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  1. Gerard65

    Gerard65 New Member

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    Hello everyone I am new to Linux and need some guidance. I have seen and used Zorin 6 and liked it but I am having trouble finding a good download of that version. Also I have heard that only versions prior to 6 are stable. I have installed Zorin 6.3 on my HP Envy m6-1105 with bad results. I am done with Windows and am open to many distributions of Linux but I want something stable and versatile. Any advice would be much appreciated.


    Jerry
     
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    "I have installed Zorin 6.3 on my HP Envy m6-1105 with bad results."

    What is happening? Why is it bad?
     
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    bigtunaklunk New Member

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    Go to DistroWatch, then to the ZorinOS page where you can download earlier releases by seeing their respective pages where it says "Distribution Release" towards the bottom.
     
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    Zorin 6.3


    Thanks for your reply. The screen has flickering and lines and gets progressively worse to the point of being unusable. I have two other drives for this machine one with Windows 7 and the other has Windows 8 and no problems other than it's Windows so I know it is not a problem with hardware. So what I am looking for is a good download of Zorin 6 which I know is stable on two other machines that my father now has. Also any advice in general about Linux including other distributions is much appreciated.

    Thanks, Jerry
     
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you know what video card you have?
     
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    Gerard65 New Member

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    HP Envy m6 1105dx Video Card

    AMD Radeon HD 7660G Discrete-Class graphics. I think it is actually embedded into the processor chipset if I am not mistaken.

    Jerry
     
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    Thank you I will go there and check.

    Jerry
     
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    "I want something stable and versatile"
    Debian with KDE desktop should work, Debian focuses on stability. (looks like Zorin uses KDE)
     

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