever touched was an IMSAI 8080 where we toggled in the bootstrap with front panel switches. This was before the Apple IIe or even the TRS-80. My first language was FORTRAN 77. The first day I got to class I knew that I wanted to program, not do hardware. Programming is like driving the car whereas doing hardware is like being a mechanic.
I wrote a letter to Microsoft when I graduated in 1979. I got a nice reply from Bill Gates: drive.google.com/file/d/1w5n7R0ZZ7s7tG5CH0QE8VODQrYOSItM_/view?usp=share_link
So I have been rejected by the best!
My hometown at the time was Medford, Oregon, and I found a job there doing Z80/Intel/Motorola Assembly language work. That lasted 20 years. They had to drag me kicking and screaming off DOS and my first introduction to a graphical OS was Win 2000. Windows has always bugged me, so I have dabbled in Linux for about 18 years. I used Bodhi way WAY back, but then began surfing distros. Due to living in DOS for 18 years and to ease my sensitive eyes that look at computer screens 18 hours a day, I require BLACK backgrounds. So I have been a fan of KDE versions of Linux. But they are slow and clunky IMHO. So I began using XFCE and other versions. I like the niroki theme the best, but it's not optimal.
Being an old ASM programmer and DOS user, I am interested in efficiency, even on my HP570, built specifically to optimize Win 10. So I played with MX, Peppermint and Puppy. All are awesome, but Puppy was just a bit too strange to be a daily driver. I still have Win 11, MX and Peppermint on this desktop, but then something happened. I booted Bodhi 6.
Bodhi 6 has ruined my love of anything else! It FEELS about twice or thrice faster than Win 11 (even fully updated!) It is even noticably faster than MX and Peppermint. I love the super small footprint and just rolled in what I needed: Firefox (the background can actually be made BLACK on ALL web pages!), TBird (same cool backgrounds), Balena Etcher, QBitTorrent, VLC, Windscribe VPN, Filezilla, Catfish, HTOP, ePDFviewer, and more.
So today I saw that there is an RC3 version 7 of Bodhi. I booted/updated. The first thing I noticed is that on 6 I had to fully delete nouveou drivers in favor of i915 video drivers for my Mesa HD 630 card so that Google Earth would work. On 7 I did not need to do that! Yippie!
But when looking with neofetch, my daily driver Bodhi 6, with everything set up the way I like it and fully furnished reports 328MB used.
With RC3 of 7, booted from USB and updated with "sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade" (the same as I did when I installed 6), and only installing neofetch, RAM usage is a "whopping" 2701MB.
I have screenshots of neofetch if wanted.
I took a look at bpytop, which I installed later, and didn't see anything massively gobbling RAM, but why is 6 so much slimmer? Looking at Distrowatch.com it appears that 7 has a few things LESS than 6 had.
Anyway, color me very happy to have found Bodhi. It's my daily driver for two months now and I rarely leave it!
UPDATE: Today I INSTALLED RC3 of Bodhi 7 instead of running it from USB. After the same setup as above with 7 I get 405MB used of 7699MB available!!! Woo hoo! I am going to use 7 for a while, but so far it has better compatibility with my hardware and seems just as fast! Cheers to the DEVs!