orin Group announced today the beta version of their upcoming Zorin OS 16 OS release, a serious update that brings a shocking New Look and better performance.
Zorin OS 16 Enters Beta, New Look With Faster & Smoother Performance
Promising to be the “most advanced release ever,” Zorin OS 16 is predicated on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) and features a revamped look and feel to form the transition from Windows to Linux easier and more enjoyable because the main goal of Zorin OS remains to be the amount one MS Windows alternative for Linux newcomers.
The New Look of Zorin OS 16 consists of a replacement theme that’s easier on the eyes and features beautiful animations, new artwork and wallpapers, also a revamped lock screen that features a blurred version of the desktop background.
On top of that, Zorin OS 16 introduces multi-touch touchpad gestures and a more customizable taskbar with new settings for moving the panel to all or any four of the screen, change panel’s size and transparency, support multi-monitor setups, show, hide and move the panel’s buttons and indicators, and far more.
To make it even easier for Linux newcomers to familiarize themselves with the Linux desktop, Zorin OS 16 introduces a replacement Windows 10X-like desktop layout and a replacement Zorin OS Tour app that welcomes you the primary time you boot your new Zorin OS computer.
“We’re introducing an all-new desktop layout in Zorin Appearance which resembles the default interface in Windows 10X. It features a contemporary and streamlined UI that adapts well to computers with touchpads, mice, or touchscreens,” said the Zorin OS devs.
Under the hood, Zorin OS 16 brings updated GNU/Linux technologies and a more modern kernel to form the entire system faster and smoother. The upcoming release also brings support for Flatpak apps by integrating the Flathub repository additionally to support for Snap apps, AppImage apps, and Windows apps.
A new Sound Recorder app is present also in Zorin OS 16, alongside a revamped Zorin Appearance app. Moreover, Zorin OS now features fractional scaling for HiDPI/4K displays, better fingerprint reader support, and improved privacy by disabling the built-in tracking and telemetry within the Firefox browser.
If you would like to urge an early taste of those new features and enhancements, you’ll download the Zorin OS 16 Beta release immediately from the official website. However, please attempt to confine mind that this is often a pre-release version, not suitable for production use yet.