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Zorin OS 16 Officially Released with New “Pro” Edition, Windows 11-Like Desktop Layout

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Based on the long-term supported Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series, Zorin OS 16 is here with revamped visuals and a brand-new Windows 11-like desktop layout (available only on the Pro edition) to further help those who want to transition from the Microsoft Windows operating system to a Linux-based one.

I said it before and I’ll say it again, Zorin OS is one of the easiest to use and most enjoyable Linux distributions for newcomers. It’s main goal as a Linux-based OS is to become the number one Windows alternative for Linux newcomers, and the new release enforces that goal.

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By Joey Sneddon · only minutes ago

  • Zorin OS 16 Released with New Look, New Apps + More

    A new version of Zorin OS, a user-friendly Ubuntu-based Linux distro, is available for download.

    Zorin OS 16 is based on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and comes equipped with the Linux 5.11 kernel. The distro uses a customised version of GNOME Shell 3.38 for its desktop interface, and is pre-populated with a plethora of apps, tools, and programmes.

    Zorin OS 16 is also supported with software updates and security patches until April 2025.

    In this post we run-through Zorin OS 16’s new features and key changes, give you details on the available versions, and show you where to download a copy so you can try it out for yourself.

    I will say that if you’re new to Zorin OS then you’re for a treat!


  • Top 9 Features in the Newly Released Zorin OS 16

    Take a look at some of the top features in the newly released Zorin OS 16.

  • Zorin OS 16 is a Visual Spectacle! You Can Download This New Linux Release Right Now

    Zorin OS 16, one of the most anticipated Linux distros, based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, has arrived.

    With the latest release, they now offer a new “Pro” edition replacing the “Ultimate” edition that comes loaded with a few applications pre-installed and a couple of extra layouts.

    Moreover, you get technical support for installation if you get the Zorin OS 16 Pro to support the developers.

    The base edition is Zorin OS 16 “Core,” is free, which includes all the essentials.

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  • Zorin OS 16 Released as an Alternative to Windows and macOS

    Zorin OS 16 is an ultimate Linux desktop distro designed to appeal to those coming from popular proprietary OSes, namely Windows and macOS.

    Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. It is designed to make your computer faster, more powerful, secure, and privacy-respecting.

    There are several ways you can get started with Zorin OS. The first is to download Zorin OS Core which is the free edition of the distro. If you prefer the XFCE desktop environment, you can try their Zorin OS Lite which is targeted for basic use on low-spec PCs.

Zorin OS 16 is the Windows 11-like Linux distribution

  • Zorin OS 16 is the Windows 11-like Linux distribution Microsoft doesn't want you to know about

    Windows 11 is a very good operating system, and it hasn't even gone gold yet. In fact, despite only being Beta, I can confidently call it the best version of Windows ever. It is shockingly polished and beautiful -- the true successor to Windows 7. Windows 10 wasn't bad, but it never felt complete. Windows 11 feels purposeful and well-loved by developers. Microsoft has impressed me with the upcoming operating system. It is appearing to be more than a superficial update as I once thought.

    With all of that said, understandably, not everyone wants or needs Windows 11. Due to some rather lofty hardware requirements, some consumers will find their computer simply can't run Windows 11 even if they want it to. While Microsoft and the overall computer industry would love to see these consumers buy new computers, that simply is not necessary. Instead, a Linux-based operating system can breathe new life into your aging PC.

    Unfortunately, picking a Linux-based operating system can be confusing, as there are just too many options. It's a good problem to have, I suppose, and ultimately, you really can't go wrong. Whether you pick Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, Linux Lite, or something else, you are likely to have a solid experience. One of the best choices, however, is Zorin OS. Not only is it specifically designed for Windows converts, but it even has an optional Windows 11-like user interface.

Zorin OS 16 Officially Released : Linux Alternative To Windows

  • Zorin OS 16 Officially Released : Linux Alternative To Windows 11

    Zorin OS 16 is now available for the public. Based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), Zorin OS 16 has been refurbished with a new and improved appearance.You will see new artwork and desktop wallpapers on the Zorin OS 16.

    One of the interesting GUI feature that you will see on Zorin OS 16 is Windows 11-like desktop layout. Zorin OS which is one of the easy to use Linux distro now displays a blurred version of your desktop wallpaper in it’s latest version of Zorin OS 16.

Zorin OS 16 Released! New Modern Beginner Friendly Linux based

  • Zorin OS 16 Released! New Modern Beginner Friendly Linux based on Ubuntu 20.04

    Zorin OS 16 was officially released! Features Ubuntu 20.04 LTS package base, Kernel 5.11, and modified Gnome Desktop 3.36.

    Zorin OS is an open-source Linux distribution for personal computers. It provides an user friendly desktop appearance based on Gnome. With built-in utility, it allows to single click changing UI layout to original Gnome, classic or modern Windows style.

    A lightweight version is also available for old computers based on XFCE desktop environment. And it features “Zorin Connect”, GSConnect / KDE Connect similar implementation to link your Android phone and computer together.

Zorin OS 16

  • Zorin OS 16 - The BEST DISTRO to move to LINUX? - Invidious

    Zorin OS 16 was just released a few days ago. This distro gets a ton of praise from beginners and windows switchers, and this new release, in my opinion, cements its place as the go-to recommendation for new Linux users. Let's see what's new and if Zorin can earn a nice "Linux beginner" seal of approval.

Zorin 16 Core Run Through

  • Zorin 16 Core Run Through - Invidious

    In this video, we are looking at Zorin 16 Core. Enjoy!

  • Zorin 16 Core

    Today we are looking at Zorin 16 Core. It comes with Linux Kernel 5.11, based on Ubuntu 2004, Gnome 3.36, and uses about 1.8GB of ram when idling. Enjoy!

Download Zorin OS 16 With Mirrors, Torrents And Checksums

  • Download Zorin OS 16 With Mirrors, Torrents And Checksums

    Zorin OS, the computer operating system from Ireland, released version 16 at Tuesday, August 17th, 2021. Currently available as Pro and Core, with Lite and Education Editions to come, it is the successor to the last year version 15.3. This GNU/Linux system is suitable for most computer users, organizations, schools and offices. Below you will find the download links, mirrors, a torrent, checksums, and how to proceed further to the installation. Finally, we congratulate Zorin OS official for nearly 3 million downloads since two years ago and it's our time to celebrate. Now let's download Zorin OS!

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