Zorin OS 12 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.
Zorin OS is super fast. It 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 this OS) than in Windows. 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.
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.
It includes such helpful tools as a text to speech program, Orca Screen Reader, a screen magnifier for the visually impaired and a dwell click feature for pressing a mouse button automatically.
Zorin OS is packed with software, ready for you to take advantage of. From the versatile LibreOffice suite to the feature-packed OpenShot video editor, it’s got it all. This OS is sure to facilitate all of your everyday tasks such as web browsing, document creation, social networking, making videos, chatting with your friends and beyond, all without having to install anything.
Zorin OS features the unique Look Changer program that allows you to change the user interface at the touch of a button. Other unique programs include Background Plus, Web Browser Manager and more…
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.
The default web browser is Firefox. For those who want to use other web browsers, we have included our exclusive program called the Zorin Web Browser Manager which makes installing and uninstalling web browsers simple and quick.
Background Plus allows you to set a video, audio file or screensaver as your background to enhance your desktop experience. This program is available in the Premium editions.
The Software Center allows you to download and install tens of thousands of free and paid-for programs. All you have to do is open the Software Center from the start menu, find a program which you want and click Install. You can even install Windows programs on Zorin OS in a similar way with PlayOnLinux. You are also able to download installable packages (.deb and .exe) like in your current operating system.
Nearly every file that you use with your current operating system will work perfectly in Zorin OS with no need for additional setup. All your office documents, music, videos, pictures etc. will work out of the box in Zorin OS. It also supports a large library of devices such as printers, scanners, cameras, keyboards. These devices will work as soon as you plug them in without the need for installing additional drivers.
Zorin OS has the different versions to facilitate the requirements of every kind of user with additional software. Those editions include the free Core edition for general use, Lite for use on old and low-spec computers, Educational for use in schools and universities, Business for corporate use and Ultimate which packs the best software Linux has to offer.
Core Edition gives you all the essential features you need from your computer in a fast, secure and easy to use package. Whether you’re browsing the web, doing document work, chatting with your friends or editing your photos, you can count on Zorin OS Core for a smooth desktop experience.
Lite Edition packs the most essential features of Zorin OS into a lightweight package that runs fast on even the oldest and lowest-spec machines. Everything from the interface to the selection of software is optimized to run as smoothly and expediently as possible on your computer.
Business Edition provides all the tools needed to run your business. You will find a wealth of software including apps for accounting, bookkeeping, database, retail, word processing, spreadsheets and much more.
Ultimate Edition lets you unleash the full potential of your computer. If you’re into business, multimedia or gaming you can rely on the vast array of software in Zorin OS Ultimate to get what you need done, or just to have fun.
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