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Zorin OS 15 is here – Faster. Easier. More connected.

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We’re excited to launch the next major version of our operating system: Zorin OS 15. Creating a Linux desktop operating system that’s designed for everyone – not only the engineers & power users – has always been the mission of Zorin OS, ever since the first release nearly 10 years ago. Zorin OS 15 takes this decade-long effort and amplifies it to the next level. Every aspect of the user experience has been re-considered and refined in this new release, from how apps are installed, to how you get work done, to how it interacts with the devices around you. The result is a desktop experience that combines the most powerful desktop technology with the most user-friendly design.

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.

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Also: Zorin OS 15 Linux Distro Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Authored by Joey Sneddon

  • Zorin OS 15 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

    Zorin OS 15 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. This is solid foundation underpins a number of other Ubuntu-based distros, like the recent Peppermint OS 10 release.

    Zorin OS 15 users also get access to a swathe of newer and will receive future Linux kernel updates, including Linux Kernel 5.0, via Canonical’s Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE).

    In use, it’s easy to forget that the desktop experience in Zorin OS 15 is based on GNOME Shell — the same GNOME Shell used almost everywhere these days.

    There’s a real harmony in the way this distro is put together that just sings in usage.

    You’re probably keen to learn a bit more about Zorin OS 15, so let’s dive in!

"The Best Desktop Linux Distro You've Never Heard Of"

  • It's Time To Pay Attention To Zorin OS 15, The Best Desktop Linux Distro You've Never Heard Of

    Zorin OS first crossed my radar a couple months ago, when co-founder and full-time developer Artyom Zorin emailed me about the new features in Zorin OS 15 (which launches today). A few things jumped out at me, like a touch interface that goes beyond merely supporting touchscreens. It maximizes space for your apps and other content, and has several multi-touch gestures similar to what Deepin recently introduced in version 15.9.

    Then there’s the addition of native Flatpak support to compliment out-of-the-box Snap support. And the slick Zorin Connect app for syncing your Android phone with your PC.

    Plus, Zorin has Linux gamers covered (more on that in a bit).

    Zorin OS 15 also brings dynamic wallpaper to the table, which changes based on the time of day. The entire theme can adapt, switching automatically to Dark Mode at night.

Zorin OS 15 Linux distro is ready to replace Microsoft Windows

  • Zorin OS 15 Linux distro is ready to replace Microsoft Windows 10 on your PC

    While I’m a Linux fan and advocate, I'm not delusional. Switching from Windows to an operating system based on the Linux kernel is not for everyone. For some folks, Microsoft's desktop operating system is more appropriate, and for others, maybe Apple's macOS is better. Ultimately, people should pick whatever tool they enjoy. After all, a computer is a tool, not a religion.

    With all of that said, Windows 10 has many detractors. In other words, it is not an operating system that is beloved by many. Even the people that don't necessarily hate it, probably tolerate it more than truly enjoy it. And that's sad. Thankfully, for those that want a way out of Microsoft's Windows, there are many alternatives. If you want to try Linux, there is a new version of a great distribution you should try -- the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 15.

Zorin OS 15 Core Run Through

"Zorin OS 15 Released"

Zorin OS Becomes Even More Awesome With Zorin 15 Release

  • Zorin OS Becomes Even More Awesome With Zorin 15 Release

    Zorin OS 15’s main highlight is – Zorin Connect. If you have an Android device, you are in for a treat. Similar to PushBullet, Zorin Connect integrates your phone with the desktop experience.

    You get to sync your smartphone’s notifications on your desktop while also being able to reply to it. Heck, you can also reply to the SMS messages and view those conversations.

    [...]

    Yes! Other major changes include the support for Flatpak, a touch layout for convertible laptops, a DND mode, and some redesigned apps (Settings, Libre Office) to give you better user experience.

    If you want the detailed list of changes along with the minor improvements, you can follow the announcement post. If you are already a Zorin user, you would notice that they have refreshed their website with a new look as well.

Zorin OS 15 nods at Ubuntu and welcomes Windows escapees

  • Zorin OS 15 nods at Ubuntu and welcomes Windows escapees

    While Microsoft may be shoehorning the Linux kernel into Windows 10, veteran Linux flinger Zorin has applied some buffing to its Windows-like distro with a version 15 release.

    Nearly a decade since its first emission, Zorin has given its latest Ubuntu-based OS a polish and added tools that its parent, well, really should have added some time ago.

    Opting to skip from 12.x directly to version 15, the OS sits atop Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and includes the Linux kernel 4.18 and Gnome Shell 3.30. However, it is the fit and finish that makes Zorin OS 15 stand out.

    As with previous versions, the intention is that Windows users should feel at home in the occasionally alarming world of Linux.

User Friendly Zorin OS 15 has been released

  • User Friendly Zorin OS 15 has been released, based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

    Ever since the first release of the Zorin OS nearly a decade ago, has launched its next major version of the operating system: Zorin OS 15.

    In this new release, every aspect of the user experience has been redefined and refined. Zorin OS allows the user to deal with the installation of apps, on how to get works done, and on how to interact with the devices around you.

Zorin OS 15 core overview

Very belated coverage by Swapnil Bhartiya of Zorin OS release

  • Zorin OS 15 Released

    Artyom Zorin, Chief Executive Officer of Zorin OS has announced the release of Zorin OS 15, the latest version of the Linux-based distribution.

    Zorin OS 15 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with Hardware Enablement (HWE) stack. The LTS base enables Zorin OS developers to focus on making incremental improvements to the distro without having to chase the always moving target, since regular releases of Ubuntu are released every 6 months.

    According to a Zorin blog, 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,” said the blog post.

    Zorin OS also packs Nvidia drivers in the ISO itself so users don’t need internet in order to install such drivers, which also means better out of the box support.

How to install Zorin OS 15 core

Zorin OS 15 + LineageOS

  • Zorin OS 15 + LineageOS | Choose Linux 11

    Zorin OS is described as “a powerful desktop you already know how to use.” It’s elegant, beginner-friendly and looks beautiful, too. Should we be paying more attention to it?

    Then in another first, Jason installs his first alternative mobile OS, and Joe gives advice on getting the most out of LineageOS.

    Unfortunately we end the episode by saying goodbye to Jason as he moves on to pursue several independent projects, but the show will go on with the same spirit of discovery and newness!

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