Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm

Feedback your experiences of 12.3 Lite and Lite Ultimate here. ;)
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:20 pm

OK, just installed Zorin Lite 64-bit (Ultimate) on my rig that had 12.1 rolled up to 12.3 Ultimate 64-bit.

Observations: Chromium sucks big time - freezing on nearly every occasion I have used it in short space of install, hence I am writing this in Firefox!

Also Geary sucks in Zorin Lite (have not tried it in Core) as it looks appallingly like Outlook 365. Not only that it is unable to have weblinks shared to it, unlike Mozilla Thunderbird. I suggest that the Zorin team in future make Firefox and Thunderbird the 'de facto' Internet applications across all Zorin OS releases in future. :roll:

Also when in live mode the Software Updater indicates it is pointing to 'Main Server' but after installation it changes to your 'locale' server - change to 'Main Server' as soon as possible. I also got an update error suggesting partial upgrade - I don't know what went wrong but I got some index errors but eventually after several reboots and updates later I am now relatively happy! :P

No screenreader present in Accessibility - Core/Ultimate offers better accessibility options at the login screen.

LibreOffice Writer is not saving to 'Documents' folder but saving to '/home' folder!
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun May 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Another disappointment with Parole Media Player - failed to play 'Sade - The Ultimate Collection' - can't read cdda file/s?
Time to install Clementine methinks - I wish they would make it the default audio player on all releases! :(
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby pcfan5 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:29 am

Hello! I am so sorry I missed this post. because I was hopping to give my opinion, so I thank you very much for it.

I say the same about Chromium (by the way , the same happens under Core)
I don't like Parole, because of the CD issues and the way it works with files... Clementine is great, I know it from another distro , Will try soon in Lite and come back (if I forget please ask me ;) )
Regarding "Parole" as a simple quick Media Player I think is best one called "MP Player" (it is ment for gnome)

Regarding the "Mannager updates" I didn't notice that, so is good to know.
Regarding the "Software Mannager" it only gets full functionality after the first update (same happens in Core version)

Regardin the pictures viewer "Rissoleto" (will come back later if the name is written wrong) I preffer "Gnome Viewer" (which is the one that comes in Core )

I would love to have the chance to install "whats app" for linux application, but itsn't available in "Software"

I must be honest, Lite sometimes gets stuck in my machine, I can fix this by pressin F7 which gives me an option regarding mouse pointer and after cancelling that I can continue ussing my mouse.

I have 4 GB ram and my processor is Intel dual core Pentium E5300 .
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:59 pm

pcfan5 wrote:Hello! I am so sorry I missed this post. because I was hopping to give my opinion, so I thank you very much for it.

I say the same about Chromium (by the way , the same happens under Core)
I don't like Parole, because of the CD issues and the way it works with files... Clementine is great, I know it from another distro , Will try soon in Lite and come back (if I forget please ask me ;) )
Regarding Parole as a simple quick Media Player I think is best one called

Regarding the "Mannager updates" I didn't notice that, so is good to know.
Regarding the "Software Mannager" it only gets full functionality after the first update (same happens in Core version)

Regardin the pictures viewer "Rissoleto" (will come back later if the name is written wrong) I preffer "Gnome Viewer" (which is the one that comes in Core )

I would love to have the chance to install "whats app" for linux application, but itsn't available in "Software"

I must be honest, Lite sometimes gets stuck in my machine, I can fix this by pressin F7 which gives me an option regarding mouse pointer and after cancelling that I can continue ussing my mouse.

I have 4 GB ram and my processor is Intel dual core Pentium E5300 .


Hi, Glad it was not just me with Chromium and Parole. The image viewer is 'Ristretto' and the reason why Gnome Viewer is not present is because the DE is xfce! ;) :D
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby pcfan5 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 pm

I would like to ask what to do after installing Lite, regarding updates:

shall we check "prioritari drivers for devices"?- I see it comes unchecked by default

what is sorce code for?

I guess this questions should be in another topic, if so please let me know.

Regardin Ristretto, is it advisable to uninistal after intalling another viewever? (since it is a software that comes with the system); anyway I will it another chance, since its desktop pourposse ;)


@Swarf , regarding LibreOffice saving files in a different folder than the one you wish , check in properties if you have a way to set for default the location desire.
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby pcfan5 » Sat May 26, 2018 3:01 pm

Good News Regarding Parole I am playing several CD (home made and originals) I am not experiencing buffering problems neither in playback nor in Gstreamer...this is after a fresh instalation, aplying latests updates and changing a sata cable (red cable) of possition in motherboard hardware.

I mention this here to avoid people from getting a bad "thought" regardin Lite- which is my desktop preference, I love it because is simpler than core and has so many features, Zorin Lite is better by far from another xfce desktops.

I Will copy this in the topic regarding CD issues- viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13888,- since we chat about it in this both places,
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Re: Zorin 12.3 LIte feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat May 26, 2018 6:48 pm

No joy here!

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:cry:

and it is a current issue with xubuntu too if you see the last post here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1322384
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