This operating system is super fast. It is faster than Windows and macOS because it is more lightweight. Some Windows programs run even faster in Zorin OS with WINE (which comes pre-installed with this OS) than in Windows.
Thanks to Zorin OS’s immunity to Windows viruses you will never have to worry about any of that nasty malware. And when a potential security threat arises, software updates usually come in a matter of hours.
Zorin OS gives you more flexibility. It allows you to use Zorin OS alongside your current operating system and run Microsoft Windows programs in Zorin OS with the help of WINE and PlayOnLinux.
It includes such helpful tools as a text to speech program, Orca Screen Reader, a screen magnifier for the visually impaired and a dwell click feature for pressing a mouse button automatically.
Zorin OS is packed with software, ready for you to take advantage of. From the versatile LibreOffice suite to the feature-packed OpenShot video editor, it’s got it all. This OS is sure to facilitate all of your everyday tasks such as web browsing, document creation, social networking, making videos, chatting with your friends and beyond, all without having to install anything.
Zorin OS features:
Zorin OS features the unique Look Changer program that allows you to change the user interface at the touch of a button. Other unique programs include Background Plus, Web Browser Manager and more.
The Look Changer lets you change your desktop to look and act like either Windows 7, XP, 2000, Ubuntu Unity, macOS or GNOME 2 for ultimate ease of use.
The default web browser is Firefox. For those who want to use other web browsers, we have included our exclusive program called the Zorin Web Browser Manager which makes installing and uninstalling web browsers simple and quick.
Background Plus allows you to set a video, audio file or screensaver as your background to enhance your desktop experience. This program is available in the Premium editions.
Zorin OS has the different versions
to facilitate the requirements of every kind of user with additional software. Here is the free Core edition for general use. Lite for use on old and low-spec computers. Educational for use in schools and universities. Business for corporate use. Ultimate edition packs the best software Linux has to offer.
Gives you all the essential features you need from your computer in a fast, secure and easy to use package. Whether you’re browsing the web, doing document work, chatting with your friends or editing your photos, you can count on Zorin OS Core for a smooth desktop experience.
Packs the most essential features of Zorin OS into a lightweight package that runs fast on even the oldest and lowest-spec machines. Everything from the interface to the selection of software is optimized to run as smoothly and expediently as possible on your computer.
Provides all the tools needed to run your business. You will find a wealth of software including apps for accounting, bookkeeping, database, retail, word processing, spreadsheets and much more.
Lets you unleash the full potential of your computer. If you’re into business, multimedia or gaming you can rely on the vast array of software in Zorin OS Ultimate to get what you need done, or just to have fun.
The Software Center allows you to download and install tens of thousands of free and paid-for programs. All you have to do is open the Software Center from the start menu. Then find a program which you want and click Install. You can even install Windows programs on Zorin OS in a similar way with PlayOnLinux. You are also able to download installable packages (.deb and .exe) like in your current operating system.
Nearly every file that you use with your current operating system will work perfectly in Zorin OS with no need for additional setup. All your office documents, music, videos, pictures etc. will work out of the box in Zorin OS. It also supports a large library of devices such as printers, scanners, cameras, keyboards. These devices will work as soon as you plug them in without the need for installing additional drivers.
What’s New in Zorin OS 15.1:
A Better Way to Work, Learn and Play
Just over 6 months ago, we launched Zorin OS 15, our most advanced and refined operating system ever. Since then, it’s been downloaded over 550,000 times around the world. Over 65% of these downloads were coming from Windows and macOS, reflecting our mission to bring the power of Linux to people who’ve never had access to it before. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for making this release as big and impactful as it has been.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Zorin OS is getting even better with the release of version 15.1. We’ve paid close attention to your feedback and worked hard to make the desktop experience better for work, learning, playing, and everything in between. We’ve focused on making the desktop feel even more familiar and user-friendly to new users, especially those moving away from Windows 7 leading up to the end of its support in one month.
Improvements to Zorin Connect
Zorin Connect has been upgraded to make the experience between your computer and Android phone even more seamless. The Slideshow remote feature now includes a pointer that responds to your phone’s movement. This makes it easier to get your point across when presenting slide decks.
It’s now also possible to control the playback of the media player on your phone from the notifications menu in Zorin OS 15.1.
Better Microsoft Office compatibility and performance in LibreOffice
The new LibreOffice version 6.3 is now included in Zorin OS 15.1. It has received a plethora of improvements to make it even more compatible with Microsoft Office documents. In addition, documents now open and save up to 97% faster than before.
Games run faster with GameMode
Zorin OS 15.1 is now an even better platform for gaming thanks to the built-in GameMode, which makes games run faster than ever before. It allocates more CPU, GPU, and disk I/O resources to the game you’re playing, prioritizing its performance on demand. GameMode will automatically be enabled in the background when playing supported games. If you’re using Steam, you can set to enable GameMode for a game by right-clicking on the game in your Steam Library > Properties > Set Launch Options… and entering this text: gamemoderun %command%
More customization in Zorin Appearance
When Zorin OS 15 was launched with Zorin Auto Theme – which switches between the Light and Dark theme depending on daytime – we heard from you that it was one of the most loved features of the new release. That’s why we’ve made it even better in Zorin OS 15.1. With the new Manual schedule option, you can now choose the exact time of the day when to start showing the Light and Dark themes from within Zorin Appearance.
We’ve also added a setting to enable and disable the Dynamic background opacity of the Panel, which changes its transparency when a window is nearby or maximized. It’s now also possible to set the Window Manager theme from within Zorin Appearance in Zorin OS Lite.
The font that helps you remember better
A new font has been introduced in Zorin OS 15.1: Sans Forgetica. It was designed using the principles of cognitive psychology to help you remember text better. Its unusual and disrupted letterforms subtly prompt readers to increase cognitive processing on the text, increasing memory retention. It’s the perfect font to use when highlighting important points in your study notes.
Updated System Technologies
Many of the built-in system technologies have seen improvements for better security, compatibility, and performance. Zorin OS 15.1 is now powered by Linux Kernel version 5.0, which works with even more hardware and introduces performance enhancements and security improvements.
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Zorin OS 12 Ultimate, Business and Core
- CPU: 1 GHz Single Core
- RAM: 1.5 GB
- Storage: 10 GB (Core) or 20 GB (Ultimate)
- Display: 800 × 600 resolution
Zorin OS 12 Lite
- CPU: 700 MHz Single Core
- RAM: 512 MB
- Storage: 8 GB
- Display: 640 × 480 resolution
Size: 2.3 GB