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Windows 7: Zorin OS

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Zorin OS

I stumbled upon this while browsing: Zorin OS - Home

Anyone here ever try it? Thoughts?
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08 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

looks like yet another ubuntu-based linux distro with a windowsy theme/skin.

it includes a screenshot of steam - ok steam might run, but what about the games?

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28 Feb 2012   #3

Desktops: Windows7 Pro SP1 32&64bit - Laptops: Windows7 Pro SP1 32&64bit, Zorin Core OS 5
 
 

Very Cool system.
Installed it on my laptop. Its fast, maximizes my download speeds etc. It appears to not need drivers to operate my laptops full functionality. It has a very nice Graphical interface that makes it very similar to Windows 7. It also uses WinXP (built into it) to run windows based programs through a Linux system called "WINE".
Its running as a dual boot alongside my Windows 7 installation and now it seems I never have to defrag my drive again.
Ive had no problems with it so far and I'm very impressed with it overall.
I'm fairly new to linux(ubuntu) but with Zorin its easy to catch on and learn the Linux system. It grabs hold of the Windows file system and I am able to access all my windows stuff directly in Zorin.
Bootup is Waaaay faster and net speeds are also faster.
It doesnt crash or hang(so far), but as I go, I'm now getting to learn another completely different operating system that didnt cost me an arm and a leg in my country.
If you keen...go for it...its easy to use
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28 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SouthAfrican View Post
Very Cool system.
Installed it on my laptop. Its fast, maximizes my download speeds etc. It appears to not need drivers to operate my laptops full functionality. It has a very nice Graphical interface that makes it very similar to Windows 7. It also uses WinXP (built into it) to run windows based programs through a Linux system called "WINE".
Its running as a dual boot alongside my Windows 7 installation and now it seems I never have to defrag my drive again.
Ive had no problems with it so far and I'm very impressed with it overall.
I'm fairly new to linux(ubuntu) but with Zorin its easy to catch on and learn the Linux system. It grabs hold of the Windows file system and I am able to access all my windows stuff directly in Zorin.
Bootup is Waaaay faster and net speeds are also faster.
It doesnt crash or hang(so far), but as I go, I'm now getting to learn another completely different operating system that didnt cost me an arm and a leg in my country.
If you keen...go for it...its easy to use
If you don't mind, could you give us an update in a month or so. Also I would like to know exactly which Windows programs you have running in Wine.
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28 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Got it running on my machine, pretty much hassle free. As far as I can tell, it's good. It's nice and fast (faster than Windows on my pc), it's got all of the programs I need and all of my drivers came preinstalled. It looks good too.



I hate my monitor up there, I think i've broken my neck looking at it.
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