Yeesh. I rebuilt my ThinkPad yesterday, moving from Fedora :fedora: to Zorin :zorin:, and got around to my Mycroft :mycroft: configuration sometime around 1:30 in the morning today. Could NOT get things working with the AWS Polly TTS. I spent at LEAST 90 minutes today going back and fixing what my sleep deprived brain screwed up last night. It turns out I'm not in my 20s anymore, and my brain doesn't work as well as it used to in the wee hours of the morning.

@mike I tried Zorin on the previous version, I think I actually bought it too. It’s a great distro that doesn’t get enough air time IMO.

@kev @mike As an experiment I switched from elementary to Zorin a couple of weeks ago too. Rather liking it, think it's a keeper.

@ianmjones @kev Yea, I agree. When I first looked at it, I thought it looked very "Elementary-y", but I feel like it gives me more control over the environment than does, which scratches my itch of making the environment more mine.

@mike @ianmjones really? I wouldn’t say zorin looks like elementary, personally.

I think it looks like Windows and tron had a baby. 😊


@kev @ianmjones Tron? That sounds more like :garuda: than Zorin :zorin:.

I haven't had a lot of time to fully customize everything to my liking, but this is my current desktop.

@mike @kev I too don't think Zorin looks like elementary, but it has that same vibe of clean, well thought out UI and attention to detail.
Although the GNOME vertical workspaces feel weird to me on Zorin, I'm enjoying having a system tray, multi source software centre, a little more control, and the more charcoal dark mode UI is much more to my liking and fits with my preference for Nord colours.
The one thing I really miss from elementary is the Super-F floating window, a better YouTube popup!

@ianmjones @kev Yea, after being on Gnome 40+ in Fedora for the last couple releases, going back to the old vertical virtual desktops does feel weird.

@mike @ianmjones ah, looks like they’ve changed the UI in this release and got rid off the electric blue.

I see what you’re saying now - looks more like Win11 IMO though.

@kev @ianmjones They offer several different layout options that you can choose from as part of the initial configuration, and I chose the Win11ish one. Even had the centered task bar when it started, but I moved stuff around to be a little bit more traditional. I like the way the app menu worked the best for that configuration.

@kev @mike @ianmjones
Ubuntu it is. My mistake.
Ubuntu had the momentum to knock windows off its pedestal but didn't do it. I'm a bit sore on them for that

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