Today I installed ZorinOS in a vmware. ubuntu based with gnome and zfs support. I have to say: I love the look&feel and I love the fact that it is supporting zfs during installation.
This is with zorin taskbar per default. I like it a lot. I always use dash-to-panel anyways. And root is on zfs. I would love to have that on Arch as well.
Ok, that is impressive. Other than that I don’t see anything unusual about Zorin.
Having root on zfs is easy
The actual thing is a tool needed for all the zfs functionality to be exposed.
The other day I tried the new pop_os and 5 minutes in I was annoyed with the fact that I would have to start looking for crazy ways to install packages and then immediately said screw that I miss my arch repos and AUR. So I would picture this being the same scenario.
Yep, that’s my favorite Buntu spin, as it’s themed very well and works like clock.
Problem is…i use Arch, btw!
The taskbar is unusual. Specifically the application menu:
But the taskbar is incompatible. So I did not go further to try the theme. The theme is probaly not much usefull for gnome42 anyways. I am more eager to get this taskbar working.
I used Zorin, and yes, it is very good, but it broke very badly when I tried to customize its looks (I don’t remember exactly what I did tho) it’s a good distro for beginners, but a bit limiting for others.
I totally agree. I only checked ZorinOS for look&feel and zfs support.
Yeah that is what made me curious about pop_os because I think they have the coolest looking version of gnome out there.
To me, the Zorin Taskbar never seemed that different from a combo of ArcMenu and Dash-to-Dock.
I actually really like Pop_OS oddly enough.
Flip side, I’ve never liked a zorin I’ve tried. I’m sure it’s good for folks, but many of us are here in Endeavourland because we’re not really “zorin” or “it just works” people.
I mean, Windows just works. . .
If Arch/EOS died for some weird reason fedora or pop_os would be my distro. I really like what Pop_os has done with gnome and can’t wait to see what their new DE will be like when it comes out. Heck if I could get the pop_os setup on arch(I tried once and it didn’t work very well for me) I would consider running it just because I like it that much.
I won’t think down towards nihilism. If Arch is gone. I’m cashing in my life savings (like $10,000USD) and I’m just going down in a hail of hookers and cocaine. I won’t fathom life without Arch.
Well, the good thing is the old girl is 20 years old and more popular than ever, so I don’t think there is much chance of arch dying any time soon.
I like Zorin but it isn’t Arch.