Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Linux newcomers.
With dougusa on this one. I really want to like and use Zorin. I want it to be my go to OS, my families go to OS but the problem is it just doesn't work on our laptops, mainly drivers. Sadly it's just not as accommodating as Windows 7. Installing drivers on any Linux distro is a nightmare for anyone coming from XP, me included. With better driver support and an easy way to install programs Windows users might be persuaded to jump ship. Damn sure I would.
I tried Zorin OS some time back, sorry I didn't end up digging it. By now every Linux distro should work with any with Dell WiFi "out of the box" or an easily discovered setting after a full install. Hell some distros work with dell WiFi as a live USB, I recall Joli OS works with dell WiFi even from a live CD with no effort at all if there's no Ethernet connection. Wile I'm a Linux neophyte, I'm not a computer neophyte in general, but 20 years post stroke I no longer have the patience with anything that's touted as great when it's not. In the event my dell mini 9 could support Windows 7 pro or windows 8.1 I would hesitate purchasing one them. Sorry if I stepped on the toes of Tux, but Linux has a ways to go when it comes to the end home computer user consumer market.