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Zorin OS 15 Enters Beta with Flatpak Support, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 

The development team behind the Ubuntu-based and user-friendly Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution announced that they are working on the next major release, Zorin OS 15, which entered beta testing today.

The development team behind the Ubuntu-based and user-friendly Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution announced that they are working on the next major release, Zorin OS 15, which entered beta testing today.

Based on the long-term supported Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series, Zorin OS 15 promises a revamped user experience that has been modeled to suit everyone's needs, not only those who are migrating from a Microsoft Windows operating system, but also power users and advanced Linux users.

"Creating a Linux desktop operating system that’s designed for everyone – not only the engineers & power users – has always been the mission of Zorin OS, ever since the first release nearly 10 years ago. Zorin OS 15 takes this decade-long effort and amplifies it to the next level," said the Zorin OS team in today's announcement.Here's what's new in Zorin OS 15Zorin OS 15 comes a new Zorin Connect app that lets you connect and interact with your Android mobile devices to receive notifications on your computer, browse and share files, receive and replay to SMS messages, as well as to control media playback. The Zorin Connect app is based on the open-source GSConnect and KDE Connect apps.

Zorin OS 15 features a highly customized GNOME 3.30 desktop environment with brand-new desktop themes in six color variants and Light and Dark modes, Night Light mode, a new adaptive desktop background option that changes throughout the day, and an all-new desktop interface tailored explicitly for touchscreens.

Under the hood, Zorin OS 15 is powered by the Linux 4.18 kernel from Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and comes with the LibreOffice 6.2 office suite, support for Flatpak apps and repositories, Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser, a new system font, new customization settings, experimental Wayland support, network captive portal detection, out-of-the-box Nvidia graphics support, and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Zorin OS 15 Beta is now available for download right now from our free software portal if you want to take it for a test drive and give feedback to the developers. However, we have to warn you that this is a pre-release version that should not be installed on production machines, nor used for any production work.
 
New desktop theme
 
 New desktop theme
 
Support for Flatpak apps and repositories
 
 Support for Flatpak apps and repositories
 
LibreOffice 6.2
 
 LibreOffice 6.2
 
Night Light
 
 Night Light
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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