Re: Another delusion from Fedora
Fedora certainly gets tested before being released, but it's impossible to check every combination of hardware and software. If your friend's laptop has NVidia drivers, some distributions automatically use the closed source ones, but Fedora, for various reasons, uses the opensource Nouveau which is a work in progress and still has issues.
If your friend had time and inclination to work with developers at all, they could file a bug and possibly fix the problem or problems. I'm not familiar with Zorin, but many of us recommend LinuxMint to people who are looking for something to work out of the box.
(Looking at the Zorin website, it seems that they try even harder to please people coming from Windows or Mac, so it might be a better choice for your friend.)