Zorin OS 16 Lite Released! Here’s What’s New

Polished Xfce 4.16, Window Previews, and more!


Zorin OS is one of the most popular Windows alternatives, thanks to its visually similar UI to Windows. If you tried running it on your PC and found out that the experience was very choppy, there’s also a lighter version of the same. The latest version of Zorin OS 16 Lite has been released, and it comes with lots of changes and improvements that we’ll talk about in the article.

Zorin OS 16 Lite: What’s New?

The first and the most noticeable change is in the UI. Zorin OS 16 Lite ships with Xfce 4.16 out of the box, a great desktop environment for PCs with low horsepower. Unlike most of the distros with Xfce out there, the experience that Zorin OS Lite offers feels more polished.

Zorin OS 16 Lite Desktop

In a nutshell, the devs have tweaked the Xfce UI elements to resemble the GNOME desktop environment. The OS also comes with Flathub enabled by default.

The Pro Lite version features more desktop layouts than the lite version. There are also Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS layouts that you can switch to.

Zorin also has window previews (Hovering on the minimized tabs to see what the Window looks like).

Taskbar window previews

In addition to that, new Wallpapers have also been added, some of which are only available in Pro Lite.

Zorin OS 16 Lite Wallpapers

What are your thoughts about Zorin OS? Have you tried it before? Let us know your views and opinions in the comments section below.

Source: blog.zorin.com

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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