Artyom Zorin has announced the release of Zorin OS 6.1 "Educational Lite" edition, a lightweight Lubuntu-based distribution specially created for deployment in schools: "The Zorin OS team has released Zorin OS 6.1 Educational Lite, the latest evolution of the Zorin OS Educational Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Windows users using old or low-powered hardware for educational purposes. This release is based on Lubuntu 12.04 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-specification machines. This new release includes updated software, the newer Linux kernel version 3.2, as well as other improvements. We also include lots of educational software for primary, secondary and tertiary education students."
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. It has a Windows-like graphical user interface and many programs similar to those found in Windows. Zorin OS also comes with an application that lets users run many Windows programs. The distribution's ultimate goal is to provide a Linux alternative to Windows and let Windows users enjoy all the features of Linux without complications.