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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:44 PM

Zorin OS


is a new Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Like many other distributions it has a Windows, like desktop. Its a typical distribution which come along with lot of software packages included, most users run with their Windows systems. The emulation WINE is part of that distribution, letting users run many Windows programs.


With an Educational line Zorin OS offers an OS with typical programs students need for learning. If you want Zorin OS for business related usage, you'll find Business versions coming along with bookkeeping-, database programs and a Zorin Premium support. Therefore you have to pay 8.99EU or 9.99EU for these Business versions


Another interesting aspect is that all OS versions do exist in an Lite version for older or/and low equipped machines.


The available releases are:


Zorin OS 9  a long term supported (until April 2019) Linux as 32- or 64-bit version

Zorin OS 11 security update support until y 2016 Linux as 32- or 64-bit version


Zorin OS 9 / 11 Core line gives you all the essential features you need from your computer in a fast, secure and easy to use package.

Zorin OS 9 / 11 Lite line Zorin OS Lite packs the most essential features of Zorin OS into a lightweight package that runs fast on even the oldest and lowest-spec machines.

Zorin OS 9 / 11 Business

Zorin OS 9 / 11 Ultimate


Zorin OS 9 / 11 Educational line Zorin OS Educational Lite packs the education-oriented software and features from the Educational edition into a fast and lightweight package.


Here some more information about that Linux distribution:

Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for newcomers to Linux. It's based on Ubuntu Linux, so you can rely on it for rock-solid performance, dependability and support.

Exclusive Software
Zorin OS features our unique Look Changer program that we have created exclusively for Zorin OS. It allows you to change the user interface at the touch of a button. Other unique programs include Background Plus, Web Browser Manager and more.

Zorin OS gives you more flexibility.
It allows you to use Zorin OS alongside your current operating system and run Microsoft Windows programs in Zorin OS with the help of WINE and PlayOnLinux.

Main advantage:

Super secure
Thanks to Zorin OS's immunity to Windows viruses you will never have to worry about any of that nasty malware. And when a potential security threat arises, software updates usually come in a matter of hours.
With Zorin OS you are sure to have peace of mind.

Much faster than your typical OS
Zorin OS is super fast. Zorin OS is faster than Windows and OS X because it is more lightweight. Some Windows programs run even faster in Zorin OS with WINE (which comes pre-installed with Zorin OS) than in Windows.

Out-of-the-box software
Zorin OS is packed with all the software you'll ever need out of the box, from office suites to video editors. For a package list and other details click here.

Exclusive Software

Zorin Look Changer
The Look Changer lets you change your desktop to look and act like either Windows 7, XP, 2000, Ubuntu Unity, Mac OS X or GNOME 2 for ultimate ease of use.

Zorin Web Browser Manager
We have included our exclusive program called the Web Browser Manager which makes it easy to install or uninstall alternate web browsers.

Zorin Background Plus
Background Plus allows you to set a video, audio file or Screensaver as your background to enhance your desktop experience.


For more details and information, please check the Zorin OS webpage.

Links overview

Zorin Homepage:




Review at DistroWatch: