Zorin OS 12.4 Released

Aug 20, 2018

It’s an extremely popular distribution among Windows and macOS users.

The Zorin OS project has announced the release of Zorin OS 12.4. It’s based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Zorin OS is known for being one of the most polished Linux-based distributions that’s targeted at those who plan to move away from Windows or Mac OS.

According to the project, “Zorin OS 12.4 is the final point release of Zorin OS 12 before the launch of the next major version of Zorin OS. It will be based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 and will be released later this autumn.”

In a previous interview, the Zorin OS founder, Artyom Zorin, told me that the goal of the project is to make it extremely easy for a user to use Linux (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-X1syAGzT8). Users should not have to choose between convenience and Linux.

Zorin OS has created a very loyal user base. Zorin OS 12 was reportedly downloaded more than 1 million times (https://zoringroup.com/blog/2017/11/01/one-million-downloads-for-zorin-os-12/). According to a blog post, “We’re also pleased to see that over 60% of these downloads were coming from Windows and Mac OS, reflecting our mission to bring the power of Linux to people who’ve never had access to it before.”

Zorin OS 12.4 comes with the newly-included Linux kernel 4.15, as well as an updated X server graphics stack and compatibility for newer computers and hardware in Zorin OS.

Zorin OS comes in four versions – Core, Lite, Ultimate, and Business. While Core is available for free, other versions are available for a fee and come with extra packages, settings, and official support.

Download Zorin OS: https://zorinos.com/download/

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