ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby limoeiro » Tue May 10, 2011 11:41 am

FIREFOX 3.6.17 AS DEFAULT BROWSER.. FIREFOX 4.0 > PROBLEM HERE IS THE MAJORITY OF THE ADD-ONS PEOPLE USE ARENT AVAILABLE ON FIREFOX 4.0. AS FOR CHROME . CHROME FAILS BECAUSE DOESNT HAS ADD-ON INTEGRATION. VERY DIFFICULT TO OPERATE AS OPPOSED TO FIREFOX WHICH RUNS SMOOTHER, AND JUST WORKS! CHROME IS A TOTAL FAIL.


ANOTHER SOFTWARE THAT IS A MUST HAVE IS WEBCAM STUDIO. AMAZING SOFTWARE TO WORK WITH WEB CAMERA. HAS ALL THE RESOURCES WE NEED AND IS JUST GREAT.

ANOTHER THING , RHYTHUM BOX. WHY DOES THIS SOFTWARE ALWAYS CATCHES MY INFORMATION AND STORES IT? WHY DOES IT TRIES TO CONNECT TO THE NET EVERYTIME I CONNECT? WHATS WITH THIS THING ?? I PREFER TOTEM AND ITS MOZILLA/FIREFOX PLUG IN, WORKS FANTASTIC AND CAN PLAY THE MMS I NEED AND MOVIES.

ANOTHER SOFTWARE TO ADD IS MOONLIGHT. FANTASTIC SOFTWARE THAT IS THE SILVERLIGHT OF THE WINDOWS SIDE BUT MUCH BETTER AND LIGHTER ... JUST FIVE STARS.

ANOTHER LITTLE SOFTWARE TO ADD IS AUDACIOUS OR QMMP . THEY PLAY ANYKIND OF MP3, OGG, WMA ... ETC ... YOU NAME IT .. SIMPLE AND THATS IT... AND..... SO SMALL IN SIZE... LIGHT AND DONT WASTE RAM! EXCELENT!

THAT S WHAT I WANTED TO SAY.

A FINAL REMARK...

PLEASE PUT GNOME AND SKIP UNITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UNITY FAILS! JUST FAILS! UNITY IS GOOD FOR TABLETS, IPHONE, IPAD, NETBOOKS, BUT FOR LAPTOPS AND DESKTOPS???? NO WAY! EVER!


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK . ZORIN IS GREAT! HHEHE ! NICE :)

YAY! HAHA!
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Mr.Big » Sun May 15, 2011 3:06 am

Im pretty satisfied with the actual zorin set of default apps.

For browser firefox 4 is the way to go. Add-ons compability is not a strong reason to not upgrade and lose the great improvements of the 4.0 version.

For music, a music manager like rymthbox or banshee is the way to go, winamp clones just lack features to be a default apps

for video i really like VLC, i dont know about its dependencies.
for photo the shotwell does a pretty decent job.

in overall the apps selection is very good.

zorin, could you please make a preview of zorin 5 os features? Nothing was said about it, and users are getting curios!
thanx!
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby linuxgnu » Tue May 17, 2011 12:08 am

I only use Google Chrome as it shows through the best. In particular, Facebook provides a good example of what I mean here. But if this should be the default browser in Zorin5? Well, I think this today.

I also feel again the following program should be standard:

GnomeBaker
gThumb
FileZilla
gurlchecker
DeVeDe
Vlc
OpenShot
Photo filmstrip
Thunderbird
SeaMonkey
Gtk-RecordMyDesktop

And is there a better and more advanced WedCam program?
As we all know, as Microsoft has bought Skype. Is there anything similar on the market that Skype works just as well?

Other one can mention are:
A separate application to edit PDF files
Download and convert flash movies to various formats.


I am however very happy with Zorin, as it is today. Will Zorin 5 as well, so I also buy that version. Thanks to all this great work you have put so far. Incredible is the right word to all the developers of Zorin.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby craig10x » Tue May 17, 2011 6:19 am

I'd keep Chrome as the default browser...i think it is excellent and a lot of people use it now...Those that prefer Firefox or whatever can always easily add/substitute for Chrome if they desire....

