Zorin wins again for Windows migrants.
With a new release and a new upgrader, we have been spending a lot of time reviewing what could be improved or what went wrong in some cases or how we can help users to smooth out the upgrade experience.
It really helps to see the positive side, too.
I like Zorin/Mint and not really ever sure which one I prefer. Sometimes I think I prefer Zorin and other times I prefer Mint. I think Zorin using the Cinnamon desktop with all Zorin tweaks and their superb software store would be Linux nirvana. If they would go all Debian - even better but Ubuntu is still a good base.
Myself and others have enjoyed using Cinnamon D.E. on Zorin OS for long periods of time.
Cinnamon works very smoothly on Zorin OS 15 and 16 without slowing down over time. I can attest to it being a good experience.
Mint apps may be usable on Zorin OS. I know the Mint team has some good ones. I Still use and prefer Nemo FM on Zorin OS.
Since Zorin OS Lite offers the full-featured desktop options and customizability I prefer, though, I have been sticking with Zorin OS Lite since installing Cinnamon to attain those features feels a bit redundant.
This is an excellent video. Makes me glad I picked Zorin OS.
To be honest I wouldn't speak about that one is better that the other. They are a different.
What I really like on Mint is the Software Updater. That Thing is great! The Structure of the Overview from the Updates, the Settings and the embedded Posibility to install newer Kernels ... That is the best what I ever seen.
What I don't like is simply Cinnamon. But I don't like Cinnamon in general. I don't like the Menu Structures and the Design in common. When Mint would have a regular Gnome Version ... To be honest, I don't know if I would now use Zorin because of the great Software Updater.
Zorin with the Software Updater from Mint ... That would be great, hahaha!
As a Newbie I tried both Mint and Zorin. My preference landed on Zorin Lite on an old machine and 17 core on a VM on my windows 11 machine. The review said what I initially thought about Zorin overall, a lot more polished and easy to use and configure.
You ought to give Apper a try. It is a KDE app, a lightweight Software channel that includes updating the system and appears much faster than anything else.
@swarfendor437 and winner for Mac OS migrants IMO There really isn't anything close to Mac OS other than ZORIN.
Well if pearOS NiceC0re improves that might change!