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    neon - Holy cow Batman

    I used neon in the past with some issues. I recently installed one of the Testing ISO's, and was I surprised!
    It work without a hitch. I know there are bugs lurching around, but so far its rock solid. I like the fact its stripped down to the bone.

    I can now add what I use, and be free of the rest.

    One thing I just discovered, and I'm sure its not neon specific, but new to me. I wanted a desktop clock on my Xubuntu. A simple one without Conky. Nothing I could find.
    Right-click Application Launcher > Add Widgets, then just pull the analog clock to the desktop.. Its there ticking away. I couldn't believe my eyes how easy that was.

    The only reason I started using neon vs Kubuntu, is that System Settings on Kubuntu would crash and never recover. Also right-click on hidden icons didn't show all the choices anymore.

    For the foreseeable future I'm sticking with neon.

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    Switched to Neon exclusively from kubuntu about a year ago. Before that ran kubuntu on my main rig for "stability". I've found neon to be less buggy in many ways.

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    KDE Neon Unstable in a VM;

    This mornings updates have broken my X server it appears. Early this morning I ran update and the login screen was in table mode and didn't work. Then 2 hours later, a couple more updates and now only text log in.

    Waiting for the next update...
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    Posted on KDE neon FB page an hour ago:
    KDE neon unstable edition is currently broken, best not upgrade, sorry folks
    "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." - Sherlock Holmes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowhog View Post
    Posted on KDE neon FB page an hour ago:
    I had been running unstable, when mine blew out plasma.desktop after an update. That's why I'll on neon stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verndog View Post
    I had been running unstable, when mine blew out plasma.desktop after an update. That's why I'll on neon stable.
    Yeah, UNSTABLE = NOT READY FOR USE.

    I want to watch the progress of the newest releases so I run UNSTABLE in a VM. When it breaks, no harm no foul. My daily OS is KDEneon User Edition. It's kind of interesting to see the Info Centers side-by-side.
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    The last couple of rounds failed to fix my issue with graphics in the Neon Unstable VM (no X), so I gave up.

    This morning I built a new machine using the May 10 ISO (the latest available), installed and booted right to exit. I haven't tried to update it yet.

    I noticed something exciting during the installation: They used Calamares installer! Finally! It's simple, works great, has an obvious option to install grub on a device, partition, or not at all. Love it. Also is programmed well enough that when I selected Manual Partitioning and MBR rather than GPT because it's a VM so why go through reserving space for GRUB - the program advised me that using GPT is recommended AND that I would need to eave room for GRUB! Wow, genius. Informative and accurate.

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    A note on Calamares: I decided to re-install the VM using GPT this time to see how it worked. I created the 8MB unformatted partition with the "grub-bios" flag as advised. When it tried to install GRUB, the installer crashed. So I re-launched it, reviewed my partition table and re-checked all the boxes, etc. and this time it installed perfectly. I have no idea if I did something wrong or if Calamares just crashed. Anyway, now it works.

    BTW: One of the cool things about VMs for testing is SNAPSHOTS. I snapshotted my VM, ran full-upgrade, and it indeed is still broken. So we wait...
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    Also. BTW: If you've read my posts on GPT with GRUB, you know the best place to provide space for GRUB is to partition the drive before running the installer and creating the grub-bios partition in the otherwise unused space between sectors 34 and 2047. I wanted to see how the install went for a new-ish user so I didn't make and "advanced" moves ...

    ...this time
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