Zorin 16 Lite has become my daily driver

My computer is:

Machine: Type: Notebook System: Dell product: Inspiron 3180
CPU: Dual Core AMD A6-9220e RADEON R4 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 1354/1200/1600 MHz
Memory: Device-1: DIMM 0 size: 4 GiB speed: 1200 MT/s

I switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu because Windows 10 was too slow. I then tried Puppy Linux because Ubuntu was too slow but decided against it because it was weak in security and its desktop and tools were too unusual. Finally, I switched to MX Linux Xfce. I was very happy with MX Linux and used it for several years. It was fast, stable and did everything I needed. After seeing some YouTube bloggers recommend Zorin for Windows users - I had quit Windows because it was too slow but I really like the way the Windows desktop works - I tried Zorin 16 Lite. I was blown away. It really isn't much faster or more stable or more capable than MX Linux but it is prettier, more polished and ergonomically better engineered.

I am retired and only consume content so I removed the applications for producing content, e.g., most of LibreOffice. This of course saves disk space but more important if it is not installed it does not need to be updated. Frankly, I find the frequency and duration of software updates annoying. I also removed snap and find that the .deb packages work well enough. (Although, unfortunately apparently Chromium is only available as a snap package.)

The one thing that I do not like is the Software manager - it is too slow. I much rather use the command line apt - learned this from my time with Ubuntu.


Welcome, I also came back to Zorin after a spell with Puppy Linux and windows of course, Zorin was the best move ever, and the support is just excellent, so a big welcome from me! :wink:


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