We’re excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 12.3. This version focuses on strengthening the fundamentals of the operating system that contribute towards Zorin OS’s unique user experience: simplicity, security, and functionality.
Improved Windows App Support with Wine 3.0
The latest version of the Wine compatibility layer for Windows apps has been built into Zorin OS 12.3. This means more Windows apps run faster and with better reliability than ever before. Amongst a myriad of other upgrades, the Wine developers have focused on improving how Windows games run thanks to the introduction of Direct3D 10 & 11 support. That means you’ll have access to an even larger library of games to play in Zorin OS.
For this release, we’ve paid close attention to your feedback to improve how the desktop works. These enhancements help make the Zorin OS desktop easier and more intuitive for both newcomers and advanced users. The following are only a few of the feature and stability improvements introduced to the desktop in this release:
File & Folder Management
You can now select custom colors for different folders and attach emblems to files. This makes it quicker to organise your files & folders by topics and view the status of your documents, all at a glance.
Viewing active printer jobs is now easier than ever. When printing documents, a new indicator automatically appears in the panel listing details of the print jobs, with the ability to cancel them quickly.
Window List Launchers and Previews
When using the Window List layout in Zorin OS 12.3 you will now be able to pin and launch apps directly from the panel. Hovering the cursor over open windows in the panel will open a window preview popover, which can transform into a full-size preview after mousing over the popover.
The Latest Software Out of the Box
After installing Zorin OS 12.3, you will have the latest versions of the pre-installed apps and packages. This means fewer software updates will need to be downloaded after installing Zorin OS onto your computer.
Improved Core Technologies, System Security, and Hardware Compatibility
Zorin OS 12.3 introduces the updated Linux kernel 4.13 with new hardware drivers and strengthened security out of the box. These updated core technologies make your computer even more safe from malware attacks and hardware vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre out of the box. With additional software updates and security patches until April 2021, Zorin OS 12.3 is the perfect operating system for deployments in enterprises and governments.
Get Zorin OS 12.3
All editions of Zorin OS 12.3 – Core, Lite, Ultimate, Business and Education – are available to download immediately.
If you’ve already downloaded and installed Zorin OS 12.2, you can update your system to 12.3 by installing the latest updates from the Software Updater.