Zorin OS 12 is the result of many months of hard work, and it looks like it’s the project’s biggest release ever. The GNU/Linux distribution is now based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and ships with the Zorin Desktop 2.0 desktop environment.
As mentioned before, Zorin OS 12 now uses the Zorin Desktop 2.0, which is a major revamp featuring an advanced universal search functionality, richer notifications, activities overview, support for advanced display features on modern PCs, as well as many new and handy accessibility features.
Zorin OS 12’s enhanced desktop environment also offers a fresh new look based on the popular Paper icon theme and lots of subtle design improvements for ease of use and familiarity. A new app, called Zorin Appearance, merges the old Zorin Look Changer and Zorin Theme Changer tools so you can easily change the desktop layout.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht