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Old 03-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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Progress -- to try ZorinOS

@DavidMcCann ... #15

Thank you for your guidance. Very much appreciated.

Have browsed thru "Popular Linux Distributions" on
and read reviews for each in "Popular Linux Distributions". Some simply not applicable to home use, and some simply no reviews at all or no longer supported.
(Promising: PCLinuxOS 2013.02, ZorinOS Light, Simply Mepis, Arch Linux 2012.11.01)

Your link to ZorinOS site lifted my spirits ... I am going to jump into bed with "ZorinOS"
Wine might also be very helpful. (Including the bottled stuff)
I have two internet access laptops. Browsing and email only.
Toshiba-2012-Win7-32bit to replace Acer-2007-WinXP-32bit.
Toshiba is not ready for internet.

Would it be safe to partition the Acer for a dual OS with XP and ZorinOS ?
Or should I try the portable ZorinOS first ?
I cannot afford to be without reliable internet PC.
Neccessary for a busy engineering consultancy. I am an Excel and Autocad developer on the side.

Partioning the Acer HD to accomodate ZorinOS makes me nervous. If the Toshiba was ready I would have no hestitation in clean installing Zorin on the Acer.

You have been very generous with your time, and your leads/links are adding to my knowledge base.

I have many VBScripts -- will they run thru "Wine"
Will Excel VBA code run under Wine -- it would be helpful if my Excel addins would run under Zorin/Wine.
Have downloaded LibreOffice but cannot find keywords, objects, methods, functions etc in LO "code editor"


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