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Old 19. Jun 2012, 07:24 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Zorin OS 6 Core final is now released.

http://www.zorin-os.com/

I tried with Firefox and the x64 bit download failed twice between 17 & 20%. No doubt a torrent will appear for it at Linuxtracker within a few days, but in the meantime now trying with Opera which in theory should give more of an opportunity to recover from a stall.
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Now at 24% using Opera and the Softpedia download instead of their own mirror. There's hope!
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I tried with Firefox and the x64 bit download failed twice between 17 & 20%.
Just out of fun I tried to download it with my browser and I had no problems whatsoever doing it ...
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Just out of fun I tried to download it with my browser and I had no problems whatsoever doing it ...
Weird. Normally I have no issues with either straight files or torrents but even using the Softpedia link it stalled twice. The first time I had to resume it manually and the second it picked up after about 30 seconds itself. If it completes I'll need to check the MD5 to make sure the file is intact.
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I have downloaded it from the NLUUG (Netherlands) ... Tried with Opera too. No problems.

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Eventually got it downloaded and the MD5 checked out so I burned it to a new DVD. Have so say, compared to the neatness, style and stability of Solus I'm not too impressed. Within a few minutes of trying just normal operations I lost the desktop or part of the panel on several occasions (although it did return) and had several other error messages about one thing or another. Maybe the x32 is more stable, but I think I'll pass on this one.

Just hope that Solus 2 doesn't suffer a similar fate.
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Eventually got it downloaded and the MD5 checked out so I burned it to a new DVD. Have so say, compared to the neatness, style and stability of Solus I'm not too impressed. Within a few minutes of trying just normal operations I lost the desktop or part of the panel on several occasions (although it did return) and had several other error messages about one thing or another. Maybe the x32 is more stable, but I think I'll pass on this one.

Just hope that Solus 2 doesn't suffer a similar fate.
Thats what I'm worried about. I suspect it maybe suffering the same problems as the Mint distros. I don't want to sound like a broken record but it appears the patching of the new Gnome is not going well. I too experienced disappearing icons, heck it lost my DVD drive it didn't even show using Disk Utility. Anyway I'm going to install it on my spare partition and check it out that way, I have no intention on replacing anything yet.
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. Anyway I'm going to install it on my spare partition and check it out that way, I have no intention on replacing anything yet.
You make a good point because the Zorin guys themselves suggest that a full installation is likely to be more stable than a live session. That said, plenty of other live discs manage to run perfectly well so like you, I'm putting this down mostly to stuff being "forced" to work and therefore replicate an environment users were kicked out of when Gnome 3 arrived. Unless they can fix this though it will just hand further trade to Mint Cinnamon which during my trials was faultless.

Another interesting development is that KDE 4.8 is a lot less fragile and temperamental than 4.7 and those before that. For anyone who likes really sharp graphics and customising options and is not running an old desktop or low end laptop, this will definitely appeal. I ran the beta version of Kororaa 17 x64 full time for a week without a single issue apart from having to manually set up my four speaker sound system. This distro in beta outperforms in terms of stability many so called "finished" efforts I've looked at. The final should be less than a month away now.
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Unless they can fix this though it will just hand further trade to Mint Cinnamon which during my trials was faultless.
Cinnamon was the least buggy of the Mint distros, but that doesn't mean its more stable than Julia or Zorin 5. I'm waiting to see how things are going to shake out. Zorin 6 is just plain awful and the fancy desktop gadgets don't make it better. I'll stick with it until tomorrow but so far it ain't looking good.
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