I am a happy user of Zorin Ultimate About some months ago (and I admit that I owe you the review of the Ultimate version), it is a distro that I love, that works very well on my computer, that has a large number of applications installed by default and that has not given me any problems in the months that I have been using it.
I personally find it to be the ideal distro for those who don't want to touch a lot and want to have something fully functional post-install, as well as for newer users or those coming from other operating systems. It is important to note that the version Zorin Ultimate It is not free but the $ 19 it costs is widely justified, but in the same way, the team of Zorin OS offers a free version that has the necessary functionalities and applications to enjoy an excellent Linux distro.
The Zorin OS team has also prepared an Ultimate version for low-performance computers called Zorin OS Ultimate Lite, which has all the functionalities but a low-performance desktop environment.
The following tutorial will teach us how to update a installation of Zorin Os Ultimate to Zorin Os Ultimate Lite version, it is mainly designed for those who enjoy Zorin Os Ultimate but would like to lighten up their desktop environment without having to do a new Clean installation.
Steps to install Zorin Lite environment in Zorin Os Ultimate version
Zorin Os technical support recommends doing a clean installation of Zorin Os Ultimate or Zorin Os Ultimate Lite, but in some cases this is not what you want and there is an extremely simple way to do it without the need to reinstall.
The first thing we must do is open a terminal and remove the default configuration of Zorin Os with the following command:
sudo apt remove zorin-os-default-settings
Then we are going to install the Zorin Os Lite packages and the Lite desktop environment, with the following command:
sudo apt install zorin-os-lite-core zorin-os-lite-desktop
During the installation of the desktop, we will be asked to change the visualization manager, so we must choose the visualization manager «
lightdm«, Then we simply have to restart our computer.
We will be shown a slightly different start screen which will allow us to log into the XFCE desktop environment, which is the default of the Zorin Os Ultimate Lite version.
In this simple way we can go from the full version of Zorin Os Ultimate to the light version, quickly and easily