Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Zorin OS


Zorin OS is an operating system, just like Windows or Mac. Zorin OS is built on the Linux architecture so it is completely open source, which means that anyone can modify anything in the operating system to suit their liking. Zorin OS is based on Ubuntu Linux which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world. However, Zorin OS is different.

Windows users find it difficult to use Ubuntu due to its unfamiliar user interface. Zorin OS is the solution to that problem. Zorin OS replicates the Windows graphical user interface which makes it easy for Windows users to migrate to Linux, but that's not it. As well as being open source it is also:
  • Safer than Windows. All the Linux distributions have nearly no risk of getting malware
  • Faster than Windows. It is tested to be more than twice as fast as Windows Vista (with the effects on)
  • More customisable than Windows
  • Built with the help of the community, so even you can contribute to the Zorin OS project! (See the Forums page)
  • More advanced as new releases take place 6 months after previous ones.
  • And best of all, its free!
You also don't need to worry about Windows because you can choose to have Zorin OS installed alongside Windows (see the installation page in the Forums for more details) which also means that you can boot up Windows instead of Zorin OS. Furthermore, you can also access all of your Windows files on Zorin OS with the file browser. You can even run your Windows programs on Zorin OS using a program called WINE which is pre-installed.
We only mentioned a few features from Zorin OS here but you can get a bigger picture of Zorin OS by viewing the Screenshots, Videos or Forums page, or by simply installing it. 

My Comments
I have used Zorin OS all versions (1 to 3, update: now 5.2, 6). No dought they are impressive, even if you don't consider as it looks like windows. I hope this distro will be going on the top from desktop users prospective. I have used Red Hat 7.2 back in 2001 or 2002, Ubuntu, Vector Linux, xPUD, Urdu Ubuntu, Urdu Slax, Puppy Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Gaming Live Distribution, Luit Linux, etc as well as dual boot with Windows, multiple Linux distro installation.

I can easily confirm that it is the best Linux distro I have used so far.

How to Install Zorin OS 3?