Installing Software for Zorin - Part 2 is basically more software to install on Zorin.
The original list of Software is located on Chapter 2 of the Zorin Doc.

FireFox Developer Edition:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

Min Browser:

  • Download from website here:

  • Double click the deb file to start install. This loads the Software Center and wait for Min to show up and Click Install (ignore the bad package quality pop up).

  • Go to Downloads folder and remove Min deb install with remove to trash. You may need to Reboot to see the Min icon appear on the Internet section of Zorin Menu.

  • Note: you could also install deb from terminal with debi-core.

Slimjet Browser:

Thunar File Manager

sudo apt-get install thunar

// create text file called defaultthunar
// enter below text into HOME folder


## Originally written by aysiu from the Ubuntu Forums
## This is GPL'ed code
## So improve it and re-release it

## Define portion to make Thunar the default if that appears to be the appropriate action
## I went with --no-install-recommends because
## I didn't want to bring in a whole lot of junk,
## and Jaunty installs recommended packages by default.
echo -e "\nMaking sure Thunar is installed\n"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install thunar --no-install-recommends

## Does it make sense to change to the directory?
## Or should all the individual commands just reference the full path?
echo -e "\nChanging to application launcher directory\n"
cd /usr/share/applications
echo -e "\nMaking backup directory\n"

## Does it make sense to create an entire backup directory?
## Should each file just be backed up in place?
sudo mkdir nonautilusplease
echo -e "\nModifying folder handler launcher\n"
sudo cp nautilus-folder-handler.desktop nonautilusplease/

## Here I'm using two separate sed commands
## Is there a way to string them together to have one
## sed command make two replacements in a single file?
sudo sed -i -n 's/nautilus --no-desktop/thunar/g' nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
sudo sed -i -n 's/TryExec=nautilus/TryExec=thunar/g' nautilus-folder-handler.desktop
echo -e "\nModifying browser launcher\n"
sudo cp nautilus-browser.desktop nonautilusplease/
sudo sed -i -n 's/nautilus --no-desktop --browser/thunar/g' nautilus-browser.desktop
sudo sed -i -n 's/TryExec=nautilus/TryExec=thunar/g' nautilus-browser.desktop
echo -e "\nModifying computer icon launcher\n"
sudo cp nautilus-computer.desktop nonautilusplease/
sudo sed -i -n 's/nautilus --no-desktop/thunar/g' nautilus-computer.desktop
sudo sed -i -n 's/TryExec=nautilus/TryExec=thunar/g' nautilus-computer.desktop
echo -e "\nModifying home icon launcher\n"
sudo cp nautilus-home.desktop nonautilusplease/
sudo sed -i -n 's/nautilus --no-desktop/thunar/g' nautilus-home.desktop
sudo sed -i -n 's/TryExec=nautilus/TryExec=thunar/g' nautilus-home.desktop
echo -e "\nModifying general Nautilus launcher\n"
sudo cp nautilus.desktop nonautilusplease/
sudo sed -i -n 's/Exec=nautilus/Exec=thunar/g' nautilus.desktop

## This last bit I'm not sure should be included
## See, the only thing that doesn't change to the
## new Thunar default is clicking the files on the desktop,
## because Nautilus is managing the desktop (so technically
## it's not launching a new process when you double-click
## an icon there).
## So this kills the desktop management of icons completely
## Making the desktop pretty useless... would it be better
## to keep Nautilus there instead of nothing? Or go so far
## as to have Xfce manage the desktop in Gnome?
echo -e "\nChanging base Nautilus launcher\n"
sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/nautilus.old --rename /usr/bin/nautilus && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/thunar /usr/bin/nautilus
echo -e "\nRemoving Nautilus as desktop manager\n"
killall nautilus
echo -e "\nThunar is now the default file manager. To return Nautilus to the default, run this script again.\n"

