• Re: Zorin OS

    From kc2ugv@KC2UGV to Deavmi on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 09:27:00
    Ubuntu is the way to go. I used it when stating out and many people
    still use it, nothing wrong with it. Good system for lots of things.
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    Agreed. Although, these days I typically install Ubuntu server, and then
    build from there, mainly as I have no need for all the cruft most DE's bring
    to the OS as I use i3 window manager.


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  • From Chris@DMINE to bgdjr on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 22:48:55
    Re: Zorin OS
    By: bgdjr to All on Sat Dec 03 2016 01:00 pm

    What is everyone's opinion on Zorin OS (based on Ubuntu) to run Synchronet o I am a Linux newbie... I want to get away from Windows on my lil server machine. I am looking at the 32bit version since the machine only has 2GB R



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    I haven't used it but I've talked to a few people online that supposedly used it. I think it's biggest 'selling point' right now is in how it mimics a Windows environment. If that's not something that's important to you than I would probably stick with one of the distros with a bit more 'mindshare'. Desktop distros such as Ubuntu or Mint. Mageia, while not quite as well known, is a great desktop linux.

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  • From Mro@BBSESINF to Chris on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 23:06:21
    Re: Zorin OS
    By: Chris to bgdjr on Wed Dec 07 2016 10:48 pm


    I haven't used it but I've talked to a few people online that supposedly used it. I think it's biggest 'selling point' right now is in how it mimics a Windows environment. If that's not something that's important to you than I would probably stick with one of the distros with a bit more 'mindshare'. Desktop distros such as Ubuntu or Mint. Mageia, while not quite as well known, is a great desktop linux.



    it's never going to stop happening, but i wish some of these distros would stop trying to copy the look and feel of windows. if people wanted windows, they'd just run windows.
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  • From Deavmi@EWBBS to Sampsa on Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:17:42
    On 2016-12-06 09:24 PM, Sampsa wrote:
    Deavmi wrote to Sampsa <=-

    Yeah, he could try anything with a VM. Arch?

    Arch isn't that newbie-friendly, but I tried out Manjaro (Arch derivative
    I believe) and that wasn't bad at all to install.

    Basically distros are distros - the main difference your average user will notice is the command needed to add/remove/search for packages.

    Of course in a VM environment, once he become comfortable enough with UNIX
    in general maybe a Slackware install and building stuff from scratch with ./configure ; make ; make install could be fun and interesting, to learn
    a little about how stuff works under the hood.

    Sampsa


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  • From Jagossel@MTLGEEK to Mro on Thursday, December 08, 2016 21:38:00
    Re: Zorin OS
    By: Mro to Chris on Wed Dec 07 2016 23:06:21

    it's never going to stop happening, but i wish some of these distros would s
    top
    trying to copy the look and feel of windows. if people wanted windows, they
    'd
    just run windows.

    A-flippen-men, Mro. I have said the same thing about themers who tries to make Linux look extactly like another operating system (Windows, Mac OSX, et. al.).

    I would think that the point of theming is to come up with a new look.

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  • From Chris@DMINE to Mro on Saturday, December 17, 2016 15:09:02
    Re: Zorin OS
    By: Mro to Chris on Wed Dec 07 2016 11:06 pm


    it's never going to stop happening, but i wish some of these distros would s trying to copy the look and feel of windows. if people wanted windows, they just run windows.

    I understand why they do it, but the crowd they are aiming for is really limited. I think the only users that would gain anything out of this would be corporate users who are being force migrated to a Linux desktop. Even then there is going to be an element of relearning things, so I don't think they are accompolishing as much as they think.

    Outside of that, I think most users who are migrating to Linux are trying to get away from Windows for a reason. They either don't like it, or they are still using Windows while trying out Linux out of curiosity (which technically isn't a migration but...).

    So yeah, I think Linux distros should focus on creating their own identity (or adopting another distros identity) rather than trying to be Windows. It sounds enticing on the surface, but it really isn't all that.

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