Hey, thanks for the response. Yes, i looked at that article among others; i don’t believe it addresses my question, which is change of DE simultaneous with 30-31 upgrade…?
I’m sorry, does this mean you recommend doing the DE change first, so that i don’t download old-DE stuff with the 30-31 upgrade and then new DE stuff? I’m not clear.
Re which DE: I was a longtime KDE user, but i didn’t like/use a lot of their bundled apps nor the activities model, plus they used to be higher-resource-consuming vs recently (i gather), and i’ve had hardware limitation issues esp with some kernel updates that fedora has pushed out. So i thought i should switch to a DE that starts off more the way i like, a “traditional desktop metaphor”, and so i’m currently using cinnamon. There are nice things about it, but it’s toooooo limited re customization.
[Side rant: I’ve never understood the critique of DEs with “too many” options – just hide them in “advanced options” etc, what’s the harm? Aaaaaanyway…]
Eg i can’t set cinnamon to give me a notification when my battery is low but not yet critical – the only one i get is a pointless one seconds before shutdown. There used to be an applet that did that, then it grew outdated and didn’t work, and now it won’t even install, so there’s nothing… ??? Just one example.
So i’m thinking either KDE for the customizability, or xfce for lightweight but still more options than cinnamon. FWIW
Thanks for your and any other people’s responses