Zorin OS 16.2 arrives as a user-friendly and accessible alternative to Windows 11

Zorin OS 16.2 was released today as the second major update in the Zorin OS 16 series of this user-friendly and accessible alternative to the Ubuntu Linux-based Windows operating system.

About seven and a half months after ZorinOS 16.1 and still based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), the Zorin OS 16.2 release is here to introduce various improvements that promise to make your Zorin OS desktop experience better and more enjoyable.

Zorin OS 16.2 adds a new “Windows App Support” menu item in the System Tools section of the Applications menu to make it easier to install Windows apps and games with just a few clicks. It also supports detecting more Windows installer files for popular apps and games and provides alternatives to Windows apps.

“For example, launching the Windows installers for Epic Games Store or GOG Galaxy now prompts you to install the Heroic Games Launcher, which is the best way to play games from those stores in Zorin OS.” said the developers. “This is another step in making Zorin OS the friendliest and most accessible alternative to Windows for everyday users.”

Additionally, Zorin OS 16.2 comes with Microsoft font alternatives for better desktop experience, the latest Libre Office 7.4 office suite, plus updates to many pre-installed apps for a more feature-rich out-of-the-box experience.

The in-house built Zorin Connect app has also been updated in this release to make it easier to view your computer’s battery status on your Android smartphone, and the Zorin Connect app for Android has received new features such as the ability to send your phone’s clipboard with a tap, loop and shuffle commands for media control, the ability to configure the action for left-clicks in remote typing, as well as a new option to enable notifications on your PC only when the phone screen is off.

On top of that, the Zorin OS Education Edition now includes the full-featured no-code game development software GDevelop, Jelly Mode has been updated with new physics variables for more lively interactions, and the latest security fixes are here. included in the whole system. for better hardware support, as well as a more stable and secure Linux desktop experience.

You can download Zorin OS 16.2 right now from the official site. Existing Zorin OS 16 and 16.1 users only need to update their installations using the Software Updater utility. Zorin OS 16.2 is powered by Linux kernel 5.15 LTS and will be supported with software and security updates until April 2025.

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