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Zorin OS

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 9 (840), 6 months: 9 (925), 3 months: 9 (971), 4 weeks: 7 (1,303), 1 week: 8 (1,009)

Average visitor rating: 8.13/10 from 293 review(s).


Zorin Summary
Distribution Zorin OS
Home Page https://www.zorinos.com/
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User Forums https://zorinos.com/help
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2: Viva O Linux (Portuguese) • IT Lure
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-21: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15 "Lite"
 • 2019-06-05: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 15
 • 2019-03-20: Development Release: Zorin OS 15 Beta
 • 2018-08-13: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.4
 • 2018-03-16: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.3
 • 2017-09-08: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.2
 • 2017-02-27: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12.1
 • 2016-11-18: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 12
 • 2016-09-19: Development Release: Zorin OS 12 Beta
 • 2016-02-03: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 11
 • 2016-01-19: Development Release: Zorin OS 11 Beta
 • 2015-08-01: Distribution Release: Zorin OS 10
 • More Zorin releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-06-21 Zorin partners with Star Labs
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 15-r1 12.4 11 10 9 8.1 7.1 6.4 5.2 4 3.2 2 1 Feature
Release Date 2019-06-24 2018-08-13 2016-02-03 2015-08-01 2014-07-15 2014-02-21 2013-10-16 2013-08-28 2011-11-23 2010-12-22 2011-11-10 2010-01-01 2009-07-01 Release Date
End Of Life                           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2100-2200 1400-2500                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME, Xfce GNOME, Xfce GNOME, LXDE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB, Flatpak, Snap DEB, Snap DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o LibreOffice OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 15-r1 12.4 11 10 9 8.1 7.1 6.4 5.2 4 3.2   1 Full Package List
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Version: 15-r1
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-11-30
Votes: 1


ENGLISH:

-During my tests I had no error messages or bugs, it is a very stable system, for the common uses: office automation, videos, it is OK, for Internet it is average, and for the games videos "Zorin 15 lite" works as well as other OS ...

- "Zorin os 15 Lite" remains very consumer of RAM, because on Firefox I get 1.9 go and on "Windoze" 2.1 go of ram ...in normal use without video games this OS works as well as "Windoze"...


FRANCAIS:

-Durant mes essais je n' ai eus aucun messages d' erreur ou bugs, c'est un système très stable, pour les usages courants: bureautique, vidéos, c' est OK, pour internet c' est moyen, et pour les jeux vidéos "Zorin 15 lite" fonctionne aussi bien que les autres OS...

-"Zorin os 15 Lite" reste très consommateur de RAM, car sur Firefox j'obtiens 1.9 go et sur "Windoze" 2.1 go de ram...en usage normal sans les jeux vidéos cet OS fonctionne aussi bien que "Windoze"...


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Version: 15-r1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-11-29
Votes: 6


All looks remarkably well but I have experienced problems with some machines after an initial update. And it is the problem which I experience with most Linux systems when there is going to be one. It appears that on certain machines I lose my supported video after the system is updated. So I will update, reboot, and get a black screen. Before that first big update everything will be perfect. And mind, I am assuming that the problem is video-related because that is what I lack.
Prior to that update everything looks and is running great. This, from my point of view makes no sense at all. If your system is working perfectly after the installation, why would someone want to change the video support on your system? Alas, not being a programmer I have not the knowledge available to even offer a guess to this.

OK, in regards to other equipment I have installed this 15 lite version on everything looks quite good. Zorin is one of the systems with which I have had the most reliable service with least problems. They are indeed worthy of your support and inspection if you are thinking of going linux, or of inspecting a different linux system.


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Version: 15-r1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-25
Votes: 1


I consider this the best Debian-based Distro till now.

because of the user-friendly interface and the lack of reliability issues which are frequent in other distros (wake up, autologin and connection problems).

Many preinstalled apps makes setup easier.

Also the Distribution's own kernel updates are more frequent.


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