Good News for all the Zorin users out there! Zorin has launched its latest version of its Ubuntu based Linux distro. Since its launch in July 2009, it is estimated that the popular distribution has reached more than 17 million downloads. Zorin is renowned for creating a distro for beginner level users and the all new Zorin OS 15 comes packed with a lot of goodies that surely will make Zorin OS lovers happy. Let’s see some of the major enhancements made in the latest version.
New Features of Zorin OS 15
Zorin OS has always amazed users with different set of features when every version is released Zorin OS 15 is no exception as it comes with a lot of new features as outlined below:
Enhanced User Experience
The moment you look at the Zorin OS 15, you will ask whether it is a Linux distro because it looks more like a Windows OS. According to Zorin, it wanted Windows users to get ported to Linux in a more user-friendlier manner. And it features a Windows like Start menu, quick app launchers, a traditional task bar section, system tray etc.
Another major highlight of Zorin OS 15 is the ability to integrate your Android Smartphones seamlessly with your desktop using the Zorin Connect application. With your phone connected, you can share music, videos and other files between your phone and desktop. You can even use your phone as a mouse to control the desktop. You can also easily control the media playback in your desktop from your phone itself. Quickly reply to all your messages and notifications sent to your phone from your desktop.
New GTK Theme
Zorin OS 15 ships with an all new GTK Theme that has been exclusively built for this distro and the theme is available in 6 different colors along with the hugely popular dark theme. Another highlight is that the OS automatically detects the time of the day and changes the desktop theme accordingly. Say for example, during sunset it switches to a dark theme whereas in the morning it switches to bright theme automatically.
Other New Features:
Zorin OS 15 comes packed with a lot of new features including:
- Compatible with Thunderbolt 3.0 devices
- Supports color emojis
- Comes with an upgraded Linux Kernel 4.18
- Customized settings available for application menu and task bar
- System font changed to Inter
- Supports renaming bulk files
Minimum system requirements for Zorin OS 15 (Core):
- Dual Core 64-bit (1GHZ)
- 2 GB RAM
- 10 GB free disk space
- Internet Connection Optional
- Display (800×600)
Step by Step Guide to Install Zorin OS 15 (Core)
Before you start installing Zorin OS 15, ensure you have a copy of the Zorin OS 15 downloaded in your system. If not download it from the official website of Zorin OS 15. Remember this Linux distribution is available in 4 versions including:
- Ultimate (Paid Version)
- Core (Free Version)
- Lite (Free Version)
- Education (Free Version)
Note: In this article I will demonstrate Zorin OS 15 Core Installation Steps
Step 1) Create Zorin OS 15 Bootable USB Disk
Once you have downloaded Zorin OS 15, copy the ISO into an USB disk and create a bootable disk. Change our system settings to boot using …