A few hours ago the stable version of one of the most striking distributions in terms of aesthetics and functions has been launched, I mean Zorin OS 12. This new version is still based on Ubuntu, in this case Ubuntu 16.04 and also has two versions: Core and Ultimate.
But it is also true that it is characterized by being the most stable and improved version of all that Zorin OS has. Maybe it is because of its base, or because of its new kernel or also because of its new functions.
Zorin OS 12 has the updates and benefits that come with having as base Ubuntu 16.04 but they have also decided to renew the Zorin Desktop, a desktop that is based on Gnome Shell and that has taken a complete turn. On the one hand the new artwork is based on paper, the famous Gnu / Linux theme. In addition, Zorin Desktop has made changes to its configuration panels, all being replaced by just one where the user can configure the entire desktop interface. But it is not the only novelty of the version.
Zorin OS 12 will have synchronization with our Google Drive account
Chromium will be the browser of the distribution, something that will be useful to be able to have webapps on the desktop. The desktop is based on Gnome Shell and that is taken advantage of. So Zorin OS 12 has the main Gnome applications such as Gnome Photos, Gnome Maps, Gnome Weather, Gnome Videos and even we can synchronize our files with Google Drive.
Another novelty of Zorin OS 12 is the incorporation of gestures in actions with the desktop. Thus, the desktop it will respond if we press with three fingers, with four or double press, as if it were the screen of a mobile. This is useful for computers that are tablets, laptops, or have a touch screen. Something that is growing but is not yet important enough.
In any case, Zorin OS 12 is a free distribution so we can download and test it without any commitment, all through the release notes. Personally I think that Zorin OS is a great distribution and a solution for those who do not want long configurations and do not mind the Gnome Shell desktop, for the rest, there may be other better alternatives Do not you think?