12 Feb 2015

One name really stuck out - Zorin OS

Good morning / evening / afternoon / day / night whenever you are reading this. My name is Antonio and I really like Zorin OS.

I'm fairly new to the Linux community and I had a difficult time around at first when I stumbled across a few threads that were just distro wars. These sort threw me off track and I completely botched my first Arch linux install. Afterwards however, I found Ubuntu and found it to my liking for much except for a few things.

The first thing was the interface. Unity isn't ugly, but I prefer something a little more like the Windows UI that isn't controlled by a brown-orange background.

I then tried to install LXDE onto the distro, which then asked for root permissions to log on and I quickly lost that install as well.

After finding plenty of top 5 to top 50 distro lists, one name really stuck out. Just the name. Zorin OS. Its was a freaky cool name. I installed it quick and... Updates. I was dealing done with Windows updates so I won't lie that I was erked. Then I found out what the 500MB of downloads were for. All of the preloaded software and I flipped.

It was magnificent. I did a little research and found out that Zorin OS 8 was based on Ubuntu 13.10. Knowing that Ubuntu 14.04 was the LTS release, I waited for Zorin OS 9 to come out to buy the premium version.

I would definitely purchase Zorin OS 9 Ultimate if I didn't win it, but I am glad I had the chance to enter your contest.

Thank you!

This is a guest post by Larry Adams, which took part in the joint Zorin OS contest.


  1. Tell me one good reason why i should use Zorin OS and not stable, user friendly, easy, fast and secure Linux Mint.

    1. ...and vice versa!
      Everyone has personal preference.

  2. Please! It's all Linux. So stop favouring one distro over another. The strife shouldn't be one distro versus another. It should be Linux versus other OSes

  3. Iv'e used Zorin for a few years now but Chalet OS is my new desktop OS.

    1. Zorin is the best start for beginners.
      Experts like myself often prefer flexibility of KDE desktop environments. Ubuntu based distributions like Zorin are much easier to update to any older or newer version using Ubuntu & its PPA or DEB- double- click methods,