Zorin OS should join forces with Linux Mint

Zorin OS should join forces with Linux Mint

Postby Brahim » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:43 pm

I think Zorin OS developers should join froces with Linux Mint team while maintaining separate distros. Why? I think Zorin's and Mint's approaches to the desktop are more or less the same, But they have diffrent esthetic approaches and they should maintain separate distros. Zorin OS team should customize Cinnamon to their own distro and I think they already have all the necassary artwork done. Check this:

1- Zorin8 Black and made by gmc85 . Get it here http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/288


2- Mint-XP and made by gmc85 too. Get it here http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/287

3- Metro-Pack and modified by me. Get it here http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/262


4- Windows 7 Basic light by physics. Get it here http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/108


For windows 7 menu, get it here http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/168

I recommend this menu for Zorin though. It has Windows 7 theme among many other themes http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/171

for the theme manager develop something like this https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2704


On cinnamon you have all the applets, desklets; extensions, themes, effects, sound events you need and you are still close to mainstream. Nemo has more feature than any other file manager and it is still improving. :D

what do you think guys??????
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Re: Zorin OS should join forces with Linux Mint

Postby gmc85 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:41 am

I agree.
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Re: Zorin OS should join forces with Linux Mint

Postby Gizmuntu » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:33 pm

Linux Mint is Linux Mint
Zorin OS is Zorin OS
Two different devs two different common goals in mind.
They are both unique in their own way.
Hope nothing ever changes between the two.
The Mate Desktop has been a blessing for most ever since gnome2 has retired.
The Cinnamom Desktop has been junk from day one.
Zorin Group has given new life to the Avant Window Manager. [ AWN ]
They stuck with it, when most everyone else left it for dead [ development ]
I myself am proud to be part of what Zorin OS is today.

Me and the friends made a graph at school the other day playing around of the three Desktops.
Mate had a steady rise in the charts.
Zorin Desktop had gradual rise in the charts.
Cinnamon Desktop looked liked it was on cardiac arrest.

Re: Zorin OS should join forces with Linux Mint

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:28 pm

Wolfman also reported recently that a separate Dev has now picked up where the previous developer has left off - here's hoping for some big improvements on what it has to offer already.

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