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Old 22. Dec 2010, 08:18 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Zorin OS 4 released today - x32 and x64

http://www.zorin-os.webs.com/
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Old 22. Dec 2010, 01:52 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Ah, don't you just love those Guinness guzzlers over at Zorin.

No reply to my question on their forum after more than 2 days and the download for Zorin 4 is due to take longer than 6 hours!!!

I was thinking of putting another post on their forum to request a CD sized download, with the rest of the bells and whistles downloaded later as in Mint. But I doubt I'd get a response, so what's the point?
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Old 22. Dec 2010, 04:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Well, I got mine and true to the later version of Ubuntu on which it's based it now recognises my broadband modem out of the box

I only had a quick look from the live DVD as I'm busy doing other stuff, but after using Mint I can't see any compelling reasons to change.

For folks just thinking about coming from Windows though and wanting a familiar look to their environment, I think Zorin remains a solid option.
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Spent the whole day yesterday checking out Zorin. Its Ubuntu based but has several desktops available that resemble various Win versions. I can see how Zorin would be a good choice for the Linux newbies but I found it a little buggie although nothing serious. I also found I could get things done easier with Mint Julia and so I wont make Zorin my default but would still recommend it to newcomers.
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From: http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...html#post71644
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I successfuly installed zorin lite on a 8gb usb drive. I was dissapointed, although it was indeed light in size and a bit easier on resources I found it hard to work with, hard to configure and it was just a overall frustrating experience. Perhaps it maybe my inexperience with lxde but I will pass on this distro. My advice is if you have the room and enough horsepower just go with the full version.
Part 2 of my Zorin saga. As I mentioned I was able to install Zorin lite on a 8GB USB drive in persistent mode. Sadly Zorin lite was a big disappointment for me. Perhaps I'm not swayed by all the gourmet blends of Linux or what ever the reason it didn't appeal to my taste. I do however really like Zorin, so much so I decided to install the full version onto my USB drive. I then proceeded to uninstal all the stuff I would never use. This put me at about 4GB total size on my 8GB USB drive which is about 400MB more than the total of Bohdi I previously had installed. The trade off however is the ease of configuring Zorin where as Bodhi was a bit tricky with some stability issues.
I want to share the fact that is possible to install Zorin onto a USB drive.

Basicly I used a Live CD and installed it directly on the USB drive as if it was a HDD . Be warned this method does not with all distros...
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Default Upgrading error while updating ZRam

I experienced a freeze-up while installing updates. The error evolved around the upgrading of ZRam which is a memory compression utility which is supposed to be faster than the swap file. Was unable to uninstall or reinstall.
Anyway I found the solution at Zorins forum where a number of users experienced the same problem. Basically reboot and select Zorins safe mode from there select Repair Broken Packages.
Fixes the error right away
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This of course is one of the other benefits of Linux in that errors are almost always fixed very quickly and/or the solution is in their forum.
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The odds are... A linux distro has a much better and clearer path for a solution. Windows will take one through a long and mostly unsuccessful trip through the twilight zone. There are times the linux community hasn't a solution, but this mostly applies to newer releases.
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I want to share the fact that is possible to install Zorin onto a USB drive.

Basicly I used a Live CD and installed it directly on the USB drive as if it was a HDD . Be warned this method does not with all distros...
Installed distro is slower that the live version and the USB lifespan is shortened that way, right? ...
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Installed distro is slower that the live version and the USB lifespan is shortened that way, right? ..
As far as Zorin Lite goes, it ran at normal speed. As I stated in my post that I did not care for the distro. I may also add it was difficult to setup the desktop the way I liked it.

Since then I reinstalled Bodhi in persistent mode and it runs quite well and at a normal speed on my 8GB thumb drive. As I have wrote about in other posts, some thumb drives perform better than others. For example the 8GB drive I'm using is a SanDisc Cruzer. When I tried Bohdi on a 4GB Kingston it would not work. I might add the Kingston drive was a couple of years older but its still a USB 2.0 drive like the Cruzer. I know I sound like a broken record but if you go to pendrivelinux they have a list of thumb drives that are proven to work.

As far a life span, it should last as long as a SSD. For more info on this look HERE
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