Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby AZorin » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:56 pm

After a long development cycle, we've released the Beta of Zorin OS 15. Every aspect of the user experience has been re-considered and refined in this new release, from how apps are installed, to how you get work done, to how it interacts with the devices around you.
You can learn more about what's new here: https://zoringroup.com/blog/2019/03/20/and-the-next-version-of-zorin-os-is

Download link: https://zorinos.com/download/15/core/beta

We would love to hear your feedback on what we've created so far. Feel free to post here your thoughts from using the Beta, bug reports and suggestions of what you would like us to improve even further for the final release.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi, The largest mouse pointer is still flaky in the Beta release. Whilst screenreader can be started in desktop, it does not stay active after logging out - it has to be turned on at the login screen. I am finally running this in live mode using HDMI cable to Sanyo 32" TV but under HDMI it is only reporting 30 Hz instead of what I would expect to be 60 Hz. My main complaint is not about Zorin but Ubuntu 18.04 on which it is based in that the onboard sound does not work like it did in 16.04. Having read that Audigy 5 Rx sound card is supposed to work, I purchased same only to find it does not - not even with ALSA installed and the Audigy packages via Synaptic. A shame the Mac software developed for Audigy cards can't be transcoded for GNU/Linux. Oh well! Generally a great look and more logical settings layout than that 'other OS' which shall remain nameless. :D

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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby nandhos » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:57 pm

I love it. In general is excelent with a delightful design. I'm only missing the transparecy alpha's taskbar. I think instead light and dark theme affect the taskbar, it has its own color and opacity settings. The same for the windows, it could be more customizable.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby jeffneedle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:19 pm

I haven't downloaded the beta, but will the notorious problems with Wine be fixed in this release? The only thing that drove me from Zorin some time ago was its inability to handle Wine. Thanks.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby ryu_joko » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:56 am

When i split my screen to extend mode, i hope the first screen have a little "corner partition" at the corner of the end of the screen, so my mouse is not running away to the second screen when i close the the full screen window.

and i still cant get any compatibility with my Smarttech-SmartBoard for educational (https://support.smarttech.com/en/downlo ... -for-linux).

i really wish this two things could work properly, so i can transition all my teachers and students to this OS. anyway, thanks for ZorinOS team for your very hard work. i do wish your team get into Patreon so we can get a somekind of perk while donating. cheers!

you can see this link:

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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Ark » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:32 am

It appears that the installer for the beta cannot install the grub bootloader on my computer. I have used Ubuntu and Linux Mint which both installed grub without issue, so I do not think this is on my end. I will be installing Ubuntu tonight to test if this is on my end or is an issue with Zorin OS 15 Beta. Will write another comment/edit this one to inform you of the results.

EDIT: It was on my end, the same error happened when attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04.2 on my computer. :oops:
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby zorinantwerp » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:16 am

Hi, missing codecs on Zorin 15 noted.

I know that restrictions are in place for legal and technical reasons so I suppose that agreeing to licensing terms for copy-right protected software still is a big NO.

ok hopping to gstreamer then.
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby zabadabadoo » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:57 am

I see Zorin 15 Core Beta is 64bit only.
Will there be a 32bit version of Zorin 15 Core when final versions are released ?
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby Axel7 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:22 pm

OMG! Finally! I haven't installed it but I love it! The new UI design is just perfect and better than Windows!
There are many new features, wow!
When I try it, I will give a complete feedback!
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Re: Zorin OS 15 Beta Feedback

Postby zabadabadoo » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:11 pm

Is there a hash code (checksum) for Zorin 15 Beta iso file download for Windows?
(I can't see it listed with others on Zorin website)
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