Recently I am considering more and more moving my primary pc to a Linux distro. Somewhat for privacy issues but also to have more control over my system and to reduce the amound of advertising that windows keeps cramming in my face. Specifically I’m looking at Zorin. I was wondering what thoughs people here had on it.

I predominantly use my pc for gaming with friends. Almost entirely through Steam and we use discord to communicate. I’m mostly just curious if anyone here has had much experience with Zorin and whay they thought of it as a daily driver for gaming.

  • @[email protected]
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    I installed Zorin on a computer for someone who hardly uses a computer, and it was easy for them to get the hang of navigating it. If you’re coming from windows, with not much Linux experience, it should be an easy transition. From what I remember, it’s based on Debian. I’ve read, enabling their testing repos is a good way to keep as up to date on packages as you can, while keeping it stable. Debian strives for stability, over the most recent updates of packages. Which could be good in your case (You can always install Flatpak to get the most up-to-date packages, too). I’m not sure how Zorin fairs for gaming. You may want to consider Pop!_OS, or even just straight Debian. [email protected] has some great material on how to get Debian working for gaming. Later on, you could move to Arch. I’ve heard great things about EndeavourOS. Arch is known for being bleeding-edge and having the most up-to-date packages but you may come across instances where you need to troubleshoot a bit more (their wiki has almost anything you could want to know, though). Almost everything will run on Linux. Check out Proton, Lutris, and Bottles. And, obviously, Steam and Discord work on Linux, so you’re good there.

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      You’re the second person to mention pop_os. I’ll have to do some more digging on that.

      I swear the way linux distros are named never ceases to crack me up. It’s part of the reason I came here to ask. I have some experience with raspberry pi lite so that I have a place to mess around and learn, but aside from that there are so many distros that it’s hard to get direction. Most of what I know I pulled from distrochooser and some light googling. But it seems like everything is an ad so finding reliable info can be a journey.

      At any rate thank you for adding to my list of research. I appreciate it greatly :)

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        With a bit more digging, you might even start to notice a pattern if all the articles, and realise that most sites you find on search engines are giving you nothing but articles generated through ai based on each other with little to no meaningful difference between each others