echo -e "\nChanging to application launcher directory\n"
cd /usr/share/applications
echo -e "\nRestoring backup files\n"
sudo cp nonautilusplease/nautilus-folder-handler.desktop .
sudo cp nonautilusplease/nautilus-browser.desktop .
sudo cp nonautilusplease/nautilus-computer.desktop .
sudo cp nonautilusplease/nautilus-home.desktop .
sudo cp nonautilusplease/nautilus.desktop .
echo -e "\nRemoving backup folder\n"
sudo rm -r nonautilusplease
echo -e "\nRestoring Nautilus launcher\n"
sudo rm /usr/bin/nautilus && sudo dpkg-divert --rename --remove /usr/bin/nautilus
echo -e "\nMaking Nautilus manage the desktop again\n"
nautilus --no-default-window &

## The only change that isn't undone is the installation of Thunar
## Should Thunar be removed? Or just kept in?
## Don't want to load the script with too many questions?

## Make sure that we exit if any commands do not complete successfully.
## Thanks to nanotube for this little snippet of code from the early
## versions of UbuntuZilla
set -o errexit
trap 'echo "Previous command did not complete successfully. Exiting."' ERR

## This is the main code
## Is it necessary to put an elseif in here? Or is
## redundant, since the directory pretty much
## either exists or it doesn't?
## Is there a better way to keep track of whether
## the script has been run before?
if [[ -e /usr/share/applications/nonautilusplease ]]; then





// Then open Terminal and Type...
chmod +x defaultthunar

// restore nautilus back

// Source Reference Link:

LeafPad Editor:

  • From Terminal: sudo apt-get install leafpad

  • or From Software Center

TomBoy Notes:

// Terminal Install:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomboy

// Source Links


// Terminal Install:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vim


  • Download music software Museeks here:

  • Right Click to extract te deb file in downloads folder.

  • Go to the downloads folders, then go to the extracted folder and click the gear icon to run the program.

  • Now turn on the dark theme by Clicking round gears-spokes icon (lower left)

  • Then Click Interface, Click Theme and Enable dark Theme.

  • Click the Lines Tab lower left - Add your music later from external harddrive.

gThumb Image Viewer:

// Terminal install:

add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gthumb
apt-get update
apt-get install gthumb

MMPV Media Player:

// Terminal Install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mpv

// To Remove:

sudo apt remove mpv
sudo apt autoremove


// Terminal install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp


// Terminal Install:

sudo apt-get install krita-testing krita-testing-dbg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita-2.9 krita-2.9-dbg


// Terminal install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kazam python3-cairo python3-xlib

// Source Link Reference:


// Terminal install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter

// Source Link:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa


* Revised: Image Backup with CloneZILLA Ver. 2.5.0-5 - Nov. 11th 2017

* Clonezilla lets you take a picture of your computer so if it gets a virus, loses sound, or gets changed in any way you can restore it.

* (Clonezilla works with GNU/Linux, Win10 , and Intel-based Mac OS and others... includes 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) machines.)

// Clonezilla in simple steps:

1. Download and install Etcher.

2. Download Clonezilla 2.5.0-5 iso image from (2nd selection dated 2016-11-22)

3. Create and name your folder that will hold your Clonezilla Image on your external hard drive. Examples: /windowsdesktopnov11-2017 or /zorinlaptopnov11-2017 .

4. Turn off the computer, insert your Clonezilla USB and reboot to load clonezilla. (Note: Your boot order in bios may need to be selected to boot USB first for the USB to load.)

5. Further help with Clonezilla menu selections below:

Clonezilla Backup - Creating and Saving the Image

Clonezilla Backup - Restoring the Image


Terminal install:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar


// 7zipping and unzipping

// Zipping
7z a myArchive.7z *

// UnZipping
7z e filename.7zip

// List contents
7z filename.7z

// List contents with date
find . -ctime 1 | xargs ls -l

// Encrypting 2 files with 7zip
7z a -p -mx=9 -mhe -t7z test.7z text.txt text1.txt

// Decrypting 2 files with 7zip
7za e test.7z

// Source Link: