[DISCUSSION] Zorin OS

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  1. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    :biggrin::D:p
     
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  2. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    Zorin OS 10 is very polished but support ends in a few months. Elementary OS has all the new bells and whistles in Zorin 10 but based on the older 14.4 Ubuntu LTS. Elementary OS might be the best option until the next LTS release of Zorin.
     
  3. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    9 has a much longer support...
     
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  4. Kim100

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    True but it looks pretty dated compared to 10 and Elementary, but that's just being picky. 9 is going to be the more stable of the three.
     
  5. ausernamenoonehas

    ausernamenoonehas MDL Member

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    Speaking of the three - do you think its possible, say if you like such & such about Elementary, and like such & such about Zorin 10, and the same for Zorin 9, you (and I do mean YOU, not me, I'm noob) could mix and match different distro's to form one "perfect" OS?

    Isn't that what Zorin, Elementary and say Mint really are anywayz? People getting together and building an OS from other distro's and combining the different sources to make a custom OS?

    Like I said, I'm a noob when it comes to Linux, so feel free to flame me :biggrin:
     
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  6. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    As I see it Zorin aims to be the most Windows like release, Mint stays with the Linux approach but tries to be as user friendly as possible and the guys [and gals] at Elementary are more about the design and beauty of their baby. At the end of the day all three are based on Ubuntu so they are not going to be all that different, just grab all four and try them out, one of them will float your boat. :tasty:
     
  7. Antilope

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    #48 Antilope, Oct 14, 2015
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    How many different types of toasters do you need to toast a slice of bread?

    For some people, an operating system is like a car. It can take you to work, to the bank, to the store, it can take you sightseeing, it can take you to entertainment. It's about the destination not the car.

    To others an operating system is like a collectors car. They will tinker for hours on an engine. The will detail and polish the car. The will gun the engine and even race it. They will read books and magazines about the car. They will sit around for hours with friends talking about cars. But the car is a collectors item and stays in the garage. They never go anywhere in it.

    For me, it's not the operating system. It's the destination.
     
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  8. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    I prefer to travel in a Jag and not a Lada ;)
     
  9. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    You ask: "What do you think of Zorin OS?"
    I answer, 'To whom it fits, it is good, whom is not suitable, it just does not fit and my or someone else's opinion will not change anything. "
     
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  10. totalbeliever

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    This is what I found out about Zorin OS - I understand that this is designed for newcomers of Linux. It is said to be a multi-functional operating system for windows users.
     
  11. T-S

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    It's like asking for strawberries that smells like fish. Not a good idea.
     
  12. Kim100

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    I have 10 Ultimate running on an old laptop, its very Windows like and easy to use. Zorin resembles Windows 7 by default but its so much faster on this tired old machine. I cant fault Zorin, its as good as any Ubuntu based distro and the most friendly to windows defectors. The Ultimate package has just about everything you will need to get started, without a doubt the best starting point for Linux "newbies".
     
  13. gorski

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    No bugs yet?
     
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  14. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    Some of the packaged software doesn't work, just a few, but I view 10 as a beta release so I would say that its very good, cant wait for the next LTS release.
     
  15. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    No driver issues, then?

    Is 9 OK with the issues you mentioned, please?
     
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  16. Kim100

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    I would recommend staying away from the the Broadcom wireless drivers, they just don't work, the open source drivers work fine.
    Broadcom drivers are a universal problem in Linux, its not a Zorin issue.

    As for Zorin 9, I missed this release so I cant comment.
     
  17. Tiger-1

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    thanks dude, I don't see this o.s before also I like Linux o.s :yes:
     
  18. Antilope

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    #59 Antilope, Dec 9, 2015
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    #60 Antilope, Jan 16, 2016
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    I installed Zorin 10 Ultimate x64 (Paid Version) and Zorin OS 10 Core x64 (Free version).

    Here is some info I have gathered so far....

