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Old 24. Nov 2012, 11:37 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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?
Thats the way Zorin is advertised although Zorin is a good distribution there are others equally as good. When it comes to Wine don't expect all Windows software to work properly. First take a look at this page http://appdb.winehq.org/ this will give you a sense of what runs properly. It rates the software on a Platinum, Gold and Silver basis.

Also if you haven't yet checked out DistroWatch's major distribution page, do so it may help you find what popular at the time. After that try Googling the distro's name and look for recent reviews.
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Old 25. Nov 2012, 04:48 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Zorin is a good distro, but not faultless. The killer for me is the erratic loss of new mail notifications on the Thunderbird icon with no definitive fix. IMO their use of AWN has thrown up quite a few challenges, some of which have not yet been solved. Depending on your connection type, networking isn't exactly stable either.
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Old 27. Nov 2012, 02:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I've tested Zorin V5 and didn't really like it. I might just give it another shot? Think it's worth while MC?
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Old 27. Nov 2012, 02:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I've tested Zorin V5 and didn't really like it. I might just give it another shot? Think it's worth while MC?
V6 was great for me apart from the issues I had with AWN. If you like the look of it though and don't need to rely on having the number for new Thunderbird mail notifications displayed, then I'd try this latest release.

Unfortunately, the reliability of Gnome 2 has still to be matched by anything that has appeared since which is why Solos OS 1.2 Eveline remains the most stable and aggravation free current distro I've used.
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Old 13. Jul 2015, 10:31 AM   #35 (permalink)
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A lot of water under the bridge since this thread first kicked off so today I had a look at Zorin 10 RC. Dull, boring, flat and totally uninteresting. Not to mention you are referred to a mile long "post installation" thread in their forum for pretty much every support query posted.

I remember when this was such a joy to use and easy to customize with a real panel that didn't crash at every opportunity.

Looking at the variety of DE's now supported by the likes of Makulu and Manjaro, I wonder why anyone still wants to run Zorin.
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Despite the promise and undoubted popularity of this distro, the comments above have always prevented me from adopting it full time. On the face of it, the latest version might be destined to change that. It certainly seems the devs have listened to what users want out of their desktop experience, but have they managed this new creation without including a slew of bugs that previous versions often enjoyed? Be looking forward to trying this when it comes out of beta.

http://zoringroup.com/blog/2016/09/1...s-zorin-os-12/
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It seems it may be best to wait longer then after it comes out of Beta.
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As Zorin OS 12 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it will be supported with security updates until April 2021.
I have found Ubuntu 16.04 and its off-chutes to be unsatisfactory and not ready for prime-time. The QA is nonexistent which is so disappointing because I've come to expect better.

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art90 Ashberian • 4 days ago
I understand how you feel, everything about Zorin OS 12 is awful and the creator I think made rash decisions for the hipsters and for the love of the minimalism cult. I will never use Zorin OS again and will never recommend it to anyone who is interested in trying out and/or switching to Linux. I recommend checking out Linux Mint, at least the person in charge there is sane and makes good decisions, unlike the person in charge of Zorin OS. Why must people want to "fix" things when they are working fine and don't need a change? I feel the world is getting stupider each day.

art90 art90 • 4 days ago
there is nothing that sets Zorin OS apart and nothing that makes it good anymore, I really liked how it used to be so easy to use and had a cool Windows look, but now it's all been thrown out from stupidity. Hopefully this virus of a Linux OS goes away.

I may sound harsh but the person in charge is really alienating a lot of people with these rash decisions to appease a crappy flat look. That kind of stuff with all this minimalism makes me sick. Most computers made nowadays have much more RAM and can handle the 3D looks and all the eye candy which I think makes it more appealing in looks and relaxing to see unlike flat looks which I agree with A, it is childish and unprofessional.
Again, from my experience this is par for the course

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It seems it may be best to wait longer then after it comes out of Beta.

I have found Ubuntu 16.04 and its off-chutes to be unsatisfactory and not ready for prime-time. The QA is nonexistent which is so disappointing because I've come to expect better.



Again, from my experience this is par for the course
You are so right. Dedoimedo too has been lamenting this aspect of Linux for months.

Anything running Plasma 5 is a good example because with that DE they are on to a loser before they start.

The best I've found so far is Q4OS and it supports Compiz/Emerald.

I also don't like the move towards flat and boring themes. If I wanted this type of look I'd install Windows instead.
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Zorin OS 12
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think that link had nothing to do with Zorin wdhpr
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