Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Zorin OS 15.1 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

Zorin OS 15.1 was released. The new version improves the desktop environment and core technologies, resulting in a faster, stronger and more secure user experience.

Changelog

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.

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.

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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