Zorin 8 was to buggy, but Zorin has a concept that is perfect for Windows people jumping over to Linux so I decided to give Zorin 9 a spin.
Zorin has made a noticeable climb on Distrowatch so it must have improoved.
Zorin is based on Mint so it will be no rolling release, but it will have Windows 7 look and feel out of the box.
It is a 1,4 giga download for the 64 bit version. I started the live CD. No problems there so I picked the "install" option on the desktop.
Here I could choose to use the entire disk and encrypt it and use LVM. I went for the regular install using the entire disk - without any encryption.
I was prompted for the user and password and set it to automatically log in, and on it went...
The installation recognized my locale and started the install with some nice music and a slideshow.
The slideshow is quite informative and nicely put together.
While I am waiting for it to download the latest files I might add that this is yet another Ubuntu based distro (Like Mint) so all the Ubuntu /and Mint) documentation should apply.
With these kinds of distros it is always a concern in which direction Canonical wants to jump - since they have a history of reinventing the wheel after a "not invented here" policy.
This may affect the forks too.
Zorin is supposed to be faster than Ubuntu though, and four times faster than Windows7
So time to boot it up then and that works just fine and I am nicely logged in. There is the problem that I have a resolution of 800x600 in my VB so i cannot even get to the screen section in the settings.
So I had to edit /etc/default/grub and set a resolution of 1024x768 there to have something to work with.
That made it "usable". Next I installed the VBguest additions:
Basically I put the downloaded VBOXADDITIONS.iso in the CD (If you download VB guest additions they are likely to be saved in
and went to:
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Here i ran
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This does not work from the desktop because you need to be root.
After a reboot I was able drag my Zorin9 to whatever size I wanted
So the installation went fine and the resolution problems in VB will only be for newbies - and they will probably have a nice exe to install directly from the Windows desktop (not the Linux root challenge).
So time to use this thing then .....