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Be sure to let us know when you update. I *may* be able to fit in another test. It's always nice to get an extra set of eyeballs on it. I agree with the Gnome System Monitor choice. It's effective, efficient, intuitive, and informative. Can't really ask for much more. Leaving HTOP in wouldn't be a bad idea. It beats TOP by a country mile.
Well it is uploaded
 


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I'll leave this tab open. I'm downloading it now (I'm on slow, but adequate, DSL).

Alas, I'm watching the IMSA race and it doesn't get over for like another 7h 15m. I'll at least check out the changes when I get a free minute.
 
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I'll leave this tab open. I'm downloading it now (I'm on slow, but adequate, DSL).

Alas, I'm watching the IMSA race and it doesn't get over for like another 7h 15m. I'll at least check out the changes when I get a free minute.
I live out in the country I use DSL as well have a 9MB line - guess I am lucky there - no cable where I live
 

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Hmm... No amount of 'ctrl + c' skipped the file check at boot.

(By the way, my DSL is rated for 12 MB/sec, with a 1 MB/sec upload. I had to pay for the lines and a fancy box that is a repeater/splitter. Otherwise, I had no DSL. A couple of neighbors chipped in, but not much. Still, I think it was worth every penny.)

I took a quick look and the Gnome System Monitor fits in well with the rest of the applications. I didn't go through everything. I'm a bit distracted today.
 
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Hmm... No amount of 'ctrl + c' skipped the file check at boot.

(By the way, my DSL is rated for 12 MB/sec, with a 1 MB/sec upload. I had to pay for the lines and a fancy box that is a repeater/splitter. Otherwise, I had no DSL. A couple of neighbors chipped in, but not much. Still, I think it was worth every penny.)

I took a quick look and the Gnome System Monitor fits in well with the rest of the applications. I didn't go through everything. I'm a bit distracted today.
if you wait more then 5 secs the Ctrl C thingy will continue as normal - It worked on my Acer and my Dell laptops
 
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Nah, I started immediately (as much as a human can). It may be because it's a VM. Lubuntu had a similar issue. They resolved it by removing the checks - except it may still do a couple of quick checks behind the scenes. (I know that it doesn't work if you wait long enough. Sheesh!)

I can replicate it. Even holding CTRL and spamming the C button doesn't skip it. Even waiting for the screen and starting as soon as it appears doesn't work. There was a bug for it in 20.10, as memory serves. I can't find it in Launchpad at the moment. I might be able to find it in my email archives if need be.
 
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Nah, I started immediately (as much as a human can). It may be because it's a VM. Lubuntu had a similar issue. They resolved it by removing the checks - except it may still do a couple of quick checks behind the scenes. (I know that it doesn't work if you wait long enough. Sheesh!)

I can replicate it. Even holding CTRL and spamming the C button doesn't skip it. Even waiting for the screen and starting as soon as it appears doesn't work. There was a bug for it in 20.10, as memory serves. I can't find it in Launchpad at the moment. I might be able to find it in my email archives if need be.
They might correct I do not use a VM
 

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Yeah, it's probably not all that important. It's even less important if the user checked the disk's integrity themselves, or used a .torrent/.magnet to download it (which is not a Slashdot option as memory serves). Lubuntu just kicked the file checking to the curb and called it resolved.

I think it may still do something behind the scenes (checking squashfs, I think) - but my role is testing and not developing. 'Snot my job to fix the bugs, it's my job to find the bugs. I find that being consistent and methodical helps me spot the bugs.
 
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Well I guess I will leave it as it is - seems to work on my machines like you said probably has something to do with VM maybe delay related between the time it takes the VM to read and execute - to me it is not a big deal - but overall how does it look?
 

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It lacks as much polish as some of the other distros. You've pulled in a ton of applications and they're not all equal in applying the theme you've chosen, so there's some aesthetic points lost there. There are some rough contrasts.

All-in-all, I wouldn't say it's painful to use - and that's a good thing. I find some distros just plain a pain in the arse to use. There's some DEs that I just don't want to use unless I absolutely have to.

Things are where I'd intuit them, which is good. It means I'm not looking for applications - I know where they are and find them the first time I look. Intuition tells me to look for settings to find the display configuration, for example - and that's where the display management tools are.

It's above average for a passion project, but lacks the fit and finish found in a larger project.
 
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So what would you change to make it more polished, I was thinking of changing the Icon theme to Gnome or ePapirus and the style to Greybird to give it a lighter more even look - what software would you change or even eliminate?
 
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LOL That's gonna require thought and exploring the distro some more. I'll leave this tab open and get to it when I have time.
I did remove some of those apps under Multimedia and Graphics reset the style to Greybird and Icons to ePapirus it did give it a smoother look overall dated 16 Nov 2021
 

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I did remove some of those apps under Multimedia and Graphics reset the style to Greybird and Icons to ePapirus it did give it a smoother look overall dated 16 Nov 2021

Nice. I'll take a look when I get time. The day that I said I'd get to it when I had time was the same day I was elected as a Lubuntu Member - though I didn't notice until the following day.

I've been kinda busy ever since.

However, the tab has remained open and it's on my list of things to get to. I want to go over it a bit more thoroughly and while taking notes.
 
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Latest Update 03 Jan 2022 Expirion LXQt-CE - the CE stands for Cutting Edge - has mainline kernel 5.15.12 and based on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Developmental-running LXQt 0.17 desktop - software pre-installed includes Firefox 91.4.1 ESR, OnlyOffice 6.4.2, Thunderbird 91.4, VLC Media Player 3.0.16 it is about 1.7GBs in size - Anything else you want to install is done through the Synaptic Package Manager or the Terminal - it also uses QAPT as the deb package installer
 
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Latest Update 10 Jan 2022
Expirion LXQt-CE - the CE stands for Cutting Edge - has mainline kernel 5.15.13 and based on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Developmental-running LXQt 0.17 desktop - software pre-installed includes Firefox 91.5.0 ESR, Thunderbird 91.5.0, OnlyOffice 6.4.2, VLC Media Player 3.0.16 it's about 1.7GBs in size - Anything else you want to install is done through the Synaptic Package Manager or the Terminal - it also uses QAPT as the deb package installer - this is basically a rolling release version and hopefully be updated periodically as my time permits.
 
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Latest Update 17 Jan 2022
Expirion LXQt-CE - the CE stands for Cutting Edge - has mainline kernel 5.16.1 and based on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Developmental-running LXQt 0.17 desktop - software pre-installed includes Firefox 91.5.0 ESR, Thunderbird 91.5.0, OnlyOffice 6.4.2, VLC Media Player 3.0.16 it's about 1.8GBs in size - Anything else you want to install is done through the Synaptic Package Manager or the Terminal - it also uses QAPT as the deb package installer - this is basically a rolling release version and hopefully be updated periodically as my time permits.
 

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Interesting choices. There are still some outstanding bugs in 22.04, but none of them are show-st0ppers.


QApt is something I've come to appreciate, though I normally just run the installation command sin the terminal. OnlyOffice is another choice that deviates from the norm.
 
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There are still some outstanding bugs in 22.04, but none of them are show-st0ppers.
Well a couple of them I guess won't be a factor since one is for Calamares, which I used Ubiquity instead and LibreOffice crash since I decided on OnlyOffice - Bluedevil is not installed I used Bluez and Gnome-Bluetooth instead - so luck would have most of my picks got me around some bugs - LOL :cool:
 
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