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Old 06-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
arnyb
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ZORIN OS 8 Question



Hello everyone,

I am new to Zorin OS and new to Linux. I have done a bunch of research, which included looking at reviews on web sites.

My previous experience in with Windows XP. I am moving on to Linux due to several things:
  • Upgrading to a newer version of Windows is expensive.
  • I am becoming disillusioned with how money hungry Microsoft has become of late.
  • As the newer versions of Windows become available, I find my computer is becoming slower.
  • Windows 7 (and 8)have become too large, and gobble up resources.
  • I am looking toward the future, and wish to learn new stuff, which includes Linux.
The other things I like about ZORIN OS are that the bundled software is what I need, at least initially.

As to specific questions, does anyone that is reading my post have any experience with the newer (or newest 8.??) version of this distro, and can share their impressions with me - such a their likes and dislikes.

What caught my attention initially is the fact that it shares the "look and feel" of Windows (both 7 and XP) and can run some of the same software.

Please share you experiences and impressions on this with me. Any assistance you can offer will be appreciated.

arnyb


 
Old 06-05-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Out of curiousity, I installed Zorin 8 Core on a laptop last weekend. Although there were a lot of things to like about it, in the end, I didn't keep it, as there were niggling little bugs that didn't sit well with me. Not a fan of the panel they use, either (I think it was AWN). But then, niggling little bugs seem to be the norm with Ubuntu-based distros, in my experience, except for Linux Mint. Actually, there are a lot of distros that seem more like perpetual beta software to me, which is why I primarily stick with Slackware.

Sorry, I didn't document any of the issues I had. I gave it a good 24-hour run, and then moved on. YMMV.
 
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:45 AM   #3
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I've been using ubuntu, but have just installed Zorin on a new PC. Finding it much easier with the Windows feel.

Windows has changed their license agreements. Effectively you can buy windows every time you buy a new computer and yet you never, ever get to keep it. I'm going to write a letter to my local government representative because I believe they are misleading consumers. It should be made clear when you buy windows that you are only getting temporary use of it. The packaging should state clearly "Temporary Windows". I've purchased windows 3 times and I have nothing. I refuse to ever buy it again.

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I've been using ubuntu, but have just installed Zorin on a new PC. Finding it much easier with the Windows feel.

Windows has changed their license agreements. Effectively you can buy windows every time you buy a new computer and yet you never, ever get to keep it. I'm going to write a letter to my local government representative because I believe they are misleading consumers. It should be made clear when you buy windows that you are only getting temporary use of it. The packaging should state clearly "Temporary Windows". I've purchased windows 3 times and I have nothing. I refuse to ever buy it again.
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
I've been using ubuntu, but have just installed Zorin on a new PC. Finding it much easier with the Windows feel.
I am still waiting for a new network card to arrive. My present card is not compatible, so I have a CD with Zorin 8, and run it off of this.

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Windows has changed their license agreements. Effectively you can buy windows every time you buy a new computer and yet you never, ever get to keep it. I'm going to write a letter to my local government representative because I believe they are misleading consumers. It should be made clear when you buy windows that you are only getting temporary use of it. The packaging should state clearly "Temporary Windows". I've purchased windows 3 times and I have nothing. I refuse to ever buy it again.
Interest point. I too have noticed that Microsoft is constantly changing ho they make their Operating System versions available. First they say it can be purchased (or licensed), but you have to purchase a contact for upgrades - as they are doing for their office packages ; then they again change their minds and say something similar - but not exactly the same. It's sort of like guessing which shell the little ball us under.


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I've been using ubuntu, but have just installed Zorin on a new PC. Finding it much easier with the Windows feel.
I have been reading a lot of posts. Many of the forum members seem to like both Ubantu and other versions .... a lot of them actually. Until I get a wireless network card that will work with my new distro, I am kind of stuck, and having little spare cash, find I am still stuck with XP.


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Windows has changed their license agreements. Effectively you can buy windows every time you buy a new computer and yet you never, ever get to keep it. I'm going to write a letter to my local government representative because I believe they are misleading consumers. It should be made clear when you buy windows that you are only getting temporary use of it. The packaging should state clearly "Temporary Windows". I've purchased windows 3 times and I have nothing. I refuse to ever buy it again.
Anyway ... that's what I needed to say. Thank you for your reply, and I have learned something new again today.
 
  


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