Zorin OS 6 Lite was released earlier than other members of the Zorin OS 6 family. Because of that, Zorin OS 6 Lite is based on Ubuntu 11.10, not12.04. The ISO image size of Zorin OS 6 Lite is less than the “core” version and fits one CD. It is only 685 Mb.
Booting the system
The initial menu of Zorin OS 6 Lite lists a few options: normal Live boot, Live boot with simplified graphics, Live boot without splash screen, installation, boot from HDD and so on.
My choice was for the Live run without the splash screen. Strangely enough, the splash screen appeared after some time anyway . This is a blue-themed image with the Zorin logo on it, plus two rotating circles.
The boot time of Zorin OS 6 Lite was average. It is definitely less than the booting time of Ubuntu itself, but not the shortest I’ve ever seen.
Once booted, you get to the screen with only one element on the desktop: an “Install Zorin OS” icon.
There is a panel at the bottom of the screen. The left part of the panel contains buttons: menu, Chromium browser, file manager and audio player. Next to these shortcuts, there is a switch between two virtual desktops. The right part of the screen contains a minimal set of the usual suspects: time, network manager, power indicator, volume control and the Shutdown button.
Clocks showed my local (London) time minus 5 hours, which moved me to the US East Coast time, I believe.
The default desktop wallpaper is an image of blue diagonal stripes. There are no alternative wallpapers in the default distribution. So, if you don’t like the default wallpaper, you need to take images from outside the OS.
|Freshly booted Zorin OS 6 Lite|
A freshly booted system takes about 160 Mb of memory in Live mode, which is OK in general, but maybe a little bit too much for the LXDE-based system. Although, it is still less than Fedora 16 LXDE uses.
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