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Windows 7: Zorin OS

19 Jan 2015   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Terminal commands are a bit like commands in cmd
Not in my experience.

Could you give me an example?
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19 Jan 2015   #12
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Sure .. update

Zorin

open the Terminal by pressing in the same time the keys Ctrl+Alt+T type sudo apt-get update

Windows >

run window update from command line?
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19 Jan 2015   #13
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Sure .. update

Zorin

open the Terminal by pressing in the same time the keys Ctrl+Alt+T type sudo apt-get update

Windows >

run window update from command line?
Ok, point taken

Now if only I can remember the commands I always have to google them lol. Windows I probably remember better because I have been using it longer.
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19 Jan 2015   #14
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I only use a few (same with Windows) and keyboard short cuts, but I'm growing to like Zorin more then Windows, its the speed of it ! and not having to mess about with AV, antimalware though Zorin does have a firewall .. if you want to use it

I'm experimenting with Wine ATM.
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19 Jan 2015   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Zorin is an OK distro if you want to do simple things. It does not have the same facilities as e.g. Mint and is also a little buggy. I have a little demo I made:

Having fun with Zorin

I always recommend Mint Mate as a much better option. Watch my demo on the link and you will see.
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19 Jan 2015   #16
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Zorin is an OK distro if you want to do simple things. It does not have the same facilities as e.g. Mint and is also a little buggy. I have a little demo I made:

Having fun with Zorin

I always recommend Mint Mate as a much better option. Watch my demo on the link and you will see.
Idk, thanks for your input whs. I have tried mint, ubuntu, lubuntu, red hat, fedora, elementary, debian, open suse etc.

Out of the box sure maybe, but you can always get or add those packages. Its based off ubuntu just like mint and ubuntu etc. SO its not like you cannot add those features you want. Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages so it is no wonder you feel like it can do anything ha. To me that is bloated.

Out of all of them, I liked zorin the best. I did experiance some bugs, but there latest release has been a lot better. Part of it I am sure is cause it looks more like windows 7 and has the features, but I think I like it more as it does things the way I expect it to.

I guess it is kinda hard for me to put it in words.

In the end, that is what makes linux awesome, is there is a LOT of choice and one distro does not suit everyone. You do what works for you.
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19 Jan 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
SO its not like you cannot add those features you want.
Yeah, but that's not that easy for a layman. And I guess the laymen were the target for Zorin.

Maybe I should try one of their latest versions and see whether things got better. I did like to work with the people on the Zorin forum. They were always very helpful.
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20 Jan 2015   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Point taken whs. That is actually a very good point. +1 on the zorin forum. Very helpful community.
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20 Jan 2015   #19
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

This morning I did away with Windows 10 and I will be replacing Windows 7 with Zorin 9 Ultimate, myself and my friend Arun are having a lot of fun with Zorin and learning as we go
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20 Jan 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Stephanie, maybe you can make a video like I did and show us your experience with Zorin.
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