Zorin OS 12.2 Makes Amends? *updated*

As a bit of a Linux distro-hopper for several years, I have tried previous versions of Zorin OS and found it to be a pretty impressive choice if a Windows user wanted to try Linux, for instance. Most of the interface is good-looking and obvious as to how to use it, and the distro itself is reasonably quick.

Until version Zorin OS 12 that is.

Personally, I had quite a few problems with it. It seemed a bit sluggish, and also I actually had a few crashes with it over the course of a week or so. I even went as far as to re-download the .ISO and reinstall on another system - with similar results. That soured me quite a bit, and I actually then saw a few other reviews mentioning crashes and so on. Ugh.

Now, however, there is Zorin OS 12.2 and from what I have seen online, it sounds like the team may have polished things up a bit. I'm hopeful enough that I will likely give it another try after I tire of Windows 10 (I am now on my 3rd attempt to live with Windows 10 since it came out - and it's been better each time, I have to say). 
This version brings innovations from the Open Source community together with a familiar user interface, requiring nearly no learning curve for PC users. We have focused on refining the desktop environment and core technologies, readying the system for new classes of users seeking a faster, more powerful, and secure computing experience

*update*  Since I wrote this, I did switch back to Zorin from Windows 10 on my primary laptop, and Zorin OS 12.2 crashed again within about 15 minutes. More specifically the Gnome desktop crashed, which is what had happened before. 

Not sure what is up with that, but it has not happened to me on that hardware with other distros or with Zorin OS prior to version 12. Ah well, back to KDE Neon....

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