Meet “Zorin OS“. It is a free alternative Linux operating system specially designed for Windows users who want to switch to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux Distribution in the world. Also it have the some Windows OS elements such as the taskbar, start menu and the file system. With the preinstlled WINE Windows Emulator software you can install Windows programs easily. Zorin OS includes lots of standard open-source/freeware softwares and there is a Software Center just like the Ubuntu Software Center but with a slightly smaller catalog.


In addition to Zorin OS, it provides fast seamless computing experience that is quickly becoming the gate way Linux to windows users. Also You can change the look of GUI using the “Look Changer” in the control center to like Windows 2000,XP, Vista,Windows 7, Mac OS X, or normal Linux GNOME interface. You can use a video file or screensaver as your background by Zorin’s Background Plus application.

The Zorin OS operating system gives you the ultimate desktop experience. Some of the advantages of Zorin OS and also checkout a feature by feature comparison of Windows 7 and Zorin OS 5 video on right side.

Advantages of Zorin OS 5:
  1. No risk of getting viruses
  2. Much faster than Windows 7
  3. An easy to use and familiar desktop
  4. Customizable user interface thanks to our Look Changer
  5. Stable as it is based on the robust Linux operating system
  6. All the software you’ll ever need out of the box
  7. Extremely versatile and customizable Open Source software
  8. Available in over 55 languages

Personally, I Like this operating system and I also installed my AMD PC. Please follow this link to download Zorin OS 5 or read more about it. I think, you might also like to read about the Pear OS Linux Panther – Mac OSX like Ubuntu 11.10 OS. Have fun!