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    Testing Other Distros

    Just like everyone else, I do from time to time like to look at other Distros.

    Ran across Lubuntu. Played with the Live ISO via Ventoy for several days now.

    I will have to say, for a light weight DT front end, not bad. Since it is QT based I noted they do borrow from KDE.

    Interface is simple but very intuitive. There are some idiosyncrasies, but those just may be due to running the Live ISO as I am.

    I've tried it on a modern HP Laptop i5/16GB RAM and on my Panasonic CF-53 older i5/8GB RAM. Both boot methods run well.

    I may or may not test the install process.

    In all, nice. I will stick with my KDE Neon / Kubuntu 22.04 systems I use but in all, I can rate this an 8 out of 10, which for me is high.

    Purge snapd from Lubuntu 22.04, replace Openbox with Xfwm4 and enable the Lubuntu backports for LXQt 1.2.0: - and you have one of the best, if not the best, LXQt-distribution.
    Runs like a charm even on very old systems, unfortunately it is 64-bit only.
    Desktop: Debian 11 KDE & LXQt • Kubuntu 22.04 & 20.04 • Win10 • Lenovo ThinkCentre M710s
    Nvidia GT 1030 • Intel i5-7600 • 16 GB RAM • 256 GB Toshiba XG4 M.2 SSD • 1000 GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Laptop: Kubuntu 22.04 • macOS X 15 • Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
    Intel HD 4000 • Intel i7-3520M • 16 GB RAM • 1 TB Kingston KC600 SSD


      I agree on the 64bit piece. If it was 32 bit, I have a very old Celeron system I'd like play with.