Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:51:01 am
My point is: have been watching / reading all kind of reviews about Ubuntu 16.04 and now recently about Mint 18 and ... can't deny it looks like a dark future considering Zorin will be based on Xenial Xerus : software center is buggier than ever and offers a really poor experience, the amount of problems with networking, the very fact that snap is there... but doesn't really matter considering MIR hasn't arrived yet so even if snap packages were one of those big news on this version... their real impact is zero.
Also, the amount of articles by all kind of users ( home users , bloggers, engineers that have Ubuntu at home for their wives/children ) reinforce the idea of "having the latest version is not really necessary" with plenty points of view to sustain their claim.
Bottom line is... Xenial Xerus didn't live up to expectations as far as i can see, and looks like a step backwards on so many fronts it's even frustating after previous LTS's ( at least, at some point in time ) .
Not sure if Zorin's development team will be able to iron out such a faulty base this time... looks like fighting a really wild dragon, not exactly easy.
Don't really know the current stage of development ... or even if we'll be surprised with a change of choice ( Debian for example ? ) , but given all what i'm seeing, all i can do is wish all of 'em the best , cross fingers... and thank all of 'em for each second of their time.
Zorin is the distro i love, the one i help to expand & install on other people pcs , and even shield it once in a while from the usual despective comments i find on certain linux communities ranting about the usual ... so will be looking forward to see how this one copes with everything... but as i said, this time looks like a major challenge to make it work smoothly from start :/ ... hoping for a miracle anyways