I have done it! I've made the switch!

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kgiii@kgiii:~$ uname -a
Linux kgiii 5.8.0-43-generic #49~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 5 09:57:56 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I am now on Lubuntu 20.04.

Thunderbird updated to 78, pretty much breaking Thunderbird. So, I figured it was time to upgrade. If I was going to invest that much time, I'd go ahead and do the whole thing. So, I did.

I am now entering modernity!
 


;), Welcome to the real world :D
 
So far it hasn't been too terrible. I spent a lot of time in a VM and in a 21.04 VM, so I know where everything is. It's just a ton of tweaks and software switching, as well as a bit of debugging.
 
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Linux lilith 5.10.16-zen1-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Sat, 13 Feb 2021 20:51:02 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Kernel 5.8.x < 5.10.x or 5.11.x, which means you are running an old kernel:p, just kidding! How does it feel to be running on a more modern system than before?;)
 
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Linux lilith 5.10.16-zen1-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Sat, 13 Feb 2021 20:51:02 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Kernel 5.8.x < 5.10.x or 5.11.x, which means you are running an old kernel:p, just kidding! How does it feel to be running on a more modern system than before?;)

It's not too bad. I also use other OSes on other computers - it's my two 'main' desktop systems that run Lubuntu. I use other OSes as appropriate. I have a laptop that I use regularly with Tumbleweed on it, for example. I'm pretty sure that's the newest kernel I use.

It was (as mentioned elsewhere) a major shift to LXQt. It required a real installation which went well enough. Then, because it's one of my main systems, it required hours of tweaking. I'm still not really done with that aspect, but I'm done enough to be functional.

Fortunately, I keep good backups. I was able to save a ton of time with configs that I'd saved. I was able to just copy in my Chromium folder and then 'unlock it'. Once that was done, I had all my same tabs, saved passwords, etc... I even still have my same bash aliases and bash history.
 

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