I was just playing with an alpha daily-build of 20.04 (in safe mode). After some minutes it went into screen saver mode with gaseous lines undulating around the screen (blue and purple).
Within 30 seconds my laptop fan was running high speed. (Ryzen 3 cpu with Vega 3 gfx).
I was wondering: what purpose do screensaves serve today? Will an unchanging image “burn” into an LCD screen? (I’ve heard it won’t). Wouldn’t it be better (as a lightweight distro) to just go to black? Or, just a dimmed background image?
I guess it seems odd to me that a lightweight distro would include heavy eye candy. (I assume it’s heavy if it makes my fan start speed up.).
Also, doesn’t 4 workspaces seem like a lot for a lightweight distro? Two seems like it would be sufficient, and easy to find how to add two more if someone needed them. (Does having 4 use more memory than 2? I assume so.).
As an aside: back in 19.04 I wasn’t too jazzed with Lubuntu LXQt (after 4 years of using LXDE). But, this 20.04 looks nicer (more polished) to me in some way. Maybe just because I’ve been away from it for 9 months, got used to a different distro, etc.