I have used Zorin since 15.0 after much researching of other systems, Zorin outdid most picks and tests for a .deb system. Zorin by far was my most liked.
You have many choices to pick from when it comes to the layouts of the desktop windows. My mother who is 70 years old never used Linux till I showed her how Linux worked.
I was a firm believer of Kubuntu for personal pc’s but found much of the time it was crashing or breaking, I then I tried out linux mint and lubuntu for home users but needed a business touch also, Lubuntu out did Linux Mint by far with the speed and responsive loading.
So with more research and over 50 Linux distros tested, when it came to a Debian system, Zorin got my money for the ultimate version it was also my second Linux OS that I bought for my own birthday gift Redhat was my first.
I even offered to work with Zorin as a distributor and provide my customers an operating system replacement for Windows 10, because many had complaints on it lagging facebook games and many bad updates. My mother now has Zorin 15.2 on an SSD 512GB of her Dell Laptop which I also set up, she uses it for her Facebook games.
So if you really have to question Zorin from another systems like POP OS you must have concerns with POP OS Linux, or you either don’t like what it’s offering.
Zorin ultimate comes packed already with most needed items like, office and a browser and other programs, that you would have to spend time downloading. Don’t get me wrong, I used in the 90’s RedHat Linux but love Suse linux over redhat. to me its more the business and hosting center software, both systems are loaded the same and have a lot of similarities based on its same languages, like Debian has with the many builds from it. remember this, Zorin is built off Ubuntu true, but at the end of all the work you do on your POP OS and Zorin, it’s not ubuntu POP OS or Zorin is built from, its Debian.
Rock on sorry for the long reply, kinda my story behind my experience with Linux and why I choose Zorin.
No matter your fancy, most Linux systems has good security and really don’t need a virus scanner. It takes the person running the Linux of their choice, to know how to manage that security with the built-in firewall or security.
you just have to do a live cd run give zorin a try. for my older Nvidia stuff, Zorin worked best. Windows 10 never picked up my Nvidia cards. My Zorin can do the dual audio process for music production, and voice in opensimulator.org systems such as SecondLife.com
What windows10 can do, I can also do on Zorin.