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2016/03/22 08:14:52 (permalink)
This is an awesome alternative to Windows. http://zorinos.com/index.html

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 08:20:17 (permalink)
    Have you used it in the past?  It looks good, I would just like to know how it operates and what is compatible with it at this time.  Are there driver issues, and are there limitations to games and other software?

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 08:33:29 (permalink)
    Please give Sajin a blue ribbon for turning me on to this. I just put it on an old HP laptop about an hour ago to try it out. Laptop is faster than ever. More responsive now than Windows 10!  I used the core 64 bit. Everything works and I didnt have to install or search for drivers.Even my network printer works. This OS is very similar to windows. I think a 10 year could easily navigate and use this. I will give more updates later but I am loving it so far.Going to go put some apps and games on.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 08:41:32 (permalink)
    Try games on it please. Let me know how it works. I may set up a dual boot so I can see if folding works on it as well.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 08:53:47 (permalink)
    Since it's based on Ubuntu, it probably has the same limitations as other Linux distros. It will use something like WINE to run them which may not be 100% stable.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 08:57:46 (permalink)
    It does say that WINE is part of the operating system.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 10:14:32 (permalink)


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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 10:21:07 (permalink)
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    Have you used it in the past?  It looks good, I would just like to know how it operates and what is compatible with it at this time.  Are there driver issues, and are there limitations to games and other software?


    Yes it has Driver Issues at lest with NVIDIA GTX 980 Card I am testing on. (Same issue I see on Ubuntu)
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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 10:51:40 (permalink)
    I'm still want more in put before I will install

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 10:57:06 (permalink)
    Ok I did manage to get a Bioshock 1 installed and it plays pretty well considering I am on a laptop with 1.24 gig video ram and intel graphics. It does run through wine and creates a virtual disk using directx. its a little tricky rooting around trying to find the games exe to make a shortcut. looks like there is a little more learning curve but for a free secure system I am willing to give it a week or so.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/22 10:59:06 (permalink)
    If this works, I would love nothing more than to shove it in Microsoft's face. If this can do pretty much everything that 7/10 can do without all the spyware and forced advertising, I would be more than happy to donate and back them.
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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/29 13:53:42 (permalink)
    Still using this? How is it working for you?

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/29 14:35:15 (permalink)
    Its still on my old laptop. Havent messed with it a whole bunch yet.Warmer weather is here now and I have several acres of spring cleanup outside to do.

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/29 15:35:06 (permalink)
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    Its still on my old laptop. Havent messed with it a whole bunch yet.Warmer weather is here now and I have several acres of spring cleanup outside to do.


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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/30 16:23:52 (permalink)
    Any update on this?

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/31 03:33:32 (permalink)
    Plugged a microsoft mouse and keyboard in and it worked flawless. No searching for drivers or anything. Also hooked up to my 70 inch samsung and it worked too. Seems like hardware is being detected better than windows. I have gotten about an hours worth of playing Vampire Bloodlines in and not a single crash. Web browsing is slick and all addons are working on firefox. Dont know what else to say except stuff just works with less hastle than windows so far.Still seems to be lacking on customization though or maybe I just havent learned how yet. I recommend to anybody interested to just burn a system image for backup and give it a try.
     
    post edited by Shockjockey - 2016/03/31 03:37:20

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    Re: Zorin operating system 2016/03/31 11:34:10 (permalink)
    Shockjockey
    Plugged a microsoft mouse and keyboard in and it worked flawless. No searching for drivers or anything. Also hooked up to my 70 inch samsung and it worked too. Seems like hardware is being detected better than windows. I have gotten about an hours worth of playing Vampire Bloodlines in and not a single crash. Web browsing is slick and all addons are working on firefox. Dont know what else to say except stuff just works with less hastle than windows so far.Still seems to be lacking on customization though or maybe I just havent learned how yet. I recommend to anybody interested to just burn a system image for backup and give it a try.
     






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