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Old 02. Jun 2012, 06:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm curious to find out what the premium version of Zorin looks like.
DVD.jpg Like this maybe?
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Old 04. Nov 2012, 04:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Check out Zorin, Kororaa and one or two of the others mentioned here in the other Linux threads. For the sake of another live DVD or a couple of minutes setting up a live USB, you might find something you like better.
I have been meaning to ask you about your experience with Zorin. Is it using gnome3 and if so, is it using its own customized desktop.
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I have been meaning to ask you about your experience with Zorin. Is it using gnome3 and if so, is it using its own customized desktop.
It's very positive so far. There's possibly an intermittent glitch with the network manager and my DSL connection but the service from my ISP is so bad anyway, I can't tie this down to Zorin for sure.

They designed their own desktop with the W7 lookalike panel using Awn.

"Zorin Desktop embraces all of the latest and greatest Open Source software and technologies such as Gtk3 and other software from the GNOME 3 software stack, all without affecting the familiarity, usability and customizability of the desktop and retaining the Compiz window manager".

Home page plus Dedoimedo's review links here for anyone who might be interested:

http://zorin-os.com/
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/zorin-core-6.html
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Bit more expansion on Zorin 6. Please excuse the spazmodic posts but I'm struggling big time to maintain a connection today so I'm coming on in bursts.

It's important to fully update the system after installing it, but be prepared to import around around 400mb of data.

On both my main PC and laptop, the update sequence froze at the point where I needed to accept or reject to keep/replace a changed config file. Nothing worked except to do a hard reboot, but in doing so the update process then continued to a proper conclusion (after starting it up again).

You will need to create a hidden .themes folder in your home directory if you wish to install additional themes. You will also get more choice out of the Awn applets by downloading the extras.

$ sudo apt-get install awn-applets-all

This plus a host of other info is in their very useful post-install guide.

http://www.zoringroup.com/forum/view...php?f=5&t=2054

Apart from the connection glitch which may not be Zorin anyway, I do get the odd error message but nothing has stopped working. From my experience this is typical of most Linux distros anyway, and Windows too come to that.

Google Earth installs and runs fine and Ubuntu One is already included so there's 5G of free synced stuff if you want it.

I use Thunderbird for my *mail, Chrome for browsing and Transmission for torrents. All run error free.

*The default tray icon for Thunderbird (when minimized) will show the number of new messages.

Getting the Dconf Editor via Software Center is a useful tool which you can use for, among other things, adding the date to your clock, changing font size and removing desktop icons.

The only major system change I implemented was to uninstall the default UFW firewall and replace it with Firestarter to get better control of ICMP settings.

Panel screenshot here:



Anupam might wanna move these posts - but will give him something to do.

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Thanks a million MC. I somehow missed Dedoimedo's review and after reading it I see he gave Zorin good marks. I've just about finished the download and plan to install it tomorrow after the football game (of course)

Sorry Anupam I didn't mean stray from from the topic, but couldn't remember where MC's earlier post was concerning Zorin.
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Anupam might wanna move these posts - but will give him something to do.
Don't I have enough to do already?

Well, it would certainly help to keep content on topic, but here in Linux forum, there are so many things, and they intertwine with each other often, that it's hard to keep things on a single topic. Also, I do read posts here, but I just give them a look, because I don't use Linux. So, I generally leave it on other moderators to take care of things.

If dkhntr does feel that the posts are disrupting his thread, then I will move them to a different thread.

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Sorry Anupam I didn't mean stray from from the topic, but couldn't remember where MC's earlier post was concerning Zorin.
You could always use the search facility
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I have moved the posts to this thread anyways, so disregard my above post, which I will delete later.

The posts were out of topic on that thread, and so better moved here, since it would disrupt the thread of the OP. Please try to stay on topic, as it keeps things organized, causes no problem to the OP, and content becomes easier to find later through search.
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Getting the Dconf Editor via Software Center is a useful tool which you can use for, among other things, adding the date to your clock, changing font size and removing desktop icons.
Am updating the Tips & Tricks for Ubuntu 12.10 and notice that Ubuntu now relies on Dconf Editor instead of GConf Editor in the previous release to adjust some settings.
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