Tue. Dec 10th, 2019

Zorin OS 15 Lite released: Ubuntu-based Linux distribution

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“Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. It has a Windows-like graphical user interface and many programs similar to those found in Windows. Zorin OS also comes with an application that lets users run many Windows programs. The distribution’s ultimate goal is to provide a Linux alternative to Windows and let Windows users enjoy all the features of Linux without complications.” 


Zorin OS 15 Lite was released. The new version improves the desktop environment and core technologies, resulting in a faster, stronger and more secure user experience.


  • introduces a new Notifications Indicator with a “Do not disturb” toggle to silence notifications, so you can keep track of what’s new and focus easier.
  • powered by Linux Kernel version 5.0, which now works with even more hardware and introduces performance enhancements and security improvements.
  • based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, it will be supported with security updates until April 2023.
  • Flatpak support is now built into the operating system out of the box. You can add Flatpak repositories such as Flathub to your system and install apps graphically using the updated Software app.
  • Zorin Auto Theme is a new feature that automatically switches the desktop theme into Dark mode at sunset and back to light mode after sunrise. You can enable Zorin Auto Theme by opening the Zorin Appearance app and clicking the middle “Background” option in the newly-redesigned Zorin theme switcher.

  • New desktop look:

     It’s been designed with clarity and simplicity in mind, minimizing the visual load of the interface so the content takes center stage. New animations make the user experience more delightful and make the desktop feel more fluid. The new desktop theme is available in 6 color variants and in Light & Dark modes, which can be set from the Zorin Appearance app.