On Linux i don't think security is an issue so i would keep VLC Media Player as it is excellent for playing videos and playing certain types of streams (like windows media streams)...

Rhythmbox is really better then Banshee, so instead of going with ubuntu's new banshee default...i think Rhythmbox will be the better choice...

Actually, i had not tried Banshee for a long time and just downloaded it on my current system (mint) and it seems a lot better then it use to be...Also i read that Rhythmbox is expected to go out as a project within the next year or so with no further support offered for it, so i guess that is why Ubuntu is switching over to Banshee, so maybe it makes more sense to go with it too...

I always install Amarok (kde program) as well...and K3b (kde program) burner...but for the defaults, Banshee and Brasero would be fine...
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby craig10x » Tue May 17, 2011 6:56 pm

Actually if they would go with Chromium instead of Chrome then supposedly you don't get the google tracker which targets the ads that you see on web pages...although when you use yahoo or google search pages you are being tracked anyway :lol:
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Maik » Tue May 17, 2011 10:08 pm

Not sure if the default browser choice is a big issue. IE is still the most used browser on Windows so - potentially - any new users to (Zorin) Linux are going to have to use a new browser anyway, it probably won’t matter too much to them which it is, just so long as it works and isn’t too different to IE. If they’ve already chosen to use Firefox on Windows then they can probably figure how to switch Chrome for Firefox in Zorin (I found it really easy to do, anyway)

I don’t think there’s any major problems with Firefox 4 and, as Firefox (on Windows) is more popular than Chrome maybe it should be the default, and Chrome an option, just to make life that bit easier for new migrants from Windows? Or
swarfendor437 wrote:a choice of browser at point of first desktop logon for each user


Talking about Chrome trackware, has anyone tried Iron (Chrome without the cr*p) for Linux?

SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Iron-Version: 11.0.700.2 Stable for Linux
…contains all features and updates known from Chromim 11. The current version is 11.0.700.2.

http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2415

Can't i just use an precompiled unchanged Chromium-Build from the Google Server?

This is not useful because the original Chromium-Builds have nearly the same functions inside than the original Chrome. We can only provide Iron because we massively modified the source.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_faq.php


I’ve been using VLC on Windows XP for three years or more and never had any security breaches so I’m not too worried about using it on Linux!
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby FewClues » Tue May 17, 2011 11:28 pm

I am well pleased with Zorin 4. I realize this is a brainstorm forum, but its amusing to see all the posts just a week before the release. The team came up with a total winner on Zorin 4 so I am sure that Zorin 5 will be as useful. And since any software is so simply located and installed, if folks don't feel Zorin 5 hits their sweet spot, its a matter of 35-40 minutes and it will be exactly what they need.

Suggestion: I think Zorin-OS could benefit from an official blog and newsletter.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Maik » Wed May 18, 2011 12:49 pm

FewClues wrote:its amusing to see all the posts just a week before the release.

Suggestion: I think Zorin-OS could benefit from an official blog

Well, we probably realise the suggestions are unlikely to make it into Zorin OS 5, but maybe enough notice to see some appearing in v6 or 7.

The official Zorin Group blog
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Maik » Thu May 19, 2011 9:43 pm

swarfendor437 wrote:Perhaps reading this might change your mind!

https://secunia.com/community/forum/thr ... rity_issue

And not sure what version VLC is at at the moment.


Nope! I use Secunia PSI, it's a great, easy-to-use freebie and I suggest its use to other WIndows users. After you mentioned the security issues I came across this, which is quite interesting. This is the Secunia list for Firefox (first released November, 2004). And here's the Secunia list for Chrome (first released September, 2008)

Not sure what's the latest VLC version for Linux but for Windows its 1.1.9.

Looking forward to Zorin 5.
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Re: ON ZORIN 5 SUGGESTIONS

Postby Linx » Wed May 25, 2011 8:48 pm

I would like to see an OS changer, like I have dual boot on my computer, and I think it would be pretty sweet to have a program that could hand off from Zorin to windows without shutting down the computer, does that make since ?
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