While Zorin OS is a Linux distribution designed for users new to the Linux platforms, with built-in features that allow users to change the UI to resemble any of the familiar Microsoft Windows or MacOS systems.
The latest release, Zorin OS 16 offers a “Pro” edition which replaces the “Ultimate” edition that comes preloaded with a few apps and a couple of layouts. But the base edition, Zorin OS 16 “Core” remains free, which also includes all the essential features.
What's New in Zorin OS 16 Linux distro?
Zorin OS is one of the most beautiful Linux distribution and the latest release, Zorin OS 16 brings several cosmetic features to the distribution, like Jelly Mode which adds an engaging animation when the window on your screen is minimized.
Other highlighted key updates in Zorin OS 16 includes:
- Flatpak Enabled
- New Touchpad Gestures
- New Sound Recorder & Photos apps
- Telemetry and tracking Disabled in Firefox browser for better privacy
- Jelly mode that enables a macOS-like animation on minimizing or opening applications
- Active directory domain option in the installer
- More Enhanced taskbar
Additionally, Flathub has been enabled by default with Zorin OS 16, you can now find plenty of apps, including Flatpak packages within the Software manager.
How to Upgrade to Zorin OS 16?
The Pro edition of Zorin OS 16 is available at $39, and the Pro-lite edition is available for older computers.
However, you can also download Zorin OS 16 Core for free, albeit the free lite edition and the pro lite version are not yet available.