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.

    • @Grenfur@lemmy.zipOP
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      7 months ago

      Mint was the other distro I looked at actually. Just doing some cursory reading I like the additional emphasis Zorin placed on privacy.

      *rdit - Not saying that Mint doesn’t in this case. Sorry i see it may have sounded that way from how I worded it.

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        You’re definitely valid for being concerned about privacy, but I think much more of privacy is how you configure your system and less how it ships, especially when it’s all Linux under the hood anyways. Additionally, privacy features aren’t much good when they’re bundled, set to defaults, and never fully configured - it’s both a great learning opportunity and provides even better security to set up things like browser extensions, a firewall, tor, etc. yourself so you can know their ins and outs than simply having them installed by default and never touching them.

        Of course the privacy difference between Windows and Linux is so night and day that that leap on its own might be everything you’re looking for and then some, but Linux is always what you make it, so you’re not giving up much when picking one or the other! The only big things you’re locking into is a community and a package manager/repository, and Mint is definitely top notch in those regards, so it’d be hard to do better.