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Old 04. Nov 2012, 10:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Don't I have enough to do already?
We would hate you to get stale through lack of practice.
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Old 04. Nov 2012, 10:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I've just about finished the download and plan to install it tomorrow after the football game (of course)
Yesterday, Man. U beat The Gunners and Chelsea drew to send Man. U to the top of the table! Let's see what Anupam does with this one?
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Old 04. Nov 2012, 05:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This was a good opportunity for you to get some practice


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Yesterday, Man. U beat The Gunners and Chelsea drew to send Man. U to the top of the table! Let's see what Anupam does with this one?
I will stay out of this one. I have heard and seen enough of football fans getting violent .
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Old 05. Nov 2012, 08:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I installed Zorin 6 yesterday (after football) I have to admit it was one of the cleanest (lack of a better word) disto I have ever seen. I loved the fonts and icons on all the desktop choices it offered. One major problem was that it hated my Nvidia video card. I tried all proprietary that was offered after first trying to go with the driver supplied with the default install. Sad really, because I was very impressed with this distro.
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I too like Zorin a lot but it does have its issues, not least of which is the update which is now at 500mb plus after install. The update process is also flawed with Many users reporting the same issue I encountered when trying to accept or reject a changed file. Wolfram's advisory post in their forum is well meant but not exactly what you expect to see for a system that proposes to cater especially for ex Windows users. How can you expect these to update using the command line or boot into recovery mode and jump through more hoops to do it that way?

I also lost the number indication for new mails arriving on my Thunderbird icon after I changed the Awn theme

I'm not totally blaming Zorin for this because I think the underlying factors are likely to be Ubuntu related. That said, to me it just looks to be a bit too fragile for long term use compared to say Korora or Solus.

There is also a public 12.10 beta release for Luninux which impressed me greatly (current full version) with it's speed and stability.

http://luninuxos.com/?p=1644
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I'm not totally blaming Zorin for this because I think the underlying factors are likely to be Ubuntu related. That said, to me it just looks to be a bit too fragile for long term use compared to say Korora or Solus.
I agree and it seems that the new version of Ubuntu is having issues of its own according to Jojoyee's post This is troubling because of how s**t rolls down hill. I sometimes wish Mint would just shed Cinnamon and focus its resources on Mate. I would also go as far as liking to see Mint become its own Debian based system sort of along the lines of SolusOS. Gnome 3 has created so much chaos in my opinion, but sometimes from the chaos and the rubble grows a new and wonderful thing
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Sometimes an upgrade means a regression instead of a progression.
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Old 06. Nov 2012, 05:56 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Sometimes an upgrade means a regression instead of a progression.
100% spot on. A while ago I made a resolution never to update a distro that works and I don't know how come I ended up lapsing.

Talking globally for a moment I think it's worth pointing out the amount of time and dedication it takes just to get a distro to a release stage. Considering most of the best have just a single developer or at most a small team behind them, this is a great achievement. Maybe it's too easy to be critical, especially when the result is as free as air too, but then we all like stuff to work when we switch it on.

There's talk within Luninux circles too that the 12.10 beta is more stable than the 12.04 based LTS, which again points the finger firmly in Ubuntu's direction.

Undoubtedly the best spins for some time have been coming off Fedora. Korora being one and Fusion another although since 14.1, the latter has been struggling to get to grips with Gnome 3 (surprise! ). Versions 15 and 16 never got past beta and 17 looks to be struggling too. There is a script available enabling users who have installed Fedora 17 to "convert" this to a Fusion release but I can't see the point. I really do hope he is able to get a final mastered for 17 because IMO version 14.1 was one of the best Gnome 2 distros ever made.

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Zorin 6.1 released today.

http://zoringroup.com/blog/2012/11/0...e-is-released/

6.0 users need not (they say) reinstall because their existing system will be automatically upgraded via the normal updates. Sorry guys, but I don't always buy this. Especially if there was a specific issue, you could be better off with a clean install of the later version. Appreciated this is not always an easy option depending on how users have their data configured, but if possible worth considering. I can't look at this now because yet again no cable DSL here so I only a very slooow mobile connection until they get it fixed.
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Is Zorin really any good?' I know that it comes with wine pre configured in the packages so it should run windows applications out of the box but other than that how good is this?
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