Zorin OS 15 Beta released: Ubuntu-based Linux distribution

Zorin OS

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

Changelog

  • Color emoji support
  • Firefox is the new default web browser
  • Evolution is included with Microsoft Exchange support built-in
  • New system font – Inter
  • New artwork – desktop backgrounds and boot splash screen
  • New customization settings for the taskbar and Zorin menu in the Panel tab of Zorin Appearance
  • Zorin menu opens with the super key by default. This setting can be changed in the “Panel” tab of Zorin Appearance
  • Preview of Wayland – A new display server with app sandboxing & improved security
  • Thunderbolt 3 device support
  • Network captive portal detection
  • Bulk file renaming in the File browser
  • NVIDIA drivers available from the Live ISO
  • Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Zorin Connect integrates deeply into the Zorin OS desktop to merge the experience between your computer and Android phone, allowing you to:

  • Sync your phone’s notifications with your computer
  • Browse photos from your phone
  • Reply to SMS messages and view conversations with your contacts
  • Share files and web links between devices
  • Use your phone as a remote control for your computer
  • Control media playback on your computer from your phone, and pause playback automatically when a phone call arrives

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