My little linux-powered laptop is chock full o’ stuff I’ve installed and worked on since I I installed Ubuntu on it a couple years ago. I want to switch from Ubuntu/Unity to Lubuntu/LXDE because UU is way, way too slow and I’ve heard LL is way, way fast.
I was using Ubuntu/Cinnamon for a long time but, lately, the udpates have been locking me out of my machine and it takes a few steps in the command line to set things straight. I could just stop updating but … no.
I’m nervous. What will break? Will I lose anything? I’ve already started to back stuff up. Mostly, if not completely, done I think.
When I try Lubuntu via USB drive, I don’t get WiFi. I have a Broadcomm problem. As soon as I figure that out — should be simple now that I’ve found my ethernet cable — I’ll take the leap.
I’m excited because, while learning, I’ve installed bunches of stuff I haven’t used or no longer need — including multiple versions of, you know, Python, Node, PHP, and all that jazz … tons o’ stuff. It’ll be nice to have a light, lean machine.
But, ugh, gotta rebuild the web server, all my private keys, and so on. Fun, though — it’s practice. Relearning it to redo it is good.