Zorin OS 5 Quick Review

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Zorin 5 Desktop

Zorin is Ubuntu-based Linux distro that is design for the very first newbie Linux user that who want to try a new Linux distro from Windows user. You don’t have to be expert if you don’t know how to setup software manually because the software in Zorin is already out-of-the-box that you needed. Well, to the point, shall we?

What is new and common included in Zorin 5:

  • Compiz
  • Google Chrome
  • GIMP
  • Libre Office
  • Ubuntu Tweak
  • VLC Media Player
  • Wine
  • Zorin Internet Browser Manager
  • Zorin Look Changer
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Zorin 5 Application

Compiz

Ok, Compiz is working greatly and stylish in default setting. That’s what Zorin like.

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Zorin 5 Compiz

Device Hardware

LAN, Wireless, Webcam, Bluetooth are working without problem. Also, it can read file system NTFS too.

Multimedia

Yep, multimedia is working everything you need. So there is no need to install one by one complicated. Enjoy it.

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Zorin 5 Movie Player

 

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Zorin 5 YouTube

 

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Zorin 5 QuickTime

 

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Zorin 5 Radio Streaming

System Performance

Not too much for consuming your computer. Stable and fast without problem.

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Zorin 5 System Monitor

Other Things

Zorin has an unique features:

Internet Browser Manager

This is where you can install or uninstall internet browser easily.

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Zorin Internet Browser Manager

Zorin OS Look Changer

You can change a dekstop theme you like. There is 3 desktop themes which is Windows 7, Linux GNOME, Windows XP. This will take an effect after you relogin again.

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Zorin OS Look Changer

Installing

No problem about installing Zorin, almost typically Ubuntu 11.04 but fast. But when you finish for filling form, there is a video introduction Zorin while you installing. That’s great actually to include it.

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Zorin 5 Install 1

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Zorin 5 Install 2

 

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Zorin 5 Install Intro

Problem

Well, i got 2 problems when you login beginning but this should not be annoying for you. Hope this will not be problem in your computer.

Sorry, the program “GnoMenu.py” closed unexpectedly

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Zorin 5 Application Problem

This one problem appear when you boot in live mode (with USB) for the first time, but it should not be cause problem for you in the future.

The panel encountered a problem while loading “NotifactionAreaAppletFactory::NotificationArea.

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Zorin 5 Panel Problem

This one problem is appear after you installing Zorin when you login a first time but this problem would not be appear again when you relogin again.

Summary

I recommended use a Zorin if you are truly Linux newbie. It’s already included software everything you need when you first time to use such as multimedia codec, image editor (e.g. GIMP),  tweak settings (e.g. Ubuntu Tweak) and so on. So, you don’t have to be a headache again when you want install some component for you need. Fast and stable for performance computer without problem. Almost nothing very serious problem about Zorin actually.

Note: This is my first time to review about Linux Operating System, but i decide to make a quick review summary as much as i can due about my writing ability. Hope that you can appreciate me.

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