Feb 21, 2010

Zorin OS: A gateway for windows users to the try Linux

Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. Zorin OS is a gateway for Windows users to the exciting world of open source software. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.

Zorin OS gives Windows users more flexibility. It allows them to use Microsoft Windows alongside Zorin OS or run Windows applications in Zorin OS with the help of WINE and PlayOnLinux. Tests show that most Windows applications run faster in Zorin OS than in Microsoft Windows. Zorin OS replicates the Windows graphical user interface which makes it easy for Windows users to operate Zorin OS alongside Windows or migrate to it.

Zorin OS is an out-of-the-box solution to all your software needs. It comes pre-installed with the OpenOffice suite including a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software, the Firefox web browser, the Evolution e-mail client, the Rhythmbox music player, the Totem video player, the GIMP image editor and much more.

Zorin OS uses the GNOME Desktop Environment. Zorin OS is open source, which means that anyone can modify anything in the operating system to suit their liking.


Its many advantages include the following:

  • Zorin OS is safe as it has practically no risk of getting viruses or malware.
  • Zorin OS is a stable and robust operating system as it is based on Ubuntu Linux, one of the most reliable systems in the world.
  • Zorin OS is an out-of-the-box software solution
  • Zorin OS is a very fast operating system. It is tested to be around 4 times faster than Windows 7.
  • Zorin OS is available in over 55 languages.
  • Zorin OS is a fully customizable operating system.

Zorin OS was built with the help of the community, so even you can contribute to the Zorin OS project! (See the Forums page). We have mentioned only a few features and advantages of Zorin OS here but you can get a bigger picture by viewing the Screenshots, Videos, or by simply getting it.