26 months ago
So.... I've used Linux/Unix-like (discounting iOS, MacOS, and Android, all which are Unix-like or Linux-based) twice before. Both ended in failure.
First up, Rasbian. The slow Raspberry Pi CPU, horrid WiFi and the fact my screen (a TV in a naval installation) was 30 feet away ruined the user experience for me.
Then Debian. It was a pleasant OS to use - until I got into command line issues. Trying to install Java was a nightmare - the Sun Oracle update packs did not have the version I was looking for, so I had to download a tar.gz file of Java. 17 hours after I started the VM, it collapsed into a mass of errors and random strings of java code.
So hopefully Zorin will be better. It comes with WINE, a library that lets Linux run Windows programs. I'm going to use it more often to try to learn how to use Linux at a less steep learning curve. It's dual-booted onto a laptop that runs Windows Vista.
Thanks for reading my ramble!