How To Get Zorin
A word you are going to read a number of times in this review is "clean". The menu looks great. It is clean and easy to navigate. On the left side are the categories and on the right are common folder locations and applications.
Obviously clicking on a category displays a list of the items in the category, so it is easy to browse for programs. You can also search using the search bar.
Connecting To The Internet
- Chromium - web browser
- Geary - Email client
- Nautilus - File Manager
- Activity Journal
- Gnome Photo Manager
- GIMP - Image editor
- Zorin Web Browser Manager
- LibreOffice - Office Suite
- Brasero - CD-Rom Burner
- Cheese - Webcam Tool
- Pitivi - Video Editor
- Rhythmbox - Audio Player
- Totem - Video Player
- Play On Linux
The first time I ran Rhythmbox I received the above error. However on the subsequent attempt and every attempt since it worked.
The Zorin Web Browser manager lets you choose your default web browser. You can choose between Chromium, Firefox, Web? and Midori.
Chromium is installed by default, the others have to be installed to be used.
PlayOnLinux and WINE are both installed which means I can play Sensible World Of Soccer which is still a secret indulgence of mine.
To be honest when I first started using Linux, WINE was something I saw as a necessity. In recent years I have found very little need for it.
It doesn't work that well for very modern Windows applications and generally there is a decent Linux alternative. If there isn't, I use a machine with Windows on it.
The 2 main tools I use Windows for are Visual Studio as I develop Windows software and Office 365 for updating my CV. LibreOffice is good but the pagination doesn't work perfectly when saving in a DocX format and when you are sending a CV to a potential client you want them to see it as you see it and most in the UK only accept it in Word format.
GNOME photos is the default image viewer and it provides a nice clean interface.
There are basically 3 tabs:
The average user will run the Zorin Software tool to install software. You can access this from the menu in the bottom right corner.
It is ok for free software but has the same issues as Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install steam