Linux News Today: Zorin OS 11 Core and Ultimate Editions Out Now for Windows Refugees – Screenshot Tour
On February 3, the Zorin OS team was excited to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Zorin OS 11 operating system, which is currently being distributed as Core and Ultimate editions.
Zorin OS 11 is the next generation of in the development of the Ubuntu-based operating system, bringing Windows refugees a modern desktop environment that features familiar elements, such as a Vista-like Start Menu and Taskbar, as well as file explorer and applications. Zorin OS 11 is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.
“With Zorin OS 11, we’ve focused on improving the overall desktop user experience, from the smallest details to the bigger picture,” developers explained. “In addition to shipping new and improved versions of our standard pre-installed applications, we’ve included new applications to help you get more done in Zorin OS faster, better and more enjoyable.”
What’s new in Zorin OS 11
Prominent new features of Zorin OS 11 include Linux kernel 4.2, Zorin Web Browser Manager tool for easy installation of different web browsers, the highly customizable Zorin Menu and Zorin Desktop environment, a grey variant of the Zorin OS theme, revamped scrolling behaviour, a built-in Contacts manager utility, a Clocks app for setting alarms or using stopwatch and timer, and a beautiful new video player app.
Below we’ve prepared a modest screenshot gallery for those of you who want to see what they get before attempting to download or install the OS. Talking about the download, you can grab the Live and Installable ISO images of Zorin OS 11 Core edition right now via Softpedia, while the Zorin OS 11 Ultimate edition can be purchased from the project’s website. The Zorin OS 11 Business and Lite editions are coming soon!