Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby aberts10 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:36 pm

I was not thrilled with the release of Zorin OS 12, but i think that this XFCE release is very good. I have been running it in Virtualbox on ubuntu for about 10 minutes without any issues. It carries some of the essence of the older zorin releases, but with more stability. Great job.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby LinuxNewcomer99 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 pm

Great release. The only very minor thing which could be removed is the "Remove" button on the applets since if an "average user" were to install it and (heaven forbid) deletes an applet? They won't know how to add it back. Otherwise it's great.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby mdiemer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:04 am

Just installed Z12 Lite. I tried Geary email and was amazed at how fast it opened. It leapt onto the page, complete with all my emails. Incredible. Love the Analog clock, that is a great option to have. Have already run update, no problems. Installed Firefox, no problems. Love the customization options. I went for the Windows 7 look. Like that shiny black start menu. Increased the panel size to 50. Also Icons (65 year old here, eyes not the best anymore).

Haven't found any problems yet, except, as has been noted, no sound settings. It's beautiful, fast and just damn good, to be blunt. Can't wait for the official release. My Ubuntu Mate partition will be in for some serious competition. I have always had trouble with full versions of Zorin, so I'm hoping this will work well on this machine. If so, it will probably become my preferred distro.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby mdiemer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 am

How can I require a password at startup? I set it for automatic login during installation, to prevent any potential password issues. Now I would like to require my password, but I don't see a way to do this. There does not appear to be a privacy app in Settings.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby mdiemer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 am

Okay, sound now working. I clicked on the sound icon in lower right corner,and this time the sound dialogue opened. What I really liked about it is that you can turn off the options you don't want, like onboard sound, in favor of an external interface. Or, even better, enable them all, but select one as default. I've never seen this in any Linux OS yet. It's wonderful. Thank You! This Zorin Lite is turning out to be a masterpiece in the making.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:07 pm

mdiemer wrote:How can I require a password at startup? I set it for automatic login during installation, to prevent any potential password issues. Now I would like to require my password, but I don't see a way to do this. There does not appear to be a privacy app in Settings.


Have you tried opening Settings and then Users and Groups? ;) :D
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby mdiemer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:26 am

Yes, but I'm confused. I did set a password during installation, but allowed for automatic log in, to circumvent any problems that might occur with a beta. I don't need to log in when booting, it just starts up. When I go to Users, I see it set to ask my password at login, but that doesn't make sense, as I don't have to lg in.
But it doesn't really matter. I'll keep it this way for the beta. Meanwhile, Zorin Lite continues to be an absolute joy to use. I want the finished product tomorrow, but then I also don't want them to rush it! I want it to be the best OS out there, which I think it has a chance of being. Is it possible for a light version to actually be better than the full version? I don't know, but we may be about to find out.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby MBMz10 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 am

Updates came through, sound settings now working in Zorin OS 12 Lite.
Had to restart both hardware and VM for this to work but it works now.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby MBMz10 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:36 am

Bug report.
Software centre is slow and inaccurate in Zorin OS 12 Lite. Have run software updater and updated system. Software centre still shows '1 update' but software updater says 'your system is up to date'. Software centre is 'updating' for over 30 minutes but still not finished...
I have restarted after running software updater but software manager is still the same. I recall similar in Zorin OS 12 core/ultimate.
Same on a VM or hardware install and when 'sources' is 'server for Australia' or 'Main server'.
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Re: Zorin OS 12 Lite Beta Feedback

Postby limoeiro1 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:30 am

I AM LIMEIRO ONE OF THE 1ST TO USE ZORIN OS . I don't remember the password of Limoeiro so I have created this user name limoeiro1. I come here to say my Opinion and It is EXTREMELY NEGATIVE....

First ... This is Zorin Lite not Zorin Core so why does it ahs so many freaking software? I don't want Libre Office, I don't want Gimp, I don't games games or Wine or zillion software blootware stufff.... If I wanted all that c*** I would have installed Zorin Core...

Second .. XFCE is freaking horrible.. annoying thing... THe minute I saw I couldn't put the pannel to the Top like I always do I was like .. creepy perverted XFCE c***... the screenschot utility is freaking annoying and absurd... It asks me if I want to save it and where and bla bla bla... it should be like zorin 9 lite where i just take a screenshot and it goes straight to the folder with the date and number ...

I tell you this.. Zorin 9 lite LXDE was freaking perfect... You don't change a thing that its perfect. Had the right software , the right size .. was lite and not heavy like this creepy XFCE is .. freaking heavy and full of software c***... WHY DO YOU CHANGE A THING THAT WAS PERFECT??? You know w3hat will happenn ?? The people who installed zorin 9 lite will not install this zorin 12 which isnt lite and will search for a Linux Distribution lite with LXDE and REALLY Lite....
I think Zorin has 2 core versions .. this one named zorin 12 lite but it is a core heavy version and the other zorin 12 core....

You ruined a fantastic version of Zorin with this XFCE creepy perverted stufff... Go back to LXDE .. If people want a core version they have already one Core Version... of Zorin 12...

I won't use this creepy version XFCE... I wish and desire the LXDE version... Was perfection !|!! 5 stars...and a really LITE version!!
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