Hiiii, long time windows user here looking back at how in the world I ended up here with Zorin 16 as my OS.
Linux has always eluded me. Such terminal, many command as dogge would say. But as a windows 11 beta tester I found out that I love trying out a new OS. Whoa there's a setting for that? I can do this now?? Sadly I think a lot of people here know the fun didn't last long as windows doesn't allow for a lot of customization. And dear lord the data gathering they do on you. Then I learned how to flash a usb with an iso image and I could try out anything I wanted; total game changer . Like a kid in a candy store I read through article after article of what to try next but none of the interfaces appealed to me- until I saw Zorin 16.
Simple yet elegant, light but capable, and plenty of customization and apps to suite my fancy for quite awhile. Great for beginners with room to grow into more advanced linux skills. The Core version got me hooked, and though I'm still working through problems, I'm learning a lot already and took the plunge to make it my primary OS. Mad props to the developers, definitely showed my appreciation with a bump to the Pro version today and getting everything just right again after the clean install. It's been a blast and I'm excited to be part of the community! From what I've perused here on the forums yall are a good group of people and I'm happy to be here.