Hey there folks, I’ve been a silent observer and “enthusiast” of ZorinOS for the longest time. Now though, I think the silence should be broken by me since my interest about the OS has grown too much. In my freetime I like to research information security related topics and write about them on a blog, even though I’m not a professional.
Something that has always bothered me though, is the documentation of software and operating systems in general. Since I’m also greatly interested in security and I deem ZorinOS as something of great importance, I’ve always wanted to dig deeper into it.
As you can imagine though, digging through an entire OS is quite exhaustive and time consuming. On the frontpage ZorinOS promises great security benefits from the Linux kernel, but I’m unsure of the definition, since Linux (like most other kernels/operating systems thingies (I know a kernel and OS aren’t the same)) has its flaws.
I personally just wish ZorinOS would give a deeper spin to Linux itself, since so many promises on the frontpage are entirely based on Linux and aren’t even explained slightly or in a more deeper manner, to understand them from a logical or technical comprehensible point of view.
I’m aware of the fact, that the OS is more focused on regular people or people that aren’t that tech savvy, but I wish we had a solid foundation or explanation how ZorinOS is different from other operating systems or behaves differently.
Personally I would like to start a discussion, about whether we as a community should start to document ZorinOS, or if it would be done internally. I’m also interested to hear from the dev team, how ZorinOS differentiates in terms of security, reliability etc. from other OS’s.
Thank you very much for your time and sorry if this text sounded aggressive or something at some points