My name is Moss Bliss, I'm co-host of Distrohoppers' Digest podcast. I'm installing on a Lenovo T540p, there should be few issues caused by the machine.
0.4 beta? Beta is not mentioned anywhere on the system after installation.
Installer launches an old, flawed version of Calamares, which, when you try to replace a partition, attempts to create two partitions of the size of the original partition in the same space and write to one or both of them. This is an old problem that is long since been fixed.
I finished the installation, rebooted. Installer did not pass my Wi-Fi password to the installed system. I can't find a setting to switch to a 24-hour clock or to modify my power settings beyond two options available.
Many programs have the actual name hidden - Calculator, file manager and terminal and others. The terminal is so transparent that it's hard to see and default text is very tiny. I can't find a way to change the default text or text size in terminal.
Updates using Muon package manager went fairly quickly but I was left quite confused as to what actually updated. The default size seemed to cram in the text. Expanding it to full screen seemed to help a bit.
There are 34 icons available in the launcher some of which are standard plasma apps but not many. One of the buttons says Cutefish Full Upgrade, I thought I had already run updates. I pressed it and it downloaded 301 more packages.
As installed, it does not include an office package.
The upgrade took a very long time, at least subjectively, as one would expect from 301 package downloads and installations.
Muon appears to be similar in scope and presentation to Synaptic; at this stage in my use, I prefer Synaptic. After the updates, I removed Transmission, and I noted that my launcher now only lists 27 icons.
There does not appear to be a setting to turn off my touchpad.
The updates did not include updating Discord to the current version. I could not get either the archiver or qapt to install the new version, so I opened the terminal and installed gDebi, grabbing neofetch and Ubuntu restricted extras while I was at it. I had to run gDebi from terminal to actually install the update, other options just ran and closed without installing.
I'm not finding a workspace switcher, everything just piles on top of each other.
I also went into shut it down and tried to turn down the brightness. The system locked up for about 2 minutes and then told me I needed to authenticate it with my password but would not allow me to enter the password in the field provided. I must say, I've never had to enter my password before just to turn down my brightness. The system appears to remain locked at that level. After a few more minutes of waiting I did a cold reboot. When I rebooted I went straight to the brightness turned it down. I did not yet prompted for a password for another 2 minutes. Same situation, locked up.
This is as far as I've gotten. Three hours on the system.