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    Zorin OS 10 Ultimate x64

    iso size 3.9gb
    initial installed size 9.97gb
    initial Linux kernel 3.19.0-23

    INITIAL SOFTWARE INSTALLED BY DEFAULT IN Zorin OS 10 Ultimate x64 MENU
    (the 1st update downloads an additional 1.5gb of update files)

    -ACCESSORIES-
    Activity Journal
    Archive Manager
    Backups
    Calculator
    Character Map
    Discs
    Files
    Font Viewer
    Passwords and Keys
    Plank
    Screen Shot
    Search for Files
    Synergy
    Text Editor
    Virtual Box
    Xournal

    -GAMES-
    Arcade
    Airstrike
    AisleRiot Solitaire
    Armagetron Advanced
    Brutal Chess
    Mahjongg
    M.A.R.S.
    Mines
    Pingus
    Quadrapassel
    Sudoku
    Trigger
    Warzone 2100
    Xmoto
    Xonotic

    -GRAPHICS-
    Blender
    Darktable
    Dia
    Document Viewer
    E-Book Viewer
    GIMP Image Editor
    Hugin Batch Processor
    Hugin Calibrate Lens
    Hugin Panorama Creator
    Image Viewer
    Inkscape
    LibreOffice Draw
    LRF Viewer
    Photos
    Scribus
    Simple Scan

    -INTERNET-
    Desktop Sharing
    Empathy Instant Messaging
    Firefox Web Browser (39.0)
    Geary Mail
    Remmina Remote Desktop
    Transmission
    Zorin Web Browser Manager

    -OFFICE-
    Calendar
    Calibre E-book Manager
    Egonomize!
    Getting Things GNOME!
    gLabels
    Gobby Collaborative Editor
    HomeBank
    Kraft
    LibreOffice (4.4.6.3)
    LibreOffice Base
    LibreOffice Calc
    LibreOffice Impress
    LibreOffice Writer
    PDF Mod
    Planner
    PyRoom
    VYM - View Your Mind
    wxBanker Finance Manager

    -SOUND & VIDEO-
    Amarok
    Arista Transcoder
    Audacity
    Brasero Disc Burner
    Cheese Webcam Booth
    Dvdisaster
    DVD Styler
    HandBrake
    ISO Master
    Kazam
    Kdenlive
    Kodi Media Center
    Media Player
    Me TV
    Miro
    Mixxx
    OpenShot Video Editor
    Rhythmbox
    Transmageddon Video Transcoder
    VLC media player
    xine

    -SYSTEM TOOLS-
    Administration
    Preferences
    Disk Usage Analyzer
    Power Statistics
    System Log
    System Monitor
    System Settings
    Terminal
    Zorin Background Plus
    Zorin Look Changer
    Zorin Splash Screen Manager
    Zorin Theme Changer

    -UNIVERSAL ACCESS-
    CellWriter
    Easystroke Gesture Recognition
    Text to Speech

    -WINE-
    Programs
    Browse C: Drive
    Configure Wine
    PlayOnLinux
    Universal Wine Software
    Winetricks

    -SOFTWARE CENTER-

    -PLACES-

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    Zorin OS 10 Core x64 (Free version)

    iso size 1.6gb
    initial installed size 6.2gb
    initial kernel 3.19.0-25

    INITIAL SOFTWARE INSTALLED BY DEFAULT IN Zorin OS 10 Core x64 MENU

    -ACCESSORIES-
    Activity Journal
    Archive Manager
    Backups
    Calculator
    Character Map
    Discs
    Files
    Font Viewer
    Passwords and Keys
    Screen Shot
    Search for Files
    Text Editor

    -GAMES-
    AisleRiot Solitaire
    Mahjongg
    Mines
    Quadrapassel
    Sudoku

    -GRAPHICS-
    Document Viewer
    GIMP Image Editor
    Image Viewer
    LibreOffice Draw
    Photos
    Simple Scan

    -INTERNET-
    Desktop Sharing
    Empathy Instant Messaging
    Firefox Web Browser (39.0)
    Geary Mail
    Remmina Remote Desktop
    Zorin Web Browser Manager

    -OFFICE-
    Calendar
    LibreOffice (4.4.6.3)
    LibreOffice Calc
    LibreOffice Impress
    LibreOffice Writer

    -SOUND & VIDEO-
    Brasero Disc Burner
    Cheese Webcam Booth
    Media Player
    OpenShot Video Editor
    Rhythmbox

    -SYSTEM TOOLS-
    Administration
    Preferences
    Disk Usage Analyzer
    Power Statistics
    System Log
    System Monitor
    System Settings
    Terminal
    Zorin Background Plus
    Zorin Look Changer
    Zorin Theme Changer

    -WINE-
    Programs
    Browse C: Drive
    Configure Wine
    PlayOnLinux
    Universal Wine Software
    Winetricks

    -SOFTWARE CENTER-

    -PLACES-
     
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