Zorin OS 12 Lite released with customized Xfce Desktop

Renouncing the commitment to deliver user friendly and less resource hungry operating systems, Zorin OS team has announced release of Zorin OS 12 Lite, latest stable release of lightweight operating system from Zorin family.

Zorin OS 12 Lite is using Xfce as base desktop environment. Earlier Zorin Lite releases were shipped with LXDE. Migrating from LXDE to Xfce will help Zorin project to provide a more customizable and complete desktop environment without compromising much with system resource usage.

A preview of Zorin OS 12 Lite(Courtesy : Zorin OS Blog)
Instead of providing a minimal desktop experience for low-end and outdated computers, Zorin OS Lite is trying to provide a valued desktop experience by providing an environment which almost resembles with Core edition of project.

Main highlights of Zorin OS 12 Lite release can be summarizes as:
  • To achieve our new goals for Zorin OS 12 Lite, we chose to move away from LXDE and adopt XFCE as the base desktop environment. This allows us to create an experience that is not only more familiar and consistent with Zorin OS 12, but is also more customizable and extensible than ever before. The result is a computing experience that’s more intuitive, beautiful and versatile, while keeping resource usage light.
  • In addition to the Lite and Lite Education editions before, we have released Ultimate, Business, and Education editions of Zorin OS 12 Lite. This will allow users with old and low-spec machines to have access to all the best Zorin OS apps and features out-of-the-box.
  • Zorin OS 12 Lite is the first version of Zorin OS Lite with Zorin Appearance pre-installed. Zorin Appearance brings together the functionality of Zorin Look Changer and Zorin Theme Changer into one app. With a click of a button, you can change the desktop layout to match that of Windows versions. The Ultimate and Business editions of Zorin OS 12 Lite also feature Gnome 2 and macOS-like layouts. Zorin Appearance is the go-to app for customizing your desktop, quickly and simply.
  • Many of the built-in system apps have seen extensive improvements both visually and under the hood.
For more information and snapshots, see release announcement published by Zorin team.

Download Zorin OS 12.1 Lite

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