Wow, you had a SSD and RAM free. Nice.Thanks. Just wanted to see if Pro is worth the fuss. Free version seems to have a decent UI (I'm a Plasma user myself). I'm also curious as to whether 16 will work acceptably on an old Celeron laptop from 2012 (which I tossed a spare SSD and 8GB ram into), or if it would be better off with lite. I'm looking to donate the machine to a friend, and I want something as familiar to Windows as possible, as they have never used anything but.
My other option is Mint XFCE with Theme Twister to make it really look like Windows, but to me that just seems more of a cheesy re-skin than something thought out and aimed at traditional PC users
Yes Zorin and Mint are both user friendly. I have 2 4GB DDR RAM spare and 3 crashed hard drives which are fully unrecoverable in spare too. LolJust a small one, left over from an upgrade, and it's hard to not have a bit of old DDR3 laying around. The chip is a dual core Celeron of 1400MHz or so. The machine runs well enough, save that it won't be doing any HD youtube playback. Even a small cheap SSD can breathe such life into an old system. Mechanical laptop HDDs are just the worst...
Of course a lean Linux makes things even nicer.
I do like Mint. I'm just looking for the best hand-holding guidance for the average non-technical Windows user, and Zorin got recommended to me.
this is a snapshot of zorin os download page at august 17th, 2021. it was actually the same sha256 checksum before (look at the pro edition).Newbie here, I have a question, why would the direct download and the torrent download both appear larger than the actual download from Zorin OS and why different checksums than Zorin has posted?
For future reference, when a file is larger than the original, how do i check for extra things added etc... Just getting into Linux safety as I've always tinkered with Linux but never dedicated 8 computers to it as i have now...
So a basic primer for what huge flags should i be looking for safety wise?
thanks for your time all, I appreciate you all and your efforts.
I have 1TB HDD. I have Mint W10 Zorin Ubuntu. Kali and Kodachi comes and goes.i have not used Linux in 10 years
i have 3 hard drives windows 10 and 11 and now Linux on the 3 third
i hope it works 3 os
but that's not gonna stop me from thanking you and seed you later
many thanx to you all