October 4, 2015

Zorin vs Ubuntu vs ?

Loved Windows XP and 7, saw the disaster that W8 was, skipped it and now went to W10. Honestly, I don't like it much at all.

*Start Small Windows Rant*
This version of Windows is completely un-customizable. About all you can do is change the color of your start menu and taskbar. You can't even change the title bar colors, so now one has a blinding white with every window you open. They couldn't even bring back the W7 start menu, they say they did, but honestly, it's complete junk. Can't customize it, horrible format which is what is needed, the W7 start menu format, that's what people want.

You have to manually add back sounds for the trash, going through folders, turning PC off, etc. Every sound it has sounds about the same anyways.

It also comes with tons of installed bloat. Which leads me to Cortana crap. The last thing I want is someone to be sending any / all my information to Microsoft, taking up computer resources, etc. Then being forced to install ALL the updates Microsoft has, so dealing with Defender is annoying. Course there are about 15 other things installed like news, xbox, groove music, etc.
*End Small Windows Rant*

I could go on for hours, but I've decided to move to Linux now. I know nothing about it, I know there are a lot of versions and such. From what I can tell there are 2 main desktop OS's that are a complete OS. Zorin and Ubuntu.

With the OS I have installed I want to be able to fully customize it. I actually like the look of the Windows taskbar and the block start menu shape. So I'd want this, quick access on anything I open like Windows has, but I don't want bloatware.

[u]*Start Linux Questions*
I heard that Linux doesn't play games though, or sucks doing it? I only play BF4 and Path of Exile, these 2 OS's will play them right?

I also noticed that operating a Linux based OS it's a lot of CMD coding?

Also what about my programs? I always see download for Windows 7, 8 and 10. Do Window installers work for Linus? I use like 5 Adobe products, Steam, Origin, CCleaner, etc.
*End Linux Questions*

I just want a solid OS that has no bloatware, fully custimizable visually and every other way, stable / quick with no extra anything taking up PC resources, etc.

So has anyone tried these and is it worth switching? Can Linux do what I want? I'm just tired of Windows and their games.

TL;DR - I just want a solid OS that has no bloatware, fully custimizable visually and every other way, stable / quick with no extra anything taking up PC resources, etc. That will also work with my drivers.

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