Zorin 3 - A great distro for newbies

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    As promised, a review of Zorin 3, a Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, covering live CD, installation and post-install usage, featuring Mac OSX-like looks, appearance and styling, Compiz integration in live CD session, Wireless, Bluetooth, Web camera, Samba sharing, multimedia support (MP3, Video, Flash), applications, branding, system stability, performance, memory usage, suspend & hibernate, and more. Have fun.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/zorin.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Beavenburt

    Beavenburt Registered Member

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    Zorin is yet another ubuntu based distro that doesn't really add anything extra to you what you can find in it's parent distro. Other than the out of the box multimedia support is there any real reason to use this over ubuntu?
     
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  3. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Mrkvonic did not mention it in his review but besides the default GNOME desktop, you can choose Zorin OS to look like Windows 7 or Mac OSX. The idea being that you can get away from Linux if you want to. If that bothers you, stick with Ubuntu or with Mint Linux.
     
  4. Spiral123

    Spiral123 Registered Member

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    At first I wasn't sure about this distro, but it does appear to be help some windows converts make the switch. I installed it for a friend who has never used Linux, and he liked it...

    Also, I should add, this distro is created by two young Irish kids. I think they are only15 years old...
     
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  5. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    look like a pretty decent distro for newbies

    again very nice review ............great work mrk :thumb:
     
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