Although I have looked at Bodhi before, I never gave it enough of a chance. Now, I have installed it on an old Seagate hard drive. It made it as fast as as a solid state drive (not to boot of course, but once up and running it's greased lightening). It's also beautiful and extremely well organized.Maybe the most responsive distro I have used.
I am using Bodhi 4.5 on an old Gateway desktop, about 12 years old. Recently, my video card died, and then my upgraded power supply unit. So I'm back to on-board graphics, and a 300 W psu. I'm reluctant to replace them due to the computer's age. Maybe the psu would run a new video card, but for how long? So this machine is in the category of "run it until it drops." I also have Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Lite 3.8 on it.
I have only one problem, or rather will have, once next April rolls around. I'll post that in another thread. Meanwhile, fantastic job on this gem of an operating system. I'll be sending a little support your way soon!
We are happy you gave our distro a try. BL 4.5 was not the best release but it apparently suits your HW best. Anyway, enjoy the beauty and speed of Bodhi. Maybe you will find nice BL 6.0 we are just working on with planning release prob this autumn. We put lot of effort to it. So, if you consider supporting us with a donation, it is highly appreciated:)
An update: I had to ditch Bodhi 4.5, as it stopped booting. I just installed Bodhi 5, and so far it's working well, even without Nvidia 304. The only Ubuntu-18-based distro that I can say that about, everyhting else I tried won't work without the Nvidia driver. I may need to install vivaldi or other browser if Midori won't behave itself. so far it's usable, but there have been a couple momentary freezes.
Anyway, nice to be back on this sweet operating system. It just feels so right. Kind of like I would have designed myself, if I had the ability. See ya' around.
Further update: Just did a full update, Bodhi 5 now up to date. Vivaldi browser working great. I may have an Ubuntu-18-based distro working without the Nvidia 304 driver, which I was convinced was a must for this old system. I think that the DE is light enough to work with the open source drivers, and also disabling acceleration in Vivaldi was key.