It is the same engine under the hood. Bodhi is built on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Lubuntu 13.10 is built on a newer version of Ubuntu, 13.10. So it is the desktop environment that makes these distros/flavours/re-spins look differently. It also means that the same application programs can be installed. I have no own experience of Spotify, but I use Skype, Firefox, Chromium-browser and Chrome are there too, as well as many other application programs, LibreOffice etc. Some are installed, some can be easily installed via the software center or a simple command line. These programs work in all those distros/flavours/re-spins.Apps that are important to me are as follows:
Spotify - Interested in using, and beta version in Ubuntu 12.04.4 is worth a try, and keep. Not sure if Lubuntu or Bodhi will even support it.
Skype - Interested in using...Ubuntu 12.04.4 says it will work, but, I use it to Skype with family.
Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome - Sorry...I have become so partial with these browsers, to use another one outside of these, and not having to be supported with Bodhi or Lubuntu is disheartening. Any ideas or work around here?
Definitely NOT a gammer!! Never have been...don't want to be. Computers, marathons, and golf are my passions.
I'm heavily leaning to 12.04.4 because of Spotify & Skype, but if anyone has any additional information about these two apps with Lubuntu or Bodhi it would be greatly appreciated.
Other than the above, I am about ready to make a visit to my brothers house to create some disk images.