Windows 10, Microsoft’s new flagship operating system that has caused so much consternation with Windows users over the past year, may have an open source Ubuntu based Linux distro competitor. Windows 10 has been fraught with issues, starting with forced and botched upgrades, wifi issues, blank screens, and blue screens of death. But the user interface sure is nice if it works right? Well there may be another option for a computer operating system that has the look and feel of Windows 10 but without the bugs, cost, and security vulnerabilities.
Enter Zorin: An Ubuntu Based Linux Distro That Looks and Feels Like Windows 10.
Zorin OS is a replacement for Windows and macOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure.
“Zorin OS was started in 2008 with one goal: to bring the most advanced technology into the hands of everyone. We believe in creating a product which is open, so you can take back control of your technology and not the other way around. By maintaining a clear focus on simplicity, we’ve been able to create a powerful computing experience that millions of people love to use every day.”
Ubuntu Linux is the most popular Linux for the Desktop, and the folks at ZorinOS took that Ubuntu core and made it look like Windows. Mind you, the programs you run will have to be Linuz programs as Windows and MacOSX programs usually don’t run on Linux because the architecture is different. But there are many other open source programs that are designed to have the same functionality and replace their Windows and MacOSX counterparts.
For a Windows 10 lookalike operating system Zorin OS is promising.
Who is using Zorin OS?
The City of Vicenza, Italy is launching a pilot program which aims to migrate the municipality’s computers from Microsoft Windows to Zorin OS. Thanks to the performance, flexibility, cost and ease of use of the system, Zorin OS was selected to replace Windows on the municipality’s 700 workstations, serving 895 employees.
Are You Ready To Try Zorin OS?
You can download ZorinOS from Zorin OS Download Site