Actually, I am on Ubuntu Mate, on an old MacBook Pro (mid-2012) 13", and looking at Conky.
Though, I have upgraded hardware parts to 480GB SSD on SATA port, and 8 GB RAM.
- Web development, including the backend
- VirtualBox, if required, for e.g. Power BI, Microsoft Office
- Biomedical informatics course, which includes Data Science and GIS
I have noticed from Conky, though; that RAM doesn't even though the 4 GB bar, but CPU (core i5, 3rd gen, 2.50 GHz, 4 virtual cores) did sometimes fill all with 100%.
However, even when not all filled, while running
sudo apt upgrade, the computer did sometimes lag.
I have also noticed that Swap, which I allocated at 4 GB, is only filled by 91.5 MB.
I might have things I haven't monitored, such as
- Current HD read / write
Currently, the most important question is, will by MacBook Pro will lag when running macOS Catalina or Window 10?
macOS is just like a time bomb. It gets slower every upgrade. That's why my sis stopped using this Mac...