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

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Zorin Connect

As our phones become powerful and versatile tools for productivity, more of our work is happening between our devices. With the goal of making Zorin OS the best platform for getting things done, we want the transitions between using our devices to be as seamless as possible.

Based on GSConnect and KDE Connect, 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

Faster performance

Speed has been a top focus in Zorin OS 15, so the desktop runs dramatically smoother on a wide range of hardware, old and new. With the introduction of Gnome Shell 3.30 and the Linux kernel 4.18, performance optimizations have been made at every level of the operating system.

 

New desktop theme

We’ve refreshed and refined the look and feel of the Zorin OS desktop with a new, more welcoming desktop theme. 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